Suzuki has finally unveiled the new 2020 Swift facelift in the Japanese market. The updated model is expected to hit the Indian shores by early 2021.
The current-gen Maruti Swift was first launched in the Japanese market back in December 2016. The car was based on the company’s all-new Heartect platform and now the hatchback has finally received its first facelift after three and a half years. Just like the previous model, the updated Swift is also offered with two distinctive front grille options. The first grille features horizontal line and the second grille option employs honeycomb mesh pattern and a lot of options for the front bumper are also a part of this package. The updated Swift gets subtle cosmetic updates to keep the look of the car fresh.
The updated model will be offered with a fully-hybrid and mild hybrid engine option
The addition of a new honeycomb grille is the most prominent change made on the new model. The hatchback also employs a new set of alloy wheels, which enhances the overall sporty quotient of the car. Inside, the car looks similar to that of the pre-facelift model and, in Japan, the updated hatchback is offered in five different trim levels namely- XG, RS, Hybrid MG, Hybrid RS and Hybrid SZ.
Moreover, customers will get a chance to choose from four unique colour shade options. In other countries, the 2020 Maruti Swift will be retailed with hybrid and mild-hybrid power plant options with distinctive ‘Hybrid’ badge style. The top-of-the-line Hybrid SZ trim will be offered with a fully-hybrid powertrain while the Hybrid MG and Hybrid RS variants will be powered by a 48 V mild-hybrid system, which was also showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo early this year.
One can expect the same updates to be made on the India-bound 2021 Swift and it will likely hit our market by the first half of next year with no powertrain changes. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has recently introduced the Dzire facelift with styling changes along with the addition of a new petrol engine option. The compact sedan is sold at a starting prices tag of Rs 5.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base LXi trim and goes all the way up to Rs 8.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec ZXi+ AGS variant.