Around a month ago, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the largest-selling car manufacturer around, introduced the updated, MY2021 Swift in the market. The mid-life makeover for the hot-selling B1-segment small car brought in a few minor visual updates, some additional equipment and an updated motor. While the Swift has always been a looker and didn't really need a major overhaul for its aesthetics, the facelift that it has received is a tad too inconspicuous. On the brighter side of things, owners of the pre-facelift model can easily slap on the new front grille to their vehicles and make them look like the latest version.
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The modified Maruti Swift from Goa that you see above is a good case in point. These images have been shared with us by our friend Abhay Rajpurohit. We had earlier featured his car on sister publication, IndianAuto, for the various subtle-yet-sporty modifications it carries. While these modifications continue to bestow Abhay's car with some additional street-cred, the latest update that his Swift carries is the new grille from the facelift-ed version. What's worth a mention here is that the owner has spent just about INR 1700 for this modification. We reckon this is the first-ever pre-facelift Maruti Swift to have received the updated grille.
Other modifications that this Maruti Swift carries include sporty-looking 15-inch alloy wheels from the Ciaz, a front bumper splitter, side skirts and a rear diffuser. It must be noted that all of these are genuine accessories from Maruti. Other updates include a sporty rear spoiler and black coloured stripes on the front fenders. As this one's the pre-facelift version, it's powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder gasoline mill which develops 82PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Maruti Swift features the Dual Jet Dual VVT version of the K-series 1.2-litre motor. The updated engine outputs 89 PS-113 Nm. As before, transmission options include a 5-speed MT and an AMT. ARAI-rated fuel efficiency figures have gone up from 21.21 km/l to 23.20 km/l in MT and 23.76 km/l in AMT version. If Maruti is to be believed, the new model also gets bigger disc rotors for a stronger brake bite. Other than the new grille, the MY2021 Swift gets optional dual-tone exterior paint and small updates for the interior trim. The dual-tone paint options for the new Swift include-
- Pearl Arctic White with Pearl Midnight Black Roof
- Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black Roof
- Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue with Pearl Arctic White Roof
Prices of the 2021 Maruti Swift start at Rs 5.73 lakh and top out at Rs 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).
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