Suzuki Swift has been one of those cars which sell like hot cakes through out the year, no matter if its a recession or a boom. The car in its latest generation was introduced in 2010 and it was time that it got itself a mid-life facelift. The facelift version will serve it’s duty till the next generation of the Swift is launched, which will probably happen 3 years from now. The Suzuki Swift facelift images were accidentally updated on the Suzuki Belgium website and later taken down, but keen web-surfers had already spotted the photos and the damage had been done.
Updated on 21st May 2014
A member of the automotive forum Team-BHP.com has spied the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire facelift in India. This seems to be the lower variant of the car as it does not feature alloy wheels or LED-daytime running lamps. The changes seen at the front include smoked headlamps, a huge chrome bar across the grill and chrome inserts around the fog lamps. The chorme inserts around the fog lamps may be for those variants which do not receive the LED daytime running lamps seen on the European Swift hatchback. Move to the rear and the change is limited to the reflector/fog lamp on the bumper, which has been removed. Features on the spied car included a start/stop button and keyless entry-and-go, which means that these features will not be limited to the top-end variants only.
There is no news of Maruti making any mechanical changes to the car, we will keep you posted. Check out the spy shots below:
Source : Team-BHP.com
Updated on 16th May 2014
It is being reported that the Swift facelift may be launched in India as early as July 2014. This is based on the fact that dealers are giving out huge discounts on the current model of the Swift, in a bid to clear out the remaining stocks of the car. The Siwft Dzire with the facelift will also be launched soon after the launch of the hatchback.
New Source: Overdrive.in
Updated on 19th February 2014
It is being reported that the Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift and Dzire facelift could be launched in India later in 2014. you can read more about the Swift facelift below. The Dzire facelift as is the case with current model, will be the hatch with a boot attached. Mechanical changes are not expected, some features like a start-stop button, improved interiors are expected.
Updated on 7th October 2013
Looks like Maruti has started testing the Suzuki Swift facelift in India. There is a twist though, there is a new engine powering the test mule! There are other new features on the test mule too, looks like the Swift facelift will get a major upgrade in terms of mechanicals and features.
The most important change is the new engine under the bonnet. A 1.2-litre diesel engine, developed in house by Suzuki is powering the car; this engine and a 1.4-litre cousin will be the first diesel motors to run Suzuki cars worldwide. The derivatives of this engine will be perfected in Maruti’s upcoming commercial vehicles, and later introduced in passenger cars. This move is presumably done because having an in-house engine saves the company a lot of money, as you may know the present diesel motors in Maruti cars are sourced from Fiat. According to Team-BHP member VeyronSuperSprt, who took the spy shots and claims to have driven the car too, the engine had a lot of turbo lag and is very sluggish as of now, but it could be perfected by the time Maruti decides to launch the car in India, which is slated to be 2016.
Other features on the test mule could be introduced earlier though, the test mule featured a start/stop button, cruise control buttons on the steering wheel and a keyless entry system. Check out the spy shots below:
Maruti could introduce a facelift of the Swift in 2014, it would get the features spied here except the diesel engine. As we understand, the diesel engine will only be introduced in the next-gen Swift which will be launched in 2016.
Photos Courtesy Team-BHP.com
Updated on 20th June 2013
As you can see in the photo above, the Swift facelift will not get a drastic makeover, instead there will be some minor tweaks here and there. On the outside, it will get daytime running LEDs, turn indicators integrated onto the ORVM covers.
The rear of the car remains similar to the current car and so do the interiors. It will get a new Metallic Golden-Green paint option as well as added kit.
The options under the hood are also expected to be the same as the current ones. The 1.2 litre petrol motor which develops 94 BHP globally and 86 BHP in India will continue doing duty on the car and so will the the tried and tested 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet diesel that develops 74 BHP. The car is expected to make its debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013.
Seeing the fact India is one of the most important markets for the company, the Maruti Swift facelift will touch down on Indian shores as soon as its commercial production starts. Do drop in with your thoughts on this new (old?) car.