The 2021 Maruti Swift facelift gets idle start/stop technology as standard with the updated 1.2-litre Dualjet VVT petrol engine
Maruti Suzuki has officially launched the 2021 Swift (facelift model) in India, with prices starting at Rs. 5.73 lakh and going up to Rs. 8.41 lakh for range-topping ZXi+ AMT variant. The 2021 Swift facelift sports minor changes to the exterior styling, along with a few other upgrades. The front grille of the Swift now gets a honeycomb mesh with a horizontal chrome slat in the middle. The vehicle now also offers three dual-tone paint options:
- Pearl Arctic White with Pearl Midnight Black Roof
- Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black Roof
- Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue with Pearl Arctic White Roof
Apart from that, the exterior design remains mostly unchanged over the current model. As for the changes in the cabin, the new Maruti Swift facelift to continue to offer a black interior theme, although it gets new features.
|Variant||1.2L MT||1.2L AMT|
|Swift Lxi||Rs. 5.73 Lakh||NA|
|Swift VXi||Rs. 6.36 Lakh||Rs. 6.86 Lakh|
|Swift Zxi||Rs. 6.99 Lakh||Rs. 7.49 Lakh|
|Swift ZXi+||Rs. 7.77 Lakh||Rs. 8.27 Lakh|
|Swift ZXi+ Dual Tone||Rs. 7.91 Lakh||Rs. 8.41 Lakh|
The new Swift comes with a twin-pod meter cluster and a new 10.67cm multi-information coloured TFT display. The 17.78 cm Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment system now combines smartphone, vehicle, and cloud-based services with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity.
Cruise control has also been added to the equipment list of the hatchback. Other features on offer in the 2021 Swift are an all-LED lighting system (headlights, DRLs, taillights), flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated controls, reverse parking camera, automatic headlamps, etc. The biggest upgrade on the Swift facelift is to the powertrain.
The new model ditches the K12M engine in favour of the K12N Dualjet motor. The latter is the same one that does duty on the Dzire. The K12N engine generates 90 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of maximum torque, and gets an idle start/stop system as standard. It doesn’t get a mild-hybrid system though, unlike the Baleno. Transmission options continue to be the same as before – a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
Apart from these changes, the 2021 Swift facelift gets new safety features, such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with a hill-hold in AMT variants and an enhanced return ability mechanism for the steering wheel. Bigger front and rear brakes further enhance the driving experience of the new Swift.
Also, the electronic stability program and the hill-hold function in the AGS variants of the new Swift 2021 detect vehicle skid movement and restrain the same. It does not allow the vehicle to roll-back on inclined slopes in stop-start traffic conditions, ensuring complete control.