Maruti Swift facelift India launch in July 2014, AMT doubted
Maruti Swift is one of the most trusted cars in India, preferred by youngest through oldest of audiences. Now Swift gets a facelift update to strength its base as new cars are scheduled for launch this mid-year. Expect the launch in July 2014.
Facelifted Swift has already been launched in UK last year. Somehow, India launch got delayed, inspite of the fact that India is the largest market for Swift. Probably Maruti did not think it was important to offer Swift facelift in India, just yet. But with rivals improving their cars, it seems Maruti has finally decided to launch Swift in India (better late than never).
New external features might include Daytime Running Lights (DRL) bracketing the fog lamps, Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVM) with integrated turn indicators, revamped centre stop light in rear hatch door, and electrically foldable ORVMs. Interiors should get dual tone finish, foldable rear seats, six airbags, bluetooth supported In Car Entertainment (ICE) system, revised instrument cluster and automatic parking & head lamps.
We don’t suppose there will be any change in powertrain department, especially the inclusion of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) during this launch. Hence, Maruti Swift will continue to use the same K12M petrol engine with VVT that has displacement of 1197cc. Max. power produced is 87 PS @ 6,000 rpm and peak torque churned is 114 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The diesel version houses a 1248cc DDiS engine capable of pushing out 75 PS max. power @ 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm peak torque @ 2,000 rpm. This engine has Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) system and a fixed geometry turbocharger with inter-cooler.
Price of Maruti Swift facelift won’t be much different than that of existing Swift, which is priced at Rs 4.5 lakhs for the base variant. Following the launch of Swift facelift, Dzire might also get the same treatment soon.