In India, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has always been among the brand's hero products due to its reliability and value for money. Just a few weeks back, Suzuki unveiled the new-generation Swift for the Japanese market. It is important to note that the 2024 version of the hatchback is going to make its way to the Indian market next year with several cosmetic and technical upgrades over its predecessor. Here's a detailed look at how the new 2024 Suzuki Swift's engine specs, features, styling, and other aspects fare against the current generation India-spec Swift.
New Suzuki Swift vs Current-Gen Maruti Suzuki Model Spec Comparison: Styling Details
The current version of the hatchback and the 2024 model share a strikingly similar overall silhouette, making them look identical in terms of design. The new headlights with the distinctive LED DRLs, which are located below the bonnet line, and the redesigned grille give the new model a more aggressive look. The car's side profile is similar to that of the present model, but instead of the C-pillar handles found on it, the new version has regular door handles. It also features an updated alloy wheel design. The 2017 Swift has a more angular rear end due to its inverted C-shaped LED signature DRLs along with certain black bumper inserts. Nevertheless, the overall style is still familiar and comparable to the current model.
New Suzuki Swift vs Current-Gen Maruti Suzuki Model Spec Comparison: Engine Specs
Speaking of the powertrain, the Suzuki 2024 Swift is propelled by a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Z-series petrol engine that belts out 108Nm of maximum torque and 80.8bhp of peak power. It also has the option of a mild hybrid system that runs on 12V. In the Japanese market, it comes with two-wheel drive (2WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) options, in addition to a CVT and a 5-speed manual transmission. Furthermore, the Japan-spec vehicle's mild hybrid setup is said to accomplish 24.5km/l, whereas standard versions should yield 23.4km/l.
Meanwhile, the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, petrol engine in the India-spec Swift is paired to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT gearbox, producing 89bhp and 113Nm. When the new Swift launches in the domestic market, we expect it to maintain the 2WD configuration and include the same range of gearbox options.
New Suzuki Swift vs Current-Gen Maruti Suzuki Model Spec Comparison: Features
The Swift's current interior layout comes with a monochromatic, all-black theme with dark fabric upholstery. It marked its debut in the year 2017 and underwent a minor cosmetic update in 2020. On the feature front, there's a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, climate control knobs below, and circular AC vents in the centre of the dashboard. Apart from this, the hatchback includes a flat-bottom steering wheel, analogue instrument dials with a digital MID, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, steering-mounted controls, a keyless start/stop button, a rear wiper with a defogger, LED headlamps with DRLs, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a reverse parking camera, cruise control, six speakers, and automatic headlights.
The analogue instrument dials with the digital multi-information display (MID) in the centre and the flat-bottom steering wheel are carried over to the new Swift. Additionally, there are several notable interior modifications, such as a new 9-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment unit, rectangular air conditioning vents, and a climate control system with toggle buttons. What's more, the new Swift will get an improved dual-tone dashboard with a black-and-white theme. Even active safety technologies like ADAS, which aren't anticipated to be included in the India-spec vehicle at least not at launch, are included in the Japan-spec model. It will offer a host of conveniences, including a redesigned instrument cluster, rain-sensing wipers, a 360-degree surround camera, wireless charging, ambient lighting, and a head-up display.
New Suzuki Swift vs Current-Gen Maruti Suzuki Model Spec Comparison: Price
The current generation Swift is offered in four main trim levels: LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+, with a price range varying between Rs 5.99 lakh and Rs 9.03 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. When it arrives on our soil, the 2024 iteration of the hatchback is expected to cost between Rs 6.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). In terms of rivals, it will compete with the likes of the Tata Punch and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.