Old vs New – Suzuki Swift Facelift vs current Maruti Swift

Posted on: Sep 6, 2014 - 12:14pm IST

Minor changes aim to keep India’s most popular hatchback a favorite among buyers.

The Maruti Swift will soon head for a facelift, as the updated car was spotted in India recently. Globally, Suzuki released the minor update for the Swift last year which saw few exterior and feature changes. Here’s a pictorial comparison of the two versions.

Maruti Swift facelift vs older model front
The LED daytime running lights is the major change on the outside.

On the outside, the refreshed Swift can be easily identified thanks to its LED daytime running lights located in the foglight enclosures. That apart, Suzuki say the Swift facelift gets a silver detailing on the lower part of the front bumper, a new color dubbed ‘Boost Blue’, and new wheel caps for lower variants. For the Indian model, Maruti may design new alloy wheels for the top-end variants.

Maruti Swift facelift vs older model interior
New seat fabrics and power folding mirrors will find their way on the refreshed Swift.

Inside, new seat fabrics, power folding wing mirrors, an auto-up function for the driver side power window, automatic headlights, keyless entry with an engine starter button should give the B-segment hatchback something to talk about for the next 3 years of its market life.

Maruti Swift facelift vs older model rear
There are no changes to speak of at the rear.

Also read: Global sales of Swift reach 4 million units

Mechanically however, the Swift facelift is unlikely to see any changes. The hatchback is available with a 1.2-liter petrol engine and a 1.3-liter diesel engine, both paired to 5-speed manual transmission.

Competitors: Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt, Honda Jazz

Expected Price: INR 4.5 – 7 lakhs, ex-showroom

Launch Date: Year end

Suzuki Swift Facelift – Image Gallery

Maruti Swift Range Extender at the 2014 Auto Expo – Image Gallery

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8 thoughts on “Old vs New – Suzuki Swift Facelift vs current Maruti Swift

  1. naresh kumar says:

    It seems that the MS want to survive on the basis of its earlier goodwill but this will not go in future. there are many other lions in the ‘JUNGLE’ now.

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  2. Aravind says:

    While competitors are adding tons of features, MS is just doing some gimmicks..

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  3. Prakash says:

    Hopefully they will add Bluetooth connectivity in this so called facelift.

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  4. Prakash says:

    Hopefully they will add Bluetooth connectivity in this so called facelift.

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  5. Prakash says:

    Hopefully they will add Bluetooth connectivity in this so called facelift.

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  6. Aravind A says:

    Lame effort! a little weaker than the Sticker change jobs that the 100cc bike manufacturers indulge in.

    Suzuki – this is Funny, stop kidding!

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  7. shamanth v says:

    This shud just be called a year change model since there are hardly any changes. Moreover all the updates will be available only in the top end models.

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  8. Gaurav says:

    There should be a minimum qualification level to call anything facelift, IMO. This is mere minor yearly update. Other companies do it every year on almost every product & they go unnoticed. Sadly, this qualifies as facelift for Maruti.

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