Maruti Swift facelift has been teased for the first time by the company on its official Facebook page via a couple of images. The image primarily focuses on two characters - 'S' and 'Power-packed' which clearly state that a sporty and more powerful Swift is on cards. However, this facelift version of the hatchback has already been showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The new Swift is expected to arrive in the months of November or December, towards the end of the year.
The new Swift hatchback, living upto the reputation of its suggested new name - 'Sport', would be flaunting all new L-shaped daytime running LEDs, a redesigned sporty bumper with silver accents. The twin fog lamps would be integrated in this restyled bumper. The top-end trim would boast 16-inch alloys while the base and mid-level variants would comprise of steel wheels with caps. Inside the cabin, it is expected to feature various sophisticated features such as Start/Stop Button, Electrically adjustable side view mirrors, Auto-up touch function, audio system with Bluetooth, Aux-in and iPod compatibility. Additionally, the seat fabrics too would entirely be new and fresh.
Mechanically, as the word 'Power-Packed' suggests in the teaser image, it could in-house heavier engines with top-end trims in both petrol and diesel guises. Currently, it comes with 1.2L K-Series Petrol Engine and 1.3L Multi-jet Diesel Engine which churn out top power of 87 PS and 75 PS, respectively. On the other hand, 1.4L K-Series petrol motor, that comes with Ertiga MPV and would also be featuring in the upcoming Ciaz sedan, dishes out 95 PS. It is just 8 PS more than what 1.2L engine generates and hence, it doesn't make any sense to introduce it with the Swift facelift. However, in the diesel trim, Maruti could offer the re-tuned Ciaz's and Ertiga's 90 PS engine with the top-end variant as it makes around 90 PS which is around 15 PS more than what Swift's delivers. Though, nothing is concrete yet as Maruti hasn't hinted anything towards mechanical aspects of the new Swift. All the aforementioned engine units would be coupled with Maruti's conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. The company might introduce an automatic variant with the petrol guise by incorporating a 4-speed automatic gearbox, which is also available with elder sibling DZire sedan.
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