The much awaited Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 4.42 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), which puts the base petrol variant at the exact same price as of the outgoing version. Although mechanically the same, the car sports a few cosmetic changes and goody upgrades.
New Swift Facelift Features & Changes
- The base L variant gets nothing apart from a more aggressive looking front bumper and a bigger air dam.
- There is still no information about what’s new in the LXi (O), our best guess is that it gets just the new music system.
- The VXi/VDi trim gets a new integrated music system and electronically adjustable Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVMs) with integrated indicators. It gets L-shaped silver ascents which look like LED DRLs of the international Swift facelift. Though not confirmed but the diesel VDI may get ABS as standard. There are no airbag options though.
- The top end trim ZXi/ZDi gets all the goodies, which include airbags and ABS, push button start, ESP, reverse parking sensors and new 12-spoke alloy wheels, electrically folding ORVMs and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel.
New Swift Bookings
On contacting a dealership in Delhi, we got to know that they are accepting bookings for a minimum amount of Rs 5,000.
New Swift Facelift Fuel Efficiency
The petrol version of the Swift is certified at a rated fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl, against the 18.6 kmpl it does in the present car. The diesel Swift churns out 25.2 kmpl of certified fuel efficiency against the 22.9 kmpl it returns now.
New Swift Variants & Prices
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)|
|New Swift Lxi||Rs 4.42 lakhs|
|New Swift Lxi (O)||Rs 4.49 lakhs|
|New Swift VXi||Rs 5.08 lakhs|
|New Swift Zxi||Rs 5.90 lakhs|
|New Swift Ldi||Rs 5.56 lakhs|
|New Swift Vdi||Rs 5.99 lakhs|
|New Swift Zdi||Rs 6.95 lakhs|
The engines and their power and torque output figures remain the same. Deliveries of the new Swift will begin soon, and the first units will be delivered to those who have already booked the car. If you book the car now, you can expect to get a delivery in the next 7 to 10 days.
The new Swift facelift has reached a lot of cities including Delhi and Pune at least. We expect deliveries of the new Swift to start soon and an official communication from Maruti landing in our mailboxes within a couple of days.
*Pictured here is the Vxi trim of new Swift facelift