Maruti Suzuki Swift is heading towards receiving a mid-life refresh this year. The updated Swift will be more powerful, fuel-efficient, and feature-loaded than the outgoing car.
Maruti Swift is over 16 years old in the Indian car market now. The Japanese carmaker has sold over 2.2 million copies of the Swift in India to date. Thus it is evident that Swift is one of the most popular B2-segment hatchbacks of the country. The Swift is currently sold in its 3rd-generation avatar, which was launched in early 2018. It is now due for a mid-cycle refresh, which is expected to be launched by the festive season this year. The Swift facelift will largely be the same car on the outside, but with a few tweaks on freshen up its overall appeal.
The facelift Swift will get a new bumper with a sportier air dam and revised radiator grille. Sideways, it will feature new skirts fixed on its rocker panels and a fresh design for the alloy wheels. However, the rear facet will remain as is, except for a protruding rear camera. On the inside, the car is expected to get a few more equipments added on to its already long feature list. With the update, the Swift will get a coloured-TFT display for MID, cruise control, ESP with hill-hold assist, and an updated SmartPlay Studio infotainment system.
The biggest change on the Swift with the facelift will be the new 1.2L K12N DualJet motor that has recently made its way under the hood of Dzire facelift. With the new motor in place, the Swift will boast of an increased power figure of 90 PS. The K12N motor is basically a revamped version of the K12M mill that currently does duties on the Swift. The K12N motor gets low-friction cylinder sleeves and piston rings that help the engine with reduced working temperatures and load such that it can boast of a higher compression ratio.
As a result, fuel efficiency will also see an increment. Also, the K12N motor gets dual injectors to push in a well-calibrated and measured fuel supply to the engine. With Maruti’s SHVS tech, this motor is also used on the Baleno. We expect that Maruti will not bring the SHVS mild-hybrid tech on the Swift in order to price it aggressively. Start-stop function, however, will be a part of the package.