Maruti Suzuki launched the Swift 2021 facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs. 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The popular hatchback is getting a mid-life refresh with a host of improvements, both cosmetic and in terms of safety and features. Visual improvements include a new silver-finished grille on grille with thick chrome accents in the center. The model also has new two-tone exterior designs with a contrasting roof. The exterior changes are simpler to give a new look and keep most elements of the previous model.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: Engine
The biggest change in 2021 Swift is under the hood. The older K12 1.2-liter engine with 83 bhp was replaced by a more powerful 1.2-liter, 90-horsepower DualJet petrol unit introduced at Dzire last year. However, the torque output remains identical at 113 Nm. The new unit also offers a start/stop function that helps increase fuel economy. The updated Maruti Suzuki Swift now has an ARAI number of 23.20km/liter in the manual version and 23.76km/liter in the automatic version, up from 21.21km/liter for the outgoing vehicle. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual unit and a 5-speed AMT unit.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: Exterior
Going to design, the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift gets minor cosmetic changes over the previous model. Visual improvements include a new silver-finished grille with thick chrome accents in the center. The model also has new two-tone exterior designs with a contrasting roof. About the rear, little has changed from the previous model.
Maruti Suzuki now also offers three color options on the high-spec Swift. Available color options include an arctic white pearl body with black roof, solid fire red body with black roof, and midnight metallic blue with a white roof
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: Interior
When going inside, the seats are upholstered with revised fabrics. In terms of equipment, the Swift VXi 2021 gets a new volume head unit that features touch controls to switch volume and track. As before, the unit has Bluetooth, USB, and AUX connectivity.
In terms of features, the new Swift facelift comes with cruise control, auto-folding ORVMs with synchronizing keys, and a revised dual-capsule kit with a 4.2-inch TFT color display. There is a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartPlay Studio that provides better usability with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, the model now comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill-Hold on AMT, larger front and rear brakes, as well as revised steering with an improved flight mechanism. Other features include ABS with EBD, pre-tensioners, dual airbags and force limiters, front seat belt reminders, ISOFIX stabilizers, rear parking sensors with camera, and more.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: Price and Rivals
|2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Swift LXI||Rs. 5.73|
|Swift VXI||Rs. 6.36|
|Swift VXI AGS||Rs. 6.86|
|Swift ZXI||Rs. 6.99|
|Swift ZXI AGS||Rs. 7.49|
|Swift ZXI+||Rs. 7.77|
|Swift ZXI+ AGS||Rs. 8.27|
|Swift ZXI+ DT||Rs. 7.91|
|Swift ZXI+ DT AGS||Rs. 8.41|
The updated Maruti Suzuki Swift will compete with 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 segment is the Renault Triber (Rs. 5.20-7.50 lakh), which offers the added flexibility of three rows of seats.