India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki launched the facelifted version of their all-time popular hatchback Swift in the market recently. Swift is a mid-size hatchback that competes with Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo in the segment. The manufacturer has made some changes to the hatchback to give it a fresh look. Price for the new Swift facelift starts at Rs 5.73 lakh, ex-showroom and goed up to Rs 8.41 lakh. The facelifted version of Swift hatchback is Rs 54,000 more expensive than the older version. The new version has already started reaching the dealerships and stockyards and here we have a video that shows how the VXI model of the new Maruti Swift facelift looks like.
The video has been uploaded by յαѵҽժ kհαղ αմԵօѵlօցs on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger showing the changes or updates in the facelifted version in comparison to the older version. Vlogger starts with the front grille. It gets a chrome strip running across the grille. As this is the VXI model, it does not get chrome garnishes on the mesh grille. It also misses out on projector type headlamps and LED DRLs. Just like the older version, those are available with the top-end version only. Maruti is not even offering fog lamps with VXI model.
The design of the bumper remains the same as before. Moving to the side profile, there is literally no change seen here. It gets the same type of steel rims with body coloured ORVMs that are electrically adjustable but, not foldable. Higher trim gets an alloy wheel with new design on it. The rear bumper gets four parking sensors. Moving inside, there are fabric seats and the design of the cabin remains more or less the same.
In the top-end trim, there are chrome inserts on several part of the cabin but, in VXI model, it remains more or less the same as before. VXI model seen in the video gets all power windows, company fitted stereo system. It is the same unit that we have seen in Baleno. Higher variants get Maruti’s Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The MID on the instrument cluster in monochrome on VXI model but, top-end versions get colour display.
Other than this, nothing much has changed inside the cabin of the new Swift. The main difference on the Swift however is its engine itself. It is now powered by a 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine of K12N series. This engine generates 89 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque. The power figure has gone up by 7 Ps whereas the torque remains the same in comparison to the pre-facelift version. Maruti is offering Swift with a petrol engine only. The manufacturer had discontinued the diesel engine on all their vehicles as part of the BS6 transition. The 1.2 litre engine that powers the Maruti Swift is continued to be powered by a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox. Except for the base LXI model, all the other trims are available with manual and AMT option.