IAB Report - Bookings for Maruti Swift facelift start at INR 10,000; Launch in the coming days

20/10/2014 - 12:01 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Top-end variants see the bulk of the changes. 

Certain dealers of Maruti-Suzuki have started accepting bookings for the refreshed Maruti Swift, which according to them launches by the end of this month. The booking amount is INR 10,000.

Suzuki Swift facelift front three quarters at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show
Internationally, the Swift facelift was revealed towards the middle of last year.

Speaking to a few dealers in South India, Indian Autos Blog learns that demo vehicles are currently in the process of arriving at showrooms, and that customer deliveries will start as early as next month.

The Swift gets minor cosmetic changes, most of which are seen only on the top-end ZXi/ZDi variants. The front bumper gets silver L-shaped elements for the foglight enclosures, while the alloy wheel pattern features a slight revision. On certain variants, chrome door handles will be offered as well.

Inside, the top-end variants see feature changes coming in the form of an engine starter button, and steering-integrated Bluetooth controls. Some dealers inform that an updated music system will be available even on the VXi/VDi trims.

Suzuki Swift facelift dashboard at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show
The dashboard of the hatchback is nearly unchanged save for minor feature inclusions.

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The Swift will continue with its 1.2-liter K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine. Both engines come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission on the current model.

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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