An alert CarToq member, Ankit Likhar, sent us these pictures of the 2011 Maruti Swift, spotted on the streets of New Delhi. Here’s a quick glimpse, up close of the new 2011 Maruti Swift – available for the first time anywhere.
Front looks: When viewed from up front it’s easy to not notice the new Swift at first, but then the elongated headlamps that stretch halfway up the fender and the new bumper design with the swoop from the bonnet flowing into it gives the game away. The car in the picture is the 2011 Swift Zxi. Notice the integrated indicators on the redesigned outside rear view mirrors.
Dashboard: A noticeable difference in the 2011 Swift is the new dashboard and interiors. The 2011 Swift takes inspiration from the Maruti Kizashi’s dashboard, with a neatly integrated music system and climate control. The interiors are predominantly grey.
Also notice the steering mounted audio controls on the Zxi variant. The instrument cluster looks sporty with a multi-information display tucked neatly between the tachometer and the speedometer, while the tiny fuel and temperature gauges add to the sporty touch.
Rear looks: The design cues for the new Swift haven’t deviated too much from the outgoing model. At the rear, the number plate now move into a new position with a redesigned bumper and the tail lamps get a new look with clear-lens treatment. The roof spoiler will come standard with the ZXi variant.
Head lamps: The Swift now gets a clam-shell type bonnet keeping with the new age design trend. The larger headlamps haven’t increased the size of the main lamp unit as such, but the turn indicators are larger.
Tail lamps: The tail lamps too are larger and stretch over the flared rear fenders. the indicators and reverse lamps get clear lens treatment while the whole unit gets a sliced cake look.
Alloy wheels: The Swift ZXi will get 15-inch alloys with a new 10 spoke pattern as standard and are shod with 195/60 R 15 tyres. The lower variants are likely to get steel wheels.
The Swift is going to be officially launched in the third week of August. The 2011 Maruti Swift is larger than the outgoing Swift, with some increase in interior space. The car will likely be powered by the same engine choices, a 1.2 litre petrol engine now in VVT (variable valve timing) form which will likely increase power slightly from the present 84 bhp, and a 1.3-litre multijet diesel.
Dealers have started accepting bookings for the new Swift and are also lining up prospective customers for test drives. What do you think of the new Swift looks and features?
Photo courtesy: Maharshi Purohit, Ankit Likhar