Maruti Suzuki Swift Deca comes with exterior sporty decals and interior embellishments; engine options remain the same as the regular hatchback
Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, has launched a special edition version of the top-selling Swift compact hatchback for the domestic market. The model has suffered comparative decline in sales over the last few months and a limited edition could get things back in contention. Termed as the Swift Deca, it is basically a sporty cosmetic upgrade of the standard hatchback with similar powertrain options.
The Swift Deca, previewed a few days ago with a teaser video, comes adorned with design cues taken from the modified Swift show-piece which greeted the spectators at the Auto Expo 2016 in early February with sporty decals. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer will be selling the Deca in two variants, one as a petrol and the other a diesel version. The middle spec VXi carries a price of Rs. 5.94 lakh while the VDi variant gets Rs. 6.87 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
The additional features separating the Deca special edition over the standard model are Sony touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and door mounted six-inch speakers, exterior body kit comprising side skirts and sporty spoiler, reverse parking assist with camera, front arm rest, trendy football-inspired steering wheel, gear boot and seat covers, special exterior graphics, door sill guard with special ambient lighting and floor mats.
The special editions features will complement the existing features offered in the standard model. The two colour schemes in which the Deca has been made available are Bright red and Pearl white. Suzuki is all pumped to launch the next generation Swift at the 2016 Paris Motor Show before reaching Indian shores sometime next year. Therefore, the Deca could possibly be the last limited edition of the current-gen Swift from MSIL.
The brand introduced the Swift into India originally in May 2005 before it received a new-generation halfway through its lifecycle. The Swift Deca coincides with the existence of the model for over a decade as the number “10” signifies the legendary status many footballing stars carried in the beautiful game. Under the hood, the Swift Deca will be powered by the usual 83 bhp 1.2-litre petrol and 74 bhp 1.3-litre diesel engines mated to a five-speed manual transmission.