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New Maruti Swift: More features, better mileage

October 20, 2014 17:28 IST
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Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Suzuki Motors

Maruti, through its 1,370 sales outlets, has started accepting bookings for the updated Maruti Swift which launches by end of this month. Following are the list of changes that will be seen on the hatchback, as reported by our sources.

  • All variants will get driver seat height adjustment
  • VXi/VDi get an integrated music system with 4 speakers
  • Power folding wing mirrors for V and Z trims
  • Foglight enclosures of V and Z trims get silver L-shaped elements. The Swift will not get LED daytime running lights like the international model.
  • Top-end ZXi and ZDi get reverse parking sensors, Bluetooth, and engine starter button

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Suzuki Motors

The Swift will also see minor mechanical changes. Sources say that engineers have made tweaks to the power and torque outputs of the car to extract higher fuel efficiency.

The Swift currently delivers an ARAI rated efficiency of 18.6 kmpl (petrol) and 22.9 kmpl (diesel).

Expect the newer model to better these figures by a small margin. However, the hardware - 1.2-litre K Series petrol and 1.3L DDiS diesel - will be the same.

The updated Swift is expected to be accompanied by a slight increase in prices.

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Suzuki Motors

Competitors: Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt

Expected Price: Rs 450,000 - 700,000, ex-showroom

Launch Date: Next few days

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