There is little to doubt that the Maruti-Suzuki Swift had caught the fancy of the Indian masses right from the word go. Be it the generation one or two it does not matter. When it was launched there was nothing in the market which could compete with it.It created a new segment which we loved. So much so that dealers started charging premiums for early delivery and this is especially if you wanted one in the shade of white. So it created benchmarks in more ways than one.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki to introduce AMT for Vitara Brezza, Swift A couple of years back though Maruti-Suzuki launched the new generation model. It was a vast cry from the model it replaced. It had all the bells and whistles one could ask for. A revised chassis, interior and exterior design and even the feature list evolved.But the time has come when the competition has caught up again and the king of the ring needs to go through some surgery again and here it is, the first ever pictures of the 2017 Suzuki Swift.ALSO READ:The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire AGS brings an extra bit of convenienceUp front the Swift gets a brand new design. This is no minor cosmetic surgery. The bonnet looks elongated and there is a sporty front grille which merges into the bonnet to comply with pedestrian safety norms. The large grille also gives the new Swift dollops of character.The headlamps are new too, and are smoother flowing as compared to the sharper lamps of the current generation model. It also incorporates projector lamps and daytime running lamps. Fog lamps get space on the air dam and there is also a splitter up front. Looks good doesn’t it?advertisementALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: The big dealIn profile one can spot the flared wheel arches and the larger wheels. The floating roof design continues to be offered in the new model and is now sleeker than before. There is one more party piece on the new Swift. Look closely and you will spot now door handles on the rear doors. This is because they have been moved up and blacked out (much like the ones we see on the Chevrolet Beat) to give the new Swift the look of a sporty coupe.At the back, the lamps are smaller and more rounded and are sure to house LEDs. The tail gate is new too, and combined with the roof spoiler give it a hunkered down look. Look down and you will be able to spot twin tail pipes which say a lot of what could be on offer under the bonnet. Inside expect a completely new design. A new dash and a new instrument panel too.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza outsells Ford EcoSport in MarchUnder the bonnet would reside the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel. However we will not be surprised if Maruti-Suzuki finally decides to offer a Sport version of the same which would come with a turbocharged petrol engine from their Boosterjet range. A 1.4-litre petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox is also being speculated. Fantastic it will be.
Kevin Zimmerman, reporter and editorThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray. You don’t make a trade just to make a trade, and the reality is the Cardinals should take the player they want and not trade the pick — or Rosen — if a monster offer doesn’t come across Steve Keim’s desk. This presents the possibility we end up with a Rosen-Murray quarterback battle, which isn’t the worst result.Vince Marotta, Co-host of Bickley & MarottaThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray. I do believe the decision makers of the organization communicated with other teams about dealing the pick but were ultimately not blown away by what was offered to give it up. So, Murray will be the pick. The only intrigue that remains, in my mind, is whether or not the Cardinals are blown away by an offer for Josh Rosen before Thursday night. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals have the No. 1 pick and with that comes infinite speculation about what the Cardinals should, could, might, want to and will do.But no speculation has been more prolific than the guess that Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman winner Kyler Murray will go No. 1 overall to the Cardinals, marking the second year in a row that they will have drafted a quarterback with their top pick.Is that the right move? Dave Burns, co-host of Burns & GamboThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray. Too many reasons to do it and not enough to not do it. If you’re going to go out of the box in hiring Kliff Kingsbury, you might as well go all in.John Gambadoro, co-host of Burns & GamboThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray. The consensus seems to be that the Cardinals will take Murray and trade Josh Rosen. I don’t have a great feel for what direction they will go so I will follow the masses and go with they take Murray.Jordan Byrd, producer of Burns & Gambo and host of Arizona Sports SaturdayThe Cardinals will: Draft Nick Bosa. I honestly believe the noise and rumors surrounding Kyler Murray to Arizona is all just a smokescreen done by the Cardinals to trade the number one pick, but after not receiving an offer to their liking, the Cards select Nick Bosa No. 1.Kellan Olson, reporter and editorThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray and trade Josh Rosen. The combination of Murray’s star upside and fit in Kliff Kingsbury’s system is too much to pass up.Matt Layman, reporter and editorThe Cardinals will: Draft either Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. I’m just not convinced the evidence is there that the Cardinals are planning to take Murray, and it’s hard to believe the rumors this time of year. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 62 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact We asked the 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station voices and ArizonaSports.com editors two questions: What will the Cardinals do, and what should the Cardinals do with the first pick?First, here’s what they said the Cards will do.Related Links98.7 FM roundtable: What should the Cardinals do at No. 1?Cards on the Clock: 98.7 FM’s NFL Draft week special coverageCardinals open mini-camp with CB Peterson MIA, Rosen in chargePatrick Peterson not at Cardinals mini-camp TuesdayBet on Kyler Murray’s upside, not his reported low Wonderlic scoreLarry Fitzgerald says Josh Rosen handling Cardinals draft buzz wellDoug Franz, co-host of Doug & WolfThe Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray. I don’t think this was a condition for Kliff Kingsbury to agree to the deal, but why wouldn’t he have started pushing for Murray during the interview?Ron Wolfley, co-host of Doug & WolfThe Cardinals will: Trade down. I think the Cardinals are going to trade out of the No. 1 spot for a boatload of picks and stay with Josh Rosen as their QB.Paul Calvisi, anchor for Doug & Wolf The Cardinals will: Draft Kyler Murray with the first pick overall.Luke Lapinski, host of The Rundown with Luke LapinskiThe Cardinals will: Try to make a trade, but take Murray if they’re stuck at 1. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I just don’t know that they’ll be able to bring themselves to pass on Murray’s upside simply to draft Nick Bosa. Passing on Murray for a collection of sorely needed first- and second-round picks is a different story.