2018 Maruti Swift (Petrol and Diesel) Review, Exterior, Interior and Specs

2018 Maruti Swift Review – Petrol, Diesel, Manual and AMT


India’s largest automaker decided to launch the next-generation of Maruti Swift at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The new iteration of the popular hatchback was priced at Rs.4.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom) and features all-new underpinnings and updated styling. The first generation of the model was launched in 2005 and now after 13 years, we will investigate how far the carmaker has pushed the envelope with the all-new premium hatchback. At the same time will also deduce how much of the 2018 Swift has been carried forward from its previous generations and if the tech is dated.

2018 Maruti Swift review

Price List

So, with prices starting from Rs. 4.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom), the next generation of one of the most popular Maruti cars now has a very attractive price tag. It is worth noting that the starting price for another contender in the same segment by Hyundai, the Elite i20 is Rs. 35,000 pricier in comparison. However, the base diesel model which carries forward the same 75 PS diesel mill in more expensive than the base diesel model of Elite i20.

LXI Rs 4.99 Lakh
VXI Rs 5.87 Lakh
AMT VXI Rs 6.34 Lakh
ZXI Rs 6.49 Lakh
AMT ZXI Rs 6.96 Lakh
ZXI PLUS Rs 7.29 Lakh
LDI Rs5.99 Lakh

Rs 6.87 Lakh

AMT VDI Rs 7.34 Lakh
ZDI Rs 7.49 Lakh
AMT ZDI Rs 7.96 Lakh
ZDI PLUS Rs 8.29 Lakh


all new swift front

The original silhouette is carried forward but the 2018 Maruti Swift gets all new panels and design elements. Sleeker headlamps which come with LED lamps and DRLs, flared wheel arches, blacked out A &B pillars, floating roofline amongst other design elements give the new Swift a sportier appeal. Keeping up with the sporty theme the next generation hatchback also does away with the incorporation of chrome accents. The front grille features a hexagonal shape and the fenders and bonnet get a muscular design.


The 2018 Swift with its 2450mm wheelbase and 1530mm height is shorter and taller than its closest Korean competitor. The Heartect platform it’s based on not only improves its ride and handling characteristics, but the compact design makes it more fun to throw around in the corners.

Dimensions Model name
Length  3840mm
Width  1735mm
Height  1530mm
Wheelbase  2450mm
Ground clearance  163mm
Boot space  204 litres
Fuel tank capacity  42 litres


swift dashboard

Inside the cabin, Maruti has done away with the black and tan colour scheme. The sportier 2018 Swift now gets an all-black interior. The front seats are height adjustable and as a courtesy of the Heartect platform, there is more cabin space. The front passengers get more leg room but because of the compact wheelbase, the rear passengers must compromise on inadequate knee room even though there is plenty of headspace thanks to its tall height. The plastic and material quality are still questionable as compared to other premium hatches on sale.

Engine and Transmission

new swift interior

So, the next-generation Swift incorporates the same diesel engine options as the first-generation Swift, which was launched thirteen years ago in 2005. The newer petrol engine is comparatively younger and is just eight years old and was launched in 2010 with the first-generation facelift of the hatchback. Its Maruti’s way of saying, if it works why change it!

Engine  Petrol  Diesel
Type  16V K Series VVT  16V DDiS
Displacement  1197cc  1248cc
Power  82PS  75PS
Torque  113Nm  190Nm
Transmission  5-speed MT/ AMT  5-speed MT

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy has not changed at all as compared to its predecessor. The 1.2-litre petrol delivers the same claimed fuel economy of 20.4 kmpl and the diesel stands at 25.2 kmpl, same as the third generation Swift facelift.

Variant  Petrol Diesel
Fuel economy  20.4 kmpl  25.2 kmpl


In terms of features, the centre console gets a 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system which comes with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Also, on offer is a rear-view camera and Maruti’s MirrorLink connectivity.


Safety features like ABS with EBD, brake assist, Dual front airbags, front seat belt with pre-tensioners, Isofix child seat anchors and force limiters all come standards across all variants. The top of the line models also gets automatic climate control, passive keyless entry system, push button start/stop and flat bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel.


Swift is available in Prime Lucent Orange, Midnight Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Solid Fire Red, Silky Silver and Magma Grey colour schemes.


  • Sporty Styling
  • Feature Laden Interior
  • New Platform


  • Dated Engine Options

New Maruti Swift Brochure – Specs, Mileage, Features, Safety & More

Engine & Specifications
Engine Type Petrol Diesel
Engine Capacity 1197 cc 1248 cc
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Maximum Power 82 PS at 6000 rpm 75 PS at 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 113 Nm at 4200 rpm 190 Nm at 2000 rpm
Transmission Type 5MT / 5AMT 5MT / 5 AMT
Transmission Details Manual / Automatic Manual Manual / Automatic Manual
Mileage Claimed (ARAI) 20.4 kmpl 25.2 kmpl
Mileage in City Conditions 14 kmpl 17 kmpl
Mileage on Highways 17 kmpl 19 kmpl
Brakes & Suspension
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum
Front Suspension Type Mac Pherson Strut Mac Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension Type Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Dimensions & Weight
Length 3840 mm 3840 mm
Width 1735 mm 1735 mm
Height 1530 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2450 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 163 mm
Turning Radius 4.8 meters 4.8 meters
Kerb Weight 855-880 kg 955-985 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1405 kg
Boot Space 268 litres 268 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 litres 37 litres
Seating Capacity 5 5
Number of Doors 5 Doors 5 Doors
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows 2 Rows
Tyres & Wheels
Tyre Type Tubeless Radial Tyres Tubeless Radial Tyres
Tyre Size 165/80 R14 | 185/65 R15 165/80 R14 | 185/65 R15
Rim Wheels LXi / VXi LDi / VDi
Alloy Wheels All other variants All other variants
Variants Lxi/Ldi Vxi/Vdi Zxi/Zdi Zxi+/Zdi+
Body Coloured Bumpers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Body Coloured Door Handles No Yes Yes Yes
Body Coloured ORVMs No Yes Yes Yes
Outside Rear View Mirror Type Internally Adjustable Internally Adjustable Power Adjustable/Retractable Power Adjustable/Retractable
Rear Spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) No No No Yes
LED Projector Headlights No No No Yes
Variants Lxi/Ldi Vxi/Vdi Zxi/Zdi Zxi+/Zdi+
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel No No Yes Yes
Outside Temperature Display No AMT only Yes Yes
Day & Night Rear View Mirror No Yes Yes Yes
Meter Illumination Amber White White White
Glove-box Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Seatback Pockets (Driver Side) No Yes Yes Yes
Cup-holders Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bottle-holders Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comfort & Convenience
Variants Lxi/Ldi Vxi/Vdi Zxi/Zdi Zxi+/Zdi+
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Windows (Front & Rear) No Yes Yes Yes
Air Conditioner Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control No No Yes Yes
Keyless Entry No Yes Yes Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button No No Yes Yes
Tilt Steering No No No No
Telescopic Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steering Mounted Audio Controls No Yes Yes Yes
Steering Mounted Calling Controls No Yes Yes Yes
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror No Yes Yes Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper No No Yes Yes
Rear Defogger No No Yes Yes
Remote Boot Release Yes No No No
60:40 Split Rear Seats No No Yes Yes
Audio & Entertainment
Variants Lxi/Ldi Vxi/Vdi Zxi/Zdi Zxi+/Zdi+
Music System No Yes Yes Yes
Speakers No Yes Yes Yes
Tweeters No No Yes Yes
Roof Antenna Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB No Yes Yes Yes
AUX-In No Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth No Yes Yes Yes
AM/FM Radio No Yes Yes No
GPS Navigation No No No Yes
Safety & Security
Variants Lxi/Ldi Vxi/Vdi Zxi/Zdi Zxi+/Zdi+
Airbags Yes Yes Yes Yes
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Parking Sensors No No Yes Yes
Reverse Parking Camera No No No Yes
Central Locking No Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No Yes Yes Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes


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