Spied – Updated Maruti Swift with Push Button Start, Cruise Control, Keyless entry caught testing

Posted on: Oct 5, 2013 - 2:12pm IST

The Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift) received a minor facelift in international markets. The only way you can identify the pre-facelifted Swift from the updated model is through the daytime running lights that have now been added in the foglight enclosure.

While initial estimates suggested that Maruti would launch the refreshed Swift in the country only next year, these spy shots indicate otherwise.

Refreshed Maruti Swift spied engine started button
Note the push button start and cruise control buttons on the steering wheel.

Team BHP member ‘VeyronSuperSprt’ has clicked these images of an updated Swift with a few extra features. The first image reveals the engine starter button for the Swift, which until now has not been offered even on the top-end ZXi/ZDi models. While European Swift drivers could press a button to start their Swifts, Indian customers continue to twist a key!

Refreshed Maruti Swift spied keyless entry
The updated Swift will feature the keyless entry button found on the i20 and Micra.

The image also reveals buttons the right-hand side of the steering wheel. Currently, Maruti offers only steering mounted audio controls which are found on the left-hand side of the wheel. These buttons then, are for the cruise control! This would be a segment-first feature if Maruti decides to launch it.

Refreshed Maruti Swift spied
What are these sensors testing?

Finally, we find the drivers side door handle to sport the keyless entry button, another feature found on competitors such as the Micra and the i20 and missing on the current Swift. With these features in place, it seems that the Swift will now match its feature-rich competitors (the i20 and the Micra) in areas that were otherwise lacking.

Refreshed Maruti Swift spied sensors

You would have also noticed the sensors placed on the car’s roof, which according to member VeyronSuperSprt is being used to test Suzuki’s brand-new diesel engine that is powering this particular Swift. But we can be quite sure that the refreshed Swift will continue to be powered by the same 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine.

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9 thoughts on “Spied – Updated Maruti Swift with Push Button Start, Cruise Control, Keyless entry caught testing

  1. sid says:

    r u sure? it can just be a prefacelift european swift that is testing the new 1.45 (isn’t it?) diesel engine ? the reason i m saying this is that the indicators are not on the wing mirrors,but on the fenders. who would go retrograde?
    PS Hopin i m wrong.

  2. Satya says:

    It is high time, we have automatic transmission system for Swift Diesel Model

  3. Nitin says:

    This is an European Swift as you can see the ORVMS miss the indicators on them..

  4. Div says:

    swift u rock………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sushrut says:

    High time Maruti introduced these features. For so many years Indian customers are being taken for granted as they will opt for MS cars no matter what. Hyundai seems to be the key driver for this change. Kudos to Hyundai and shame on Maruti.

    1. Balwinder says:


      Maruti was opted by mass as we don’t have any good option/alternate, but as Ecosport, Grand i10 around, things will change.

      No one is willing to give extra, when no one is close to its offering.

  6. Ramesh G says:

    maruti should also consider introducing height adjustment for driver seats, music system as a standard feature atleast in VXi , defogger and rear wash wipe, rear parking sensors which are desirable.

  7. Balwinder says:

    Thought of buying Swift this festive season, but now seems its worth waiting for few more months.

  8. vijay says:

    best getting better.


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