Maruti Suzuki Swift is a veteran car in the Maruti’s line-up. It has been around for years and gathers an ample number of customers every month. Maruti Suzuki launched the third-generation Swift back in 2018 and last year, it became the best-selling car in the market. It is time for a mid-life facelift for the Swift and Maruti will launch it later this month.
Maruti Suzuki has already released a few teaser images without naming the Swift. However, the launch is likely to happen later this month. Apart from the visual changes in the car that will add a fresh look, the new Swift will come with a more powerful engine. The new Swift will get the K12N Dualjet engine that is also available with the Dzire and the Baleno. It produces a maximum power of 90 PS, which is 7 PS higher than the current 1.2-litre K12M engine. The Dualjet engine also offers idle start-stop technology that will further boost the fuel economy of the Swift.
There are no changes in the transmission box. Maruti Suzuki will continue to use the same five-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission with the car. With the new engine, Maruti Suzuki Swift is likely to become more fuel-efficient as well. The new engine that is also available with the Dzire is currently the most fuel-efficient car in India. With the same engine available with the Swift, the fuel efficiency will increase since the Swift is a much lighter car than the Dzire.
Refreshing design changes
The Maruti Suzuki Swift will also get a few design changes. Suzuki revealed the same car in Japan last year but the visual changes are not as significant. The Indian-spec version is likely to carry the same changes. We can expect a different-looking grille adding some more aggressiveness to the design. Also, a tweaked front bumper is on the cards. Nonetheless, Maruti Suzuki will unveil the car later this month.
The cabin will remain identical to the current version. However, Maruti Suzuki can add a few extra features including connected car technology. We are not sure about the same though. A new cabin theme with new colour will also make the Swift feel refreshing from the inside.
With the launch of the new Swift, Maruti Suzuki is likely to raise the price of the hatchback too. It will be a minor hike because there are not many changes in the car itself. Other than that, the brand is also planning to launch a slew of new cars in the Indian market later this year.
The manufacturer also said that they are keeping a close eye on the SUV segment and may launch the Jimny in India. Maruti Suzuki has already started the production of the Jimny in India but it is only for the export markets. The Indian market will get a different, five-seater version of the Jimny that will get launched only if the market responds well to the all-new Mahindra Thar, which got launched last year.