If you're in the market for the 2021 Maruti Swift and you don't know the updates it has got, take a look at this article which details the main differences between the 2020 and 2021 model.
The third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in the Indian market in 2018. With the hatchback segment getting new products in the 3 years since it was introduced, the Swift was due for an update sooner rather than later. And just recently Maruti has given the Swift a mid-life update with a few design tweaks and more features. The Swift is already one of the best selling vehicles in the country, and with the 2021 facelift, Maruti wants to shift even more units. Today we take a look at some of the changes that differentiate the refreshed model from its predecessor.
The overall design of the updated Maruti Swift remains fairly similar to the older model. The most distinguishable change is the front-end which gets a new grille with a honeycomb mesh design. It gets a new chrome strip that runs across the width of the grille, dividing it in half. This gives the Swift a newer and fresher look and makes it easy to point the updated model out.
The updated Maruti Swift gets a new engine, the 1.2-litre four-pot K-Series Dual-Jet engine which also does duty on the Baleno. It makes peak power and torque figures of 90 PS and 113 Nm, respectively. The engine also comes with an idle start-stop function and can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.
The new powertrain gives the updated Swift a claimed mileage of 23.2 kmpl with the manual gearbox, while the AMT variant gets 23.76 kmpl. These are better numbers than the pre-facelift model, whose claimed fuel efficiency figure was 21.21 kmpl. This increase is mainly due to the addition of the idle start-stop function.
The Maruti Swift comes packed with safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear camera and parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors. The refreshed model also adds hill hold assist and ESC as standard on the AMT variants.
Being a new model means a price hike, and the Maruti Swift gets them. Prices for the new Swift range from Rs 5.73 lakh for the base LXI trim, going up to Rs 8.27 lakh for ZXI+ AMT flagship trim. This is a price hike of around Rs 25,000 across the range.
The Maruti Swift gets a total of 9 colour options. There are 6 different single-tone shades - Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Fire Red, Midnight Blue, Pearl Metallic Lucent Orange, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic and Pearl Arctic White. The remaining three are dual-tone colour options - Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black roof, Pearl Arctic White with Pearl Midnight Black roof, and Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue with Pearl Arctic White roof.