Maruti launches the new Swift 2014 facelift at a starting price of Rs. 4.42 lakhs
Concluding the long await, Maruti Suzuki has finally introduced the new Swift 2014 hatchback in India at a starting price of Rs. 4.42 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Maruti refers to the new Swift facelift as the ‘Reborn’ Swift which comes with an array of changes both on the outside and on the inside making the sporty car even more exciting. The most remarkable fact about the new Swift is that it comes with 10 percent improved fuel efficiency making it more economical than ever before.
Let us take a more detailed look at the new Swift 2014 facelift:
The overall design of the new Maruti Swift 2014 remains intact with mild cosmetic changes. It comes with revised front grille and bumper, new silver inserts on the fog lamp bezel, electrically adjustable wing mirrors with turn indicators and new alloy wheels. The car does not get the previously speculated LED DRLs that the European model gets. Inside the cabin, the new Swift facelift gets new fabric upholstery, silver trims on the dashboard, door trims and steering wheel. Total 6 color options are now available on the new Swift that includes 3 new shades, Fire Red, Granite Grey, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White and Mysterious Violet.
The new Swift 2014 facelift comes loaded with new features to beat the market competition and give its rivals a tough fight. The top variants of both the car’s petrol and diesel versions ZXi and ZDi of course get the best of the lot. The feature list includes keyless entry (i key), pushbutton start-stop, automatic climate control, tilt adjusting steering wheel, driver’s seat height adjuster, new MID screen on instrument cluster, new audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel mounted illuminated controls, additional reading or map light and 60:40 split rear seats. Safety features include dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors, new generation ABS with EBD and Boost Assist System for braking as standard.
Though the new Maruti Swift gets powered by the same engines, both the engines have been tweaked for better fuel economy. The Swift petrol version gets powered by the same 1.2 litre 4-cylinder K-Series motor that now offers a max power of 84.3PS as opposed to the previous models higher 87PS, but the torque figure has been increased to 115Nm as against the earlier 114Nm. The enhanced fuel efficiency comes from the changes made to the compression ratio that now ensures a certified 20.4kmpl against the previous 18.5kmpl.
The new Swift 2014 diesel avatar comes with the same 1.3 litre DDiS mill that still delivers 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque as before, and is now has an ARAI certified mileage of 25.2kmpl as opposed to the previous 22.9kmpl owing to the tweaked ECU of the car.
Though the new Maruti Suzuki Swift 2014 facelift comes with pretty comprehensive changes, its prices have only marginally increased. The premium hatchback’s variants are now dearer by Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 24,000 depending on the model trim. The Swift’s market rivals are Hyundai Elite i20, Fiat Punto Evo, Volkswagen Polo and the upcoming Tata Bolt.
|Petrol Variants||New Swift Prices||Old Swift Prices|
|Maruti Swift Lxi||Rs. 4.42 Lakhs||Rs 4.42. Lakhs|
|Maruti Swift Lxi (O)||Rs. 4.49 Lakhs||—|
|Maruti Swift Vxi||Rs. 5.08 Lakhs||Rs. 4.91 Lakhs|
|Maruti Swift Zxi||Rs. 5.90 Lakhs||Rs. 5.66 Lakhs|
|Diesel Variants||New Swift Prices||Old Swift Prices|
|Maruti Swift Ldi||Rs. 5.56 Lakhs||Rs. 5.46 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift Vdi||Rs. 6 Lakhs||Rs. 5.79 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift Zdi||Rs. 6.95 lakhs||Rs. 6.71 Lakhs|
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