Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the best selling and most popular hatchbacks in our country. Many enthusiasts also love it because of the fun handling characteristics it has. It is also one of the most modified vehicles in our country. Here, is another Swift that has been modified quite tastefully. The pictures have been uploaded by modified_in on Instagram. It is modified to look like Swift Sport that is sold in the international markets. Unfortunately, the Swift Sport is not on sale in India.
There have been no changes made to the front headlamps of the vehicle. So, it comes with projector headlamps that use LEDs. There is also a LED Daytime Running Lamp which has not been modified by the shop. The front bumper has been replaced by the Swift Sport’s one. So, there is a much larger front grille with fog lamps mounted onto the sides.
On the side, the alloy wheels have been replaced with different ones. The alloy wheels have 5-spokes in them and run on slimmer profile tyres which gives the Swift a very sporty stance. At the rear, the headlamps have been swapped for different ones. The new LED tail lamps have British union jacks in them. The rear bumper has been swapped for a more sporty one which comes with a rear diffuser. There is also a rear defogger placed in the centre of the bumper in which ‘Sports’ is written.
In India, we get the Swift in only a single engine option. It is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 88 hp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. When compared the Swift Sport gets a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 127 hp of max power and 235 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Swift was recently updated by the manufacturer. With the update, the Swift came with some exterior updates, feature additions and a new engine. The new engine is of the K series family. It is known as the K12C Dualjet engine. The new engine is 7 PS more powerful than the old engine which used to produce 83 PS. The torque amount of both the engines remain the same at 113 Nm.
The new engine also comes with idle start/stop technology which shuts down the engine when the vehicle is idling for a few minutes. Also, this engine is more energy-efficient and delivers better fuel economy too. The 2021 Swift delivers 23.20 kmpl for the manual gearbox and 23.76 kmpl for the AMT gearbox.
With the facelift, it now comes with a different grille that houses honeycomb treatment with a chrome slat. Maruti Suzuki also added Hill Hold Assist and Electronic Stability Program for the automatic variants. Both these features are offered as standard on the AMT variants. The manufacturer also updated the multi-information display to show more information and it is not coloured also. The Swift starts at Rs. 5.77 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 8.47 lakhs ex-showroom.