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Both the Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback and the Dzire compact sedan are primed for a minor facelift. Even as the facelifted cars will arrive in a few weeks’ time, Maruti Suzuki dealers are outfitting both cars with special edition accessory kits to clear existing stocks. The accessory kit for the Swift is dubbed the Silver Plus while that for the Dzire is called Regalia.

The Swift Silver Plus gets the following accessories,

  • Sony stereo and speakers
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Mobile phone holder and charger
  • Seat and steering cover
  • Neck pillow and back cushions

These accessories are said to cost 31,745 rupees but Maruti Suzuki is offering this kit for 27,500 rupees, which accrues to a 4,245 rupee saving for the Swift buyer. Similarly, the Dzire Regalia gains the following features,

  • Leather seat covers
  • Body graphics & decals
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • New floor mats
  • An interior styling kit

Maruti Suzuki claims that these added accessories cost about 18,810 rupees, but are offered to Dzire buyers at a discounted price of 13,800 rupees. The accessory kits for the Swift and the Dzire can be specified at the dealer’s end, at the time of purchase. Apart from the accessory kits, the hot selling, diesel variants of Swift and the Dzire cars are available for discounts of up to 38,000 rupees and 26,000 rupees respectively.

Coming to the facelifts that the Swift and Dzire will receive shortly, both cars will get minor cosmetic makeovers on the inside, with a few extra features on the inside. Strictly minor in nature, both the Swift and Dzire Facelifts will retain their existing engine options – the 1.2 liter K-Series petrol (86 Bhp-112 Nm) and the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel (74 Bhp-190 Nm). 5 speed manual transmissions will be standard on both engines. The Dzire gets a 4 speed automatic gearbox option on the petrol powered VXi model while the Swift could also gain a similar option through the latest facelift.

Anecdote: During the 1980s, Royal Enfield used to sell a moped dubbed the Silver Plus. By using the Silver Plus moniker for the facelifted Swift, has Maruti Suzuki treaded on uncertain ground when it comes to trademarks?

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