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Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?

Suzuki vs Maruti

Maruti Suzuki launched the much-awaited Swift in the Indian market yesterday. The car has already reached dealerships, and deliveries are expected to start soon. The car was initially launched in Japan and then introduced in the European market before its launch in India. While the Japanese and Indian versions of the Swift look the same, there are a few differences. Here, we have a list that differentiates the Indian Maruti Swift from the Japanese Suzuki Swift.

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
Swift launched

ADAS

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
ADAS

This is one of the major differences between the Swift sold in India and the Japanese version. The Suzuki Swift comes with ADAS features like adaptive cruise control, Adaptive High Beam Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera system, driver monitoring system, and so on. All these features have been skipped from the Indian version for obvious reasons. If Maruti had offered this feature, the price of this premium hatchback would have gone up even more in India.

Heated Seats

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
Heated Seats in Swift

Ventilated seats are a feature that has become common in several compact SUVs sold in India. The Swift sold in Japan gets heated seats. This feature was skipped in the Indian version because it is not very useful for Indian conditions, where most states in the country are always hot.

Mild Hybrid Technology

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
Mild Hybrid Tech

This is a feature that was offered with the previous generation of the Swift. The current generation skipped this feature. However, Suzuki is offering this feature with the Japanese model. The mild hybrid technology helps in improving fuel efficiency and also offers assistance to the engine at lower speeds and rpms, resulting in a smoother driving experience.

CVT

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
CVT gearbox

In India, Maruti is offering the new Swift with a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox option. The Japanese version, on the other hand, gets a CVT gearbox option along with the manual transmission.

Alloy Wheels

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
Alloy wheels

The Swift sold internationally comes with dual-tone alloy wheels with a different design. The size of the wheels is also different from the Indian version. In India, the lower variants of the Swift get 14-inch steel rims, and the higher models get 15-inch alloy wheels. The Swift sold in Japan gets 16-inch wheels for the higher versions and 15-inch rims for the lower variants.

AWD

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
Suzuki Swift gets AWD

This is a feature that none of the generations of Swift sold in India has ever had. Suzuki offers its All Grip technology, which is the name for the AWD system, with the Swift sold in the international market. This feature has been skipped for India to keep the price in check. The AWD version is available with a CVT gearbox only.

Colour Options

Indian Maruti Swift vs Japanese Swift: What’s Different?
More Colour options

Maruti is offering the new Swift with 9 new color options, including 3 dual-tone shades. The shades offered with the Swift in India are Metallic Sizzling Red, Prime Luster Blue, Prime Novel Orange, Metallic Magma Grey, Prime Splendid Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Sizzling Red with Midnight Black Roof (DT), Luster Blue with Midnight Black Roof, and Pearl Arctic White with Midnight Black roof. In Japan, Suzuki additionally offers colors like Cool Yellow Metallic, Caravan Ivory Metallic, and Super Black Pearl.