Popular B-Segment hatchback gets minor cosmetic and feature changes.
The Maruti Swift facelift has been spotted in India once again, and these images were published on GaadiWaadi.com. The popular B-segment hatchback is set to receive mild cosmetic and feature changes, and launch by the end of this year to further keep competition at bay.
Exterior changes will come in the form of LED daytime running lights (like the European model), slightly larger foglamp enclosures, and redesigned alloy wheels. Save for these changes, the company has not altered the looks, which is now a tried-and-tested formula in India for easy sales and profit.
Inside, the Swift is very likely to be given new features like power folding wing mirrors, keyless entry and an engine starter button. Other features that were already seen on the top-end variant like dual airbags, ABS, EBD, climate control and a 2-DIN music system, will continue to be offered.
There won't be any mechanical changes in the existing variants, and the Swift will continue with its 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engine.
Apart from the refreshed Swift, Maruti has at least half-a-dozen new launches in this fiscal year.
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.
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[Images from Gaadiwaadi]