Images of the 2021 Suzuki Swift that have leaked online give us a clear idea of what we can expect from the New Maruti Swift facelift that would launch later this year
Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd came out with a mid-cycle nip and tuck for the Dzire. The Swift-based compact sedan not only received some styling updates but a new engine in the form of the 1.2-litre Dualjet Dual-VVT petrol unit. Ever since the introduction of the facelift, speculations are rife that the company would launch a similarly updated version of the Maruti Swift. While there has been no official confirmation of the same, an image of the 2021 Suzuki Swift that has leaked online gives us a fair idea of what one can expect from the new model.
As seen in the image, the refreshed Suzuki Swift will receive minor styling updates for its front-end. The car gets a honeycomb mesh grille instead of the multiple horizontal slats seen on the current model. The bumper remains more or less the same, except for slight revisions for the lower portion.
The 2020 Maruti Swift for India could feature the same dual-tone alloy wheels as sported by the international model. Changes to the rear, if any, aren’t known at the moment. The interior of the refreshed Maruti could feature a new fabric upholstery. Also, unlike the current version, the updated model should come equipped with a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment unit and even a 4.2-inch coloured MID. Other than these, the new additions could include bits like a cruise control system and auto-folding exterior rear view mirrors
Like we said, the biggest highlight of the 2020 Maruti Swift facelift will be its new K12N 1.2-litre Dual Jet, Dual VVT petrol engine, which will come paired with a idle start-stop system. The same combo is already available on the Maruti Dzire. Transmission options will be the same as those available on the current car and will include a 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual units.
The new K12N petrol engine offers a maximum power of 90 PS at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,400 RPM. In comparison, the current K12M engine offers a maximum power of 83 PS while the torque output is rated at 113 Nm. The less powerful engine offers an ARAI rated fuel mileage of 21.21 km/l, which means one can safely expect the new motor to offer at least 23 km/l.