The first change is the lowered suspension which does make the Swift look even more sporty and the wheels have been upgraded to 17 inches
The Swift is always positioned as an enthusiast product and each generation has taken it to greater heights. Maruti Suzuki officially introduced third generation of Swift earlier this year in India and the sales of Swift are impressive as the company has managed to sell more than 15,000 units each month.
We have already seen so many modifications on previous models and the latest generation
Swift is also following this trend as Indian’s first lowered Swift is here and it is owned by Rinil Edward from Kochi. The modifications given for the Swift is simple but the changes are noticeable and it is based on the top end ZXi+ variant.
The first change is the lowered suspension which does make the Swift look even more sporty and the wheels have been upgraded to 17 inches from stock 15 inches and the tyres are low profile also. Rinil has also added Brembo brake pads for better braking. The front grille and logo are finished in black colour with a small red strip across the grille for a sporty look.
The mirrors, roof and the spoiler is also finished in black colour. The stock bulb for fog lamps are replaced with LEDs and the logo’s at the rear has been removed for a sporty look. The stock air-filter has been replaced by K&N air-filter which improves performance. Apart from these, Rinil hasn’t made any changes for the interior and mechanical parts as of now but he is planning to make some modifications later.
Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by 1.2 L K-Series petrol engine producing 82 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The diesel engine is 1.3 L unit producing 74 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine is mated to 5 speed manual and AMT gearbox. The diesel model returns 28.4 Kmpl and 22 Kmpl for petrol.
The design of new Swift is evolutionary as it continues the same shape from previous model but the new front and rear along with awkward position for the rear door handle does make the Swift sporty. Maruti Suzuki Swift competes against Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Ford Figo.