Official: 2013 Suzuki Swift facelift announced, diesel gets better mileage & lower emissions

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Regular Indian Autos Blog readers would be aware that the 2013 Suzuki Swift facelift was leaked nearly a month ago. Following that, Suzuki have sent us their images and the news release confirming the update today.

2013 Suzuki Swift exterior:

As we said earlier, the LED daytime running lights in the front bumper (which seem to be a direct lift from the Hyundai i20) is the only giveaway that this is a facelifted Swift. Apart from that, Suzuki is also offering a high mounted LED stoplight.

2013 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift front

Silver detailing to the lower front bumper completes the list of updates. For the UK markets, Suzuki has introduced a new Boost Blue Metallic color. For non-alloy wheel versions, the wheel covers are different.

While we can hear many of you saying that these additions can hardly be considered as a cosmetic makeover, Suzuki believes that the styling of the Swift is still fresh.

2013 Suzuki Swift interior:

2013 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift interiors

The following details are new inside the 2013 Suzuki Swift –

  • Newly designed seat fabrics with blue and grey lined accents
  • Auto Up function for driver side power window
  • Power folding wing mirrors
  • Auto headlamps

When the Swift entered India, certain features were removed. We think Maruti may consider including them now, given that they are found in the competition. These features include a Push Button keyless start, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.

Head to Page 2 for the Engine Specifications and the image gallery.

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