Frankfurt Live – Suzuki Swift Facelift gets its motorshow debut
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Though the 2013 Suzuki Swift unveiled on line in July following a leak in the previous month, the first public appearance of the car took place at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 2013 Swift can be instantly identified by LED daytime running lights, situated in the foglight enclosure, a feature which reminds us about the Hyundai i20. The facelifted car gets high mounted rear LED stop lights.
Other noteworthy exterior changes include silver detailing to the lower front bumper, new hubcaps for lower variants and a new ‘Boost Blue’ exterior color option.
On the features front, the Swift facelift comes with power folding outside rear view mirrors, automatic headlights, ‘Auto Up’ function for the driver side power window, and newly designed seat fabrics with blue and grey accents.
The powertrain options remain unchanged, which means that you still get the 1.2-liter K-Series petrol and a Fiat-sourced 1.3-liter diesel. Suzuki has reworked the diesel engine slightly as it now emits fewer carbon dioxides (down from 109g/km to 101g/km). Fuel efficiency is also improved by 7% to 25.63km/l.
Expect to see these updates rolling out on the India-spec Maruti Swift in 2014.
More details can be found in the press release on page 2.