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.