2017 Maruti Swift shows its production interior for the first time
Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.
To launch in India in 2017.
A spyshot from Quattroruote (spyshots can be viewed at the source-link) has revealed the production-spec interior of the 2017 Maruti Swift for the first time. The changes inside look largely identical to the one featured in the set of leaked images below.
The next generation Maruti Swift will feature an all new design that looks cleaner and more contemporary than the outgoing model. It gets a sportier steering wheel with sleek buttons, twin pod instrument dials with a large multi-info display inspired by the Maruti Baleno, new center console design with circular HVAC vents and new HVAC controls. The prototype features a 2-DIN audio system, while top-end grades are likely to get Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen system.
According to reports, the next gen Swift will ride on the Baleno’s lightweight platform. Rumor has it that the kerb weight will be 50 kg lighter than the current model. With the weight loss, expect improved fuel efficiency as well as handling characteristics. The construction could also be extra rigid to increase crash protection levels.
As for engine lineup, the petrol variant is likely offer an updated version of the 1.2 four cylinder K-Series petrol engine, while the diesel variant is reported to get a brand new 1.5L engine developed by Maruti. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be standard, while an automatic variant will also be offered.