[Updated] 2015 Maruti Swift gets push button start, electrically folding mirrors
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ABS is standard from the mid-level variants.
The 2015 Maruti Swift doesn’t see more than a couple of cosmetic changes. In fact for India, the refreshed Swift will not get LED daytime running lights, which is the signature touch of the updated car globally. Maruti have skimped on this feature, but have decided to give its best selling premium hatchback extra safety and convenience features instead.
These spyshots from GaadiWaadi.com claim that the top-end ZXi/ZDi (top-end petrol/top-end diesel) trims of the car will get ESP (Electronic Stability Program), a first for the Swift in India. Until now, the only hatchback (from a non-premium manufacturer) to sport this feature in India was the VW Polo GT TSI. Note that these could be dummy icons with illumination enabled on ignition.
The mid-level VXi and VDi variants will come with ABS as standard. ABS was an optional feature on these trims in the previous gen Swift, but to keep pace with the industry (VW and Toyota offer airbags as standard across all variants of the Polo and Etios Liva respectively), Maruti seems to have reacted by making it standard from the mid variants.
The mid- and top-end variants will also get electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, and the ZXi/ZDi variants gets keyless entry with push-button start, reverse parking sensors and Bluetooth.
Dealers have started accepting bookings for the refreshed Swift, and the market launch is expected to take place in the days to come. We are awaiting a confirmation from Maruti on the new Swift’s features in the meantime.
Competitors: Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt
Expected Price: INR 4.5-7 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: In the coming days
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[Spyshots from GaadiWaadi]