Maruti Swift and DZire facelift variants to launch this year
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leading automakers in India, will launch facelift versions of both Swift hatchback and DZire compact sedan later this year. Swift and DZire facelift versions will feature changes to the exterior and interiors, while engine options are expected to remain the same.
Both Swift hatchback and DZire compact sedan have been workhorses for Maruti Suzuki ever since they were launched. The current generation Swift and DZire, on sale since 2011, have also proved to be best sellers for the company, consistent in sales performance and surging ahead despite increase in competition from new car launches.
The Swift was first launched in India back in 2005. Updated Swift comes in with distinct styling over the current model. Changes to its exterior are seen in the form of a new front fascia with L shaped DRLs, well designed fog lamps and silver accents on bumper. The rear end also bears some changes with a new center stop light while a new Boost Blue metallic shade has been added to the list of exterior colors. Interior modifications include new upholstery in blue and grey tones, auto touch up function for windows and a host of safety and infotainment features.
DZire sedan, first launched in 2008, is based on the Swift platform. Updated version emerged in 2012 with Maruti Suzuki trimming its length to benefit from the lower excise duty, which is offered for cars below the 4 meter mark. DZire facelift will features the same updates as that of Swift facelift. The engine updates on board updated Swift and DZire will remain the same to include a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine producing 85 BHP and 74 BHP of power respectively. Prices of both models will also undergo changes while festive launch can be expected.