The Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift has been launched, with prices ranging from Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As part of the mid-lifecycle update, the third-gen hatchback gets tweaks to the styling, along with a more powerful but frugal petrol engine.
- Updated Swift gets new 90hp 1.2-litre petrol engine
- Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
- Prices up by about Rs 15,000-24,000 over the outgoing model
|2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|New Prices||Old Prices||Difference|
|SWIFT LXI||Rs 5.73 lakh||Rs 5.49 lakh||Rs 24,000|
|SWIFT VXI||Rs 6.36 lakh||Rs 6.19 lakh||Rs 17,000|
|SWIFT VXI AGS||Rs 6.86 lakh||Rs 6.66 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|SWIFT ZXI||Rs 6.99 lakh||Rs 6.78 lakh||Rs 21,000|
|SWIFT ZXI AGS||Rs 7.49 lakh||Rs 7.25 lakh||Rs 24,000|
|SWIFT ZXI+||Rs 7.77 lakh||Rs7.58 lakh||Rs 19,000|
|SWIFT ZXI+ AGS||Rs 8.27 lakh||Rs 8.02 lakh||Rs 15,000|
|SWIFT ZXI+ DT||Rs 7.91 lakh||–||–|
|SWIFT ZXI+ DT AGS||Rs 8.41 lakh||–||–|
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: DualJet engine introduced
The biggest change to the 2021 Swift is under the hood. The old 83hp, 1.2-litre K12 engine is replaced by a more powerful 90hp 1.2-litre DualJet petrol unit that was introduced in the Dzire last year. Torque output, though, remains identical, at 113Nm. The new unit also brings a start/stop function that helps to further boost fuel economy. The updated Swift now has an ARAI figure of 23.20kpl in the manual version and 23.76kpl in the automatic version, as against the outgoing car’s 21.21kpl.
Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT unit.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: what’s new on the outside?
Moving to the design, the 2021 Swift gets minor cosmetic changes over the outgoing model. Up front, the cross mesh grille has been tweaked and now gets a chrome accent. Round the back, little has changed over the outgoing model.
Maruti Suzuki now also offers three dual tone options on the top-spec Swift. The colour options available include a Pearl Arctic white body with a black roof, Solid Fire red body with a black roof and a Metallic Midnight blue with a white roof.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: what’s new on the inside?
Moving to the interior, the seats get revised fabrics upholstery. In terms of equipment, the 2021 Swift VXi gets a new audio head unit that features feather-touch controls for volume and track change. As before, the unit gets Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity.
The fully-loaded model, meanwhile, now comes with cruise control, coloured MID and auto folding ORVMs. In addition, a majority of the kit is carried over from the older model, with the fully-loaded model continuing to pack in LED headlamps, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and go, auto climate control, rear view camera and more. The system also offers live traffic updates via the Smartplay Studio mobile app.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: rivals
The updated Maruti Swift is a direct rival to the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs 5.19-7.87 lakh^) and the Ford Figo (Rs 5.64-7.09 lakh^). Also sitting within a similar price bracket is the Renault Triber (Rs 5.20-7.50 lakh), which offers the additional flexibility of three rows of seats.
*All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi
^Petrol prices only