Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift: Leaked ahead of the official reveal

Maruti Suzuki Swift has remained a popular car in the segment for a long time in the Indian market. Introduced in an all-new avatar in 2018, Maruti Suzuki is working to launch a facelift of the mid-size hatchback in the market. Here is a new picture that shows what exactly the car will look like when launched.

A picture on Suzuki Garage shows the facelifted model of the Swift that will be launched in the coming weeks. The new Swift will get minor tweaks to keep it fresh in the market. The major change in the car is the new grille at the front. A new mesh grille in the front has replaced the multiple slat grille from the current generation. This makes the car look sportier and stylish. Also, the new Swift gets a single bar running across the grille that accommodates the Suzuki logo. Apart from this, the bumper has been tweaked to add an aggressive look to the car.

The shape of the Swift will remain identical to the current version of the hatchback but it is likely to get a new set of alloy wheels. The multiple spoke precision cut alloy wheels on the new Swift will likely to be available with the top-end trim levels. The rear of the car cannot be seen in this picture but most likely, we can expect a bumper change in the rear of the Swift while the tail lamps will remain the same.

The cabin will also see a few changes. However, largely the current all-black theme will be carried over. Maruti Suzuki will offer the new-generation 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the multi-functional steering wheel. It should be noted that Maruti Suzuki has added new features to the Dzire facelift that was recently launched. The Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift may also get similar features like the cruise control system. Other than that, the top-end version of the hatchback will also offer a 4.2-inch TFT MID display integrated to the instrument cluster. Maruti Suzuki will carry forward the current set of safety features like the ESP, Hill Hold Assist for the automatic version, dual airbags and more such features.

Maruti Suzuki is also expected to update the engine options with the facelifted version. Maruti Suzuki recently plonked the 1.2-litre DualJet VVT engine in the Dzire facelift that generates a maximum power of 90 PS (7 PS more than the previous engine) and 113 Nm of peak torque. Maruti Suzuki will offer a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic AMT transmission with the start/stop system to increase the fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki Swift takes on the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS in the market and with the updated version, the sales numbers are expected to rise. Expect the price announcement in the coming weeks.