Report – Maruti Swift facelift to launch in November

Posted on: Aug 2, 2014 - 2:02pm IST

The Indian premium hatchback segment is witnessing a lot of action as several new and refreshed hatchbacks are being launched. Economic Times reports that the Maruti Swift facelift will be here in November to take on the refreshed VW Polo, Fiat Punto Evo and the upcoming new Hyundai Elite i20 and Tata Bolt.

Front three quarter of the 2014 Suzuki Swift facelift
The Maruti Swift facelift is expected to launch in November.

The Maruti Swift is one of the top selling cars in the country and hence the facelifted car would feature only subtle changes such as a revised front bumper with daytime LED running light strips adorning the foglight enclosures, new alloy wheels and hubcap designs and a mildly revised rear bumper and taillights.

The interior would remain the same save for an enhanced equipment list which could include an LCD display on the centre console for the multimedia infotainment system.

Mechanically the refreshed Swift will continue to be powered by the proven 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine which puts out 87 PS (85.7 bhp) and 114 Nm of torque and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine which generates 75 PS (73.9 bhp) and 190 Nm of torque. The petrol motor will be available with a 5-speed manual and interestingly, ET reports that the diesel engine could be offered with an automatic gearbox in addition to the standard 5-speed manual unit.

Competitors: Hyundai i20, VW Polo, Fiat Punto Evo, Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt

Expected Price: INR 4.45 lakhs – 6.75 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Suzuki Swift facelift (European version) – Image Gallery

[Source: Economic Times]

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2 thoughts on “Report – Maruti Swift facelift to launch in November

  1. Deepak Chablani says:

    What I’ve observed is Maruti facelift’s are normally a joke, they pretty much have the same car for decades except for the odd sticker job they do every once in a while. But I guess that’s good enough for the Indian public who generally goes by hearsay and blindly buys a Maruti without really bothering if its VFM offering compared to what the competitors are providing.

    Hopefully, with more customers willing to make informed purchases these days and competitors offering lot more for the money customers pay, Maruti will have to step up the game to stay where there are.

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  2. car enthusiast says:

    stretch swift hatchback to 3995 cm n increase boot capacity n mak available dezire compact sedan too, sud see turn of forture for swift hatchback

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