Maruti Swift facelift coming by end of this month - Details inside

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 09:41 AM by

Expected to break cover by end of this month, Maruti Suzuki India’s flagship hatchback, Swift is likely to feature a number of tweaks. Among the various additions, driver seat height adjuster will be offered as a standard fitment across range.An integrated music system along with four speakers is also expected to be equipped in VXi and VDi variants. While V and Z trims are expected to feature silver L-shaped elements around the foglight enclosures and power folding wing mirrors. Unlike its international variant, India-spec Swift facelift will not come with LED daytime running lights. Equipments exquisite to range topping ZXi and ZDi trims include reverse parking sensors, Bluetooth and engine starter button.

Maruti Swift facelift coming by end of this month - Details inside |
Maruti Suzuki Swift

Other than cosmetic tweaks and addition of few features, the vehicle will also undergo minor mechanical changes. Rumours suggest that mechanical modification will be done for increased power and torque output for enhanced fuel efficiency. Current model delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.6 kmpl (petrol variant) and diesel version returns 22.9 kmpl. With the expected mechanical changes, updated Swift is expected to offer even better fuel economy. Under the hood will be the same engines, a 1.2 litre, K Series petrol and a 1.3 litre, DDiS diesel powertrain. A slight price bump is also on the cards, rumour has it that new Swift range could be priced between Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. In B segment, new Swift will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen polo, upcoming Honda Jazz and Tata Bolt. Bookings for the new Swift have already begun across MSI’s thick dealership network in the country. This hints at the launch to be happening anytime now.

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