Maruti Suzuki has officially launched the facelifted version of the Swift in the Indian market. It is a mid-life update that will keep Swift fresh for a couple of more years. The updated, facelifted version gets a more powerful engine apart from visual changes.
Almost four years after the launch of the all-new Swift, Maruti Suzuki has introduced the facelifted version of the car. It is available in five trims and four of these trims also offer AMT automatic transmission. With the new variant, Maruti Suzuki has also hiked the price of the Swift. The base variant of the Swift is now Rs 54,000 more expensive compared to the pre-facelifted version. Here is a detailed price list:
|2021 Swift variant||Price ex-showroom
|ZXI+ Dual Tone||7.91||8.41|
Introducing the new Swift, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said,
“Since its launch in 2005, Swift has revolutionised the premium hatchback segment in India. Swift with its sporty performance, upright stance and unmistakable road presence emphasizes individuality that stands out from the crowd. This ‘coming of the age’ car was designed keeping in mind the evolved preferences of the modern day customer. Over the years, Swift has earned the warmth of nearly 2.4 million customers. The new Swift takes this legacy a notch higher with a new powerful K-series engine, sportier dual tone exterior, best-in-class fuel efficiency and enhanced safety features. We thank our customers for their unwavering support throughout and are confident that the new Swift will also win the appreciation of our customers.”
More powerful Swift
The biggest change in the new Swift facelift is its engine. It now powered by the 1.2-litre DualJet petrol K12N engine that generates a maximum power of 89 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is an increase of about 7 PS from the outgoing model. However, the torque output remains the same. The new Swift will get a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic based on the variant. The engine is equipped with an Idle start-stop technology that will definitely increase the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
On the outside, it gets a revised front-end with a new honeycomb mesh grille and chrome slat dissecting through it. The headlamps are also tweaked but look largely similar to the outgoing version. Maruti Suzuki has also tweaked the bumper but the shape of the fog lamps remain the same.
From the side, the Swift remains identical to the outgoing version. It gets a dual-tone colour theme and also there are new alloy wheels that look similar to the international spec model. The rear end of the vehicle remains identical except for the slightly tweaked bumper.
The cabin gets new chrome surrounds on the central console, steering controls and instrument panel and it looks quite good against the all-black cabin. The instrument cluster also gets a few feature additions and the MID is now a coloured screen like the Baleno. Other features like the SmartPlay infotainment system and automatic climate control system remain similar to the previous version