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The new Maruti Swift 2018 is garnering immense attention not just in India but on the global level as well. The 2018 Maruti Swift, known as the Suzuki Swift in several international markets has made it to the final of the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) 2018 awards. The all-new Swift is among the top 5 finalists in the World Urban Car 2018 category and will compete with the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Micra and the new-generation Volkswagen Polo. The new Swift 2018 was launched in India at the Auto Expo 2018 with an irresistable price of Rs 4.99 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).
All finalists in the running for World Urban Car 2018 are strong contenders and a stiff fight for the much sought after award can be expected. Suzuki has made it to the list once again as the Ignis was in the running for the same category in 2017. The Word Car Awards 2018 finalists' list includes several SUVs too, which currently make up the most popular segment in the Indian and global markets.
The finalists for the WCOTY 2018 include the Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW X3, Kia Stinger, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Leaf, Range Rover Velar, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen T-Roc, and the Volvo XC60. Jaguar Land Rover has made it to the final list again, this time with not just one but two SUVs - the Velar and the Discovery.
Volvo too is in the list repetitively, with its recent products making it into the final list. The surprise though, is from Nissan, which made a fresh appearance in the finalists' list with its green car - the Leaf.
Representatives from the luxury segment in the list includes the new-generation Audi A8, BMW 6 GT, Lexus LS, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera. In the performance segment, the top five models are the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS 3, BMW M5, Honda Civic Type R, and the Lexus LC 500.
Environment-friendly cars too have a category named 'World Green Car' and includes models such as the BMW 530e iPerformance, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the new 2nd generation Nissan Leaf. There is also a World Car Design category, and the five finalists in it include the Citroen C3 Aircross, Lexus LC 500, Range Rover Velar, Renault Alpine A110 and the Volvo XC 60.
While the top-three shortlist will be announced at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2018, the winners will be announced three weeks later at a special ceremony at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
Thoughts About The New Maruti Swift 2018 Finalist At World Car Awards 2018
The all-new Swift has taken the automotive industry by storm, and there seems nothing to stop the juggernaut. Suzuki has designed and developed the 2018 Swift with modern design and is loaded with premium features which have helped capture the market in India as well as in other international markets.
To know more about the Swift, check out our First Look Review Of The Maruti Suzuki Swift.