Maruti Suzuki is yet to launch the 2018 Swift in India, but ahead of its launch, it looks like the wait to drive your new Swift is going to get longer than anticipated. Team-BHP reports that the new Maruti Swift waiting period stretches from 6 to 8 weeks for both the petrol and the diesel variants.
The report also mentions that the all-new Swift waiting period may differ depending upon the buyer's choice of the variant and colour. Maruti Suzuki will continue to notify customers regularly is there is any revision in the waiting period of the next-generation Swift. The new Maruti Swift bookings have begun, and buyers can book the 2018 Swift with a booking amount of Rs 11,000.
The third-generation Maruti Swift is available in 12 different variants including four with the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) or popularly known as AMT. The top Z+ variant of the new Swift in both petrol and diesel come with premium features such as projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual-tone alloy wheels as well as SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and voice command.
Features like the steering mounted controls, engine start/stop with Smart Key and automatic climate control are offered on the Z and Z+ variants of the new Swift. Regarding the new Swift's safety features, the hatchback boasts of dual front airbags, ABS and EBD as well as ISOFIX child seat anchorages as standard across variants.
The new Swift is developed with Suzuki's new Heartect chassis which has lowered the weight of the Swift by nearly 90kg thereby increasing its performance and fuel efficiency, but is sturdy and safe as well.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift looks fresh with its new stylish design and sharper compared to the previous generation Swift. While the front profile of the new Swift is similar to the Dzire, the Swift stands out with the black front grille giving it a sporty look.
The 2018 Maruti Swift comes with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 82bhp @ 6,000rpm and 113Nm of peak torque @ 4,200rpm, while the 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine develops 74bhp @ 4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque @ 2,000rpm. Both the units come mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual gearbox or AGS.
Thoughts About The New Maruti Swift Waiting Period
The new Swift seems to have generated a massive demand and curiosity among car buyers in India despite the fact that the price of the Swift is yet to be revealed. The new Swift's waiting period will undoubtedly reduce as Maruti Suzuki has expanded its manufacturing plant to cater to the demand of its new vehicles such as the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno as well as the new Maruti Swift.
The new Swift will rival the likes of Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10 in the Indian market.