According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to launch the Swift Facelift in India next month, as in February 2021. For those unaware, the latest update to Maruti’s popular mid-size hatchback will come with cosmetic changes to keep it fresh, but the most notable upgrade will be a 90hp petrol engine. Read on to know what to expect from the 2021 Swift.
The updated Swift will get a few design tweaks including a redesigned grille and some other minor changes. Towards the inside, apart from new upholstery, no major changes are expected in the new version. The top variant will come equipped with automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment head-unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity feature, to add to the list of the car’s many features.
However, the most important update comes in the form of a new engine. The updated Swift will feature a new engine, with the car getting a new K12N DualJet petrol engine that also powers the Baleno and Dzire.
It replaces the old K12M, 1.2-litre unit. The K12N petrol engine produces 89 BHP and 113 Nm and comes with idle start-stop support, which is quite useful. Transmission options will remain unchanged with a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT on offer.
Reports suggest that the Swift facelift will be offered in a new shade of orange and a black roof option, which should look pretty good. WhenMaruti updated the Dzire with a new engine and cosmetic tweaks, prices rose by about Rs 6,000- Rs 22,000, depending on the variant.
We Expect a similar hike for the Swift since the current model is priced between Rs 5.19- Rs 8.02 lakh, with dealer sources confirming the price increase for the Swift will be to the tune of Rs 15,000- Rs 20,000. This would mean the new Swift would compete with the likes of the Ford Figo and Tata Altroz.
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