Take a look at this modified Maruti Swift, which now sits closer to the ground, rides on a set of massive wheels and low-profile tyres. All this helps it look dapper. Take a look at it here.
Maruti Swift has carved its niche around the Indian auto enthusiast as a hoot-to-drive car. Modified examples of the Swift are an easy sight on the Indian roads, but not every modified Swift is an attention-worthy car. However, here’s one, which is capable of grabbing a lot of eyeballs. It belongs to Hashir, who hails from Kerala. Talking of the modifications that it gets, the first things that caught our attention are the 17-inch 8J alloy wheels. These are from PIW and are shod in a set of stickier Nankang tyres which are 205-section and 40-profile units.
Next on the list is the lowered ride height that aids this Swift with improved dynamics and an appealing stance. This reduction in ride height is achieved with the use of Cobra lowering springs. This way, the owner has managed to drop the front end by a massive 30 mm, while the rear end is lowered by a shade over 30 mm. Meanwhile, it now runs with a custom free-flow exhaust that is loud enough to attract a second look from the crowd. To improve the aesthetics, it has been thoroughly de-chromed and de-badged.
The front grille now features a piano black finish, and the bumper gets a custom faux carbon-fibre insert around the fog lamps. It gets a custom bumper splitter as well. The headlamps get custom eyelids, while the halogen bulbs are swapped with aftermarket LED units. The roof is wrapped in a glossy black vinyl sheet, and so is the case with the ORVM caps. On the rear, the boot lid looks clean with no badges, whatsoever. Also, a spoiler is fixed on the tailgate, which accentuates the overall squat stance of this modified Swift.
Under the hood, things are mostly in their stock iteration. Powering this Swift is a 1.2L 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, K-Series petrol motor that puts out a rated power output of 83 PS and max torque of 113 Nm. The Swift is available with two gearbox options – 5-speed stick shift unit and 5-speed AMT. The suspension duties on the Swift are performed by McPherson struts at the front and by a torsion beam at the rear.