India-spec Swift to get different alloy wheel design. (International model shown).

The new Maruti Swift will start in the Indian marketplace in the coming weeks. Slated to be one of the biggest releases this season, the India-spec Swift was viewed for the very first time, lately. A quick check with many dealers reveals that a few of them have unofficially started accepting reservations for the new version. Maruti is to announce the specifics for your new Swift for India.

Traders tell us that clients whose bookings are accepted for the outgoing car will find the brand new version mechanically if shares of the older car are depleted — which is the case at many locations. A small number of dealers also have started to accept new bookings for your car. Booking numbers vary between locations because there is absolutely no official statement.

The new Swift will continue to be powered by the present crop of engines, a 1.2-litre gas and the 1.3-litre petrol. However, Maruti will offer automatic gearbox variants too — like using the new Dzire. The new model is developed on the same stage as Baleno, albeit approximately 10-15 percent lighter. The new Swift’s cottage is likely to last with all-black motif, such as the outgoing model. The new version is very likely to keep the international-spec car’s minimalistic dashboard with a new, upmarket steering wheel and sporty, two-pod tool cluster. We expect fully-loaded variants additionally to find more gear — such as a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Key rivals to the brand new Swift include the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ford Figo. The latter is also expected to acquire a mid-cycle upgrade in the coming months.