The Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift has been launched, with prices ranging from Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As part of the mid-lifecycle update, the third-gen hatchback gets tweaks to the styling, along with a more powerful but frugal petrol engine.
The biggest change to the 2021 Swift is under the hood. The old 83hp, 1.2-litre K12 engine is replaced by a more powerful 90hp 1.2-litre DualJet petrol unit that was introduced in the Dzire last year. Torque output, though, remains identical, at 113Nm. The new unit also brings a start/stop function that helps to further boost fuel economy. The updated Swift now has an ARAI figure of 23.20kpl in the manual version and 23.76kpl in the automatic version, as against the outgoing car’s 21.21kpl.
The updated Maruti Swift is a direct rival to the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs 5.19-7.87 lakh) and the Ford Figo (Rs 5.64-7.09 lakh). Also sitting within a similar price bracket is the Renault Triber (Rs 5.20-7.50 lakh), which offers the added flexibility of three rows of seats.
*All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi