Since the first-generation of Maruti Suzuki Swift, it has been compared to the shape of the MINI Cooper. Well, it does look inspired by Britain’s famous car. There are quite a few modified examples of the Swift around the world that make it look like MINI Cooper hatchback. Here is one more Swift that tries to become the MINI Cooper and also gets the MINI moniker at the front.
Maruti Suzuki Swift to MINI Cooper
This modification job is based on the all-new Swift that was launched last year in the Indian market. The modified version of the vehicle looks more like the Suzuki Swift Sport than the MINI Cooper. Nonetheless, it seems much better and attractive than the stock Maruti Suzuki Swift.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift seen here was in white in stock form. It gets a matte coloured orange wrap on the body with a black wrap on the roof and the pillars of the hatchback. It makes the hatchback look very different and highlights it on the road. It should be noted that painting the vehicle in any colour which is different from the stock colour is illegal in India. However, wrapping is not at all unlawful as the original colour is not changed.
It gets modified with a new front bumper that looks very inspired by the Swift Sport. The front grille gets a thick black plate running in the middle that can hold the number plate. The grille is much larger than the stock Swift too. To add an aggressive look, there is a front underbody splitter under the bumper, which gets a black tone. At the rear, the tail lamps have been updated with aftermarket LED lamps, and it gets a black wrap around that lamps that make the rear look very aggressive. Even the rear bumper has been updated with a new one, and a roof-mounted spoiler has been added to the hatchback. Other exterior changes include aftermarket alloy wheels. The only thing that connects it to the MINI Cooper is the MINI Cooper moniker at the front.
Changes have been made on the inside of the vehicle too. The same orange highlights can be seen on the dashboard of the Swift. All the seats have received aftermarket covers that get the same orange highlights. It gets Nappa leather seat covers as per the video, but we doubt that it is original Nappa leather that is available with high-end luxury vehicles.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. The petrol versions of the model are powered by a 1.2-litre engine that generates 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. The 1.3-litre diesel engine powers the other variants, and it generates a maximum power of 74 Bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both the petrol and diesel engine options are offered with optional AMT automatic transmission.