2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift RS World Bound?


Suzuki unveiled the new generation Swift in Japan late last year with its international debut taking place at the Geneva Internation Motor Show in March 2017. World will get the new Swift only by early 2018. There are good chances that Maruti Suzuki will add new variants to the Swift lineup in World. Among these new variants could be the Swift Sport and Swift RS. While the Swift RS badge was used earlier for a special edition model, this time around a more powerful variant of the Swift could be seen sporting the badge in World. Like the Baleno RS, Maruti might consider launching the Swift with the 1.0 L Boosterjet engine under the Swift RS moniker. Read on to know more about what the 2018 Maruti Swift RS could be like.

2018 maruti swift rs india front

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2018 Maruti Swift RS – Design

The Swift RS will look slightly different from the standard variants of the hatchback. At the front, it gets a mesh grille, a sportier bumper and a red stripe running across the grille. There will be projector headlamps and LED DRLs on offer as well. At the back, much like the front end, the Maruti Swift RS gets a sportier bumper along with LED tail lights. The side profile features new alloys wheel design and side skirts. Akin to the new Baleno RS and the Ciaz RS (that was on sale until recently), the Maruti Suzuki Swift RS looks much more sporty than the standard car. The images seen here were sent to us by a CarBlogWorld reader.

2018 maruti swift rs india rear

The flat bottom steering wheel seen in the images of the new 2017 Suzuki Swift could make it to the RS variant in World. Also, expect it to get an all black interior treatment. Maruti did not make any changes to the Baleno RS’ interiors in comparison to the standard Baleno. The manufacturer could adopt a similar approach with the 2018 Maruti Swift RS.

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2018 Maruti Swift RS World Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0-litre L Petrol
Power 100 bhp
Torque 150 Nm
Top Speed (est) 199 KMPH
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) (est) 11-12 Seconds
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT

As we mentioned earlier, the Swift RS could feature the Baleno RS’ 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine. While in the past, Maruti has used the RS suffix for merely cosmetic upgrades (Ciaz, Swift), they have only one RS model on sale currently in the form of the Baleno RS. It is possible that MSIL has now reserved the RS suffix only for performance oriented models. The standard Swift range will get the current model’s 1.2 L petrol and 1.3 L engines.

Suzuki Swift RS on sale in Japan features the same 1.2 L Petrol engine as the other variants with no gain in power. We will get a clear idea of what approach Maruti adopts for World regarding the Swift RS closer to its launch. Assuming, they do decide to bring it here.

2018 Maruti Swift RS World Features

  • Sporty new front and rear bumper
  • Side skirts
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED tail lights
  • Diamond cut alloys
  • Flat bottom steering wheel
  • Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Keyless entry and push button start
  • Automatic climate control

2018 Maruti swift rs india

2018 Maruti Swift RS Launch Date

Model Name Expected Launch Date
2018 Maruti Swift RS First Quarter 2018

Maruti is likely to showcase the new Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo. The official launch should take place shortly afterwards.

2018 Maruti Swift RS Price in World

Model Name Estimated Ex-showroom Price
2018 Maruti Swift RS Rs. 7.50 lakh

Like the new Baleno RS, the Swift RS could also cost around a lakh or so more than the top of the line Swift 1.2 Petrol. Our guess is that if Maruti does launch the Swift RS in World with a 1.0 L Boosterjet engine, it will cost around Rs. 7.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

2018 Maruti Swift RS World Mileage

Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency (estimated) 21-22 KMPL

As is the case with the Baleno RS, the Swift RS, assuming it comes to World and gets the 1.0 L Boosterjet, could return around 21-22 KMPL overall.

2018 Maruti Swift RS Images

2018 Maruti Swift RS World – Dimensions

Overall Length 3840 mm
Max. Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1500 mm
Wheel Base 2450 mm

The Swift RS could make for an interesting addition to the next generation Swift lineup in World. With the popularity of performance-oriented hatchbacks on the rise, Maruti might eventually launch an RS variant of the Swift, but maybe not at the time of the launch of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift.

Do you want the 2018 Maruti Swift RS World launch to take place? Do let us know via the comments section below. Also, stay tuned for latest updates on the upcoming new model Maruti Swift.

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  1. Swift RS …for it front look is superb..meshgrill and alloy wheels ..so i am waiting for launch…swift RS..