Matrix style headlamps, which first made an appearance on Audi cars, are now in vogue in the aftermarket modification scene in India. The Maruti Swift is the latest in the long list of cars that now get aftermarket Audi-style Matrix headlamps accessories. This video will show you one such headlamp in action on a Maruti Swift, which has been modified by AutoMarc.
Apart from the headlamps with sequential turn indicators, this Swift gets a bunch of other tasteful modifications that are subtle and classy. There are bumper inserts finished in black at the front and the rear. Then you have a hatch lid spoiler, again finished in black. The sides of the car get side skirts while the front end gets LED fog lamps.
The new, 3rd generation Swift also gets a range of official accessories from Maruti Suzuki under the iCreate personalization program. Under this program, buyers of the Swift have the option of customizing their rides with accessories that have the official sanction of Maruti Suzuki. These accessories can be bought and fitted at all Maruti Suzuki ARENA dealerships, and the best part is that the stock warranty is retained as is.
The first two generations of the Maruti Swift have been very popular cars in the modification circuit, and in due time, the third generation model is also expected to be modified in a big way. For now though, most modifications for the 3rd-gen Swift have been minor, subtle ones like the ones described above. We’re yet to see major modifications on this car, which is less than 2 years old in the Indian market.
The 3rd generation Swift became an instant hit ever since it was launched early last year at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki sells over 15,000 copies of the car each month in the Indian market. A global car, the India-spec version of the Swift is available with two engine – a 1.2 liter petrol with 82 Bhp-113 Nm, and a 1.3 liter turbocharged diesel with 74 Bhp-190 Nm. 5 speed manual and AMT options are available on both engines.
There is talk of Maruti Suzuki bringing in the RS variant of the Swift. The Swift RS will be a sportier version of the car, and will be a range topping model – a-la-Baleno RS. It’s expected to share its mechanicals with the Maruti Baleno RS, which means that the engine will be the 1 liter-3 cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged petrol unit with 101
Bhp-150 Nm. The gearbox will be a five speed manual.
Apart from stylistic changes to make it look sportier, the Swift RS is expected to gain some performance enhancements such as stiffer suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels. Considering the light build of the Swift under the HEARTECT platform, the car is expected to be very quick with the more powerful turbo petrol engine under the hood. As and when launched, the Swift RS will sit under the Baleno RS in terms of price and positioning.