Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has silently launched the Swift facelift in the country at an introductory price of Rs. 4.42 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). The new Swift comes with multiple cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades. The company dealers had already started accepting bookings for the newer model at a token price of Rs. 10000 with the updated version to arrive at all the company outlets for demo purposes by tomorrow noon.
First things first, the new Swift flaunts redesigned front bumper with an all-new honeycomb grille. The air dam is bigger than before and the company has incorporated silver accents for fog lamp housings. The updated hatch also boasts a new set of alloys for the top-end trim, while the entry-level and base trim has wheel caps. In addition, there are 3 new color shades on offer - Violet, Red and Grey. Inside the cabin, Maruti has upgraded the hatchback quite well with a vast range of equipments. Comfort features such as rear adjustable headrests and 60:40 split rear seat are standard across the entire variant line-up. The newly launched LXi+ comes loaded with additional features in form of power windows and remote locking.The mid-level VXi/VDi trim gets audio player and electrically-foldable wing mirrors as standard features, while ABS is only on offer with VDi grade. Coming to the top-end variants ZXi/ZDi, they come loaded with advanced features like remote locking with push button start, Bluetooth for the audio player and rear parking sensors.
Mechanically, the new Swift is a bit less powerful than the previous model in petrol fuel trim. The 1.2L K-Series engine now churns out 83.1 bhp instead of 85.8 bhp but the lesser power output has resulted in greater fuel economy of 20.4kmpl as compared to 18.6kmpl of the previous model. As for the diesel guise, the power output remains the same as before, but the 1.3L Multi-jet diesel engine, now, yields an impressive fuel economy of 25.2kmpl as compared with 22.9kmpl of previous Swift. Given Below is the variant-wise pricing for the 2014 Maruti Swift :
New Maruti Swift LXi - Rs. 4.42 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift LXi (O) - Rs. 4.49 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift LDi - Rs. 5.56 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift VXi - Rs. 5.08 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift VDi - Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift ZXi - Rs. 5.90 Lakhs
New Maruti Swift ZDi - Rs. 6.95 Lakhs
All the prices are Ex. Showroom, Delhi