While Maruti Swift and Mini Cooper sit in completely different segments altogether, the former gets tail lamps from the latter to accentuate its overall appeal.
Maruti Swift is one of the most affordable fun-to-drive hatchbacks currently available in the Indian market. It also looks the part. None would deny the fact that Swift has an uncanny resemblance to the Mini Cooper. It gets a floating roof like the Mini with blacked-out pillars. Also, the first-gen Swift in India was largely considered to be inspired by the expensive British hatchback in terms of its overall styling. However, we came across a modified 3rd-generation Swift with tail lamps inspired from a Mini Cooper. The glow pattern of the tail lamps on this Swift mimics that of the Mini. It resembles the Union Jack, which is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
The smoked tail lamps with grey alloy wheels lend this Maruti Swift a steath charcter.
These tail lamps are the courtesy of N Vogue Auto Designs, who are based out of Karol Bagh, Delhi. They also stock various other aftermarket parts for the Swift. Coming back to the tail lamps, these are full-LED units. The glowing element is made up of a detailed combination of LED tubes, which gives the tail lamps a clean look. These units also get Audi-like sequential turn indicators. To keep the fancy theme intact, the tail lamps feature smoked theme. Apart from these tail lamps, the Swift in the pictures is also fitted with a set of aftermarket alloy wheels. These multi-spoke 17-inch units are shod with wider-section rubber and do give the car a sporty appeal.
The tail lamps on this Maruti Swift resembles those on the Mini Cooper.
Talking of the mechanicals, the Swift comes with a 1.2L K-series petrol engine. The 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated motor is capable of belting out 83 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of max. torque. It can be had mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT. However, Maruti would soon be launching the Swift facelift in the Indian market. It is expected to come with the same 1.2L DualJet motor as the Dzire facelift. With the new motor in place, the Swift facelift is likely to put out 90 PS of peak power, while the torque output will remain identical to the outgoing model.