Review: 2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift

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The new Swift has been launched beginning at Rs. 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been on sale within the nation for greater than a decade and a half and has crossed many essential milestones throughout that interval. On final rely it had already crossed the 23 lakh gross sales in India. It’s been 3 years since India largest automobile maker launched a brand-new era of the hatch within the nation, so it was about time that the automobile was given a facelift and that’s precisely what has been executed. There are minor updates on the inside and outside however extra importantly the automobile will get a extra highly effective coronary heart that can be extra fuel-efficient than earlier than.

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The new mesh grille is the large change on the face of the automobile.

The huge change on the entrance is the brand new grille that will get a horizontal chrome slat operating throughout it. The LED projector headlamps with DRLs, massive halogen fog lamps and the bumper stay the identical as earlier. The automobile now will get key synchronised auto foldable ORVMs as nicely. 15-inch alloys can be found solely on the highest 2 variants, whereas the two decrease trims get 14-inch metal wheels.  

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There at the moment are 3 twin tone color choices to select from within the ZXi+ variant.

The Swift now additionally will get new twin tone color choices which can be found solely on the highest ZXi+ trim. Apart from the stable hearth crimson with midnight black roof you see in these pictures you may also select between pearl metallic midnight blue with pearl arctic white roof or pearl arctic white with midnight black roof. Other variants get 6 mono-tone color choices.

Tech & Interior

The revised instrument cluster now will get a color TFT show.

The cabin of the 2021 Swift will get few, but important modifications. The revised twin-pod instrument cluster now comes with a 4.2-inch colored TFT show and appears significantly better than the monochrome unit seen earlier. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartPlay studio additionally finds a spot on the brand new Swift and it’s suitable with each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  It might be managed by way of an app which additionally comes with a navigation system. The seats additionally get new upholstery which feels a tad bit extra premium than earlier than.

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7-inch touchscreen will get the up to date Smartplay studio system

The new Swift additionally will get Cruise management and that together with colored MID, reverse parking digital camera and comply with me dwelling headlamps can solely be discovered on the highest ZXi+ variant.  The Touchscreen system, steering mounted controls, leather-based wrapped steering wheel, engine begin cease button and auto local weather management can be found from the the ZXi variant onwards. Central locking, top adjustable drivers’ seat and adjustable entrance headrests are lacking solely from the bottom LXi variant.  In the second-row adjustable headrests for two passengers and 60:40 cut up seats can once more be discovered solely on the highest 2 variants. And nonetheless there is not any place for an armrest, AC vents or charging factors for the rear seat. 


The  1.2 litre Petrol mill makes extra energy than earlier than.

It would possibly simply be a facelift however there’s nonetheless tons to speak in regards to the coronary heart of this automobile. The new-generation Okay-series 1.2-litre twin Jet VVT petrol engine has been taken from the Baleno hatchback. It now makes 88 bhp at 6000 rpm which is 6 brake horsepower greater than earlier than. This makes the Swift one of many extra highly effective automobiles within the section and people additional horses imply that it has develop into extra partaking drive that earlier than. A peak torque determine of 113 Nm can be fairly wholesome, however it arrives a bit late at 4,200 rpm and that takes a bit of little bit of enjoyable away when you get behind the wheel. For these asking if there is a turbo choice out there, nicely there is not one!

Introduction of idle start-stop system ensures higher gas effectivity.

Just like earlier than, the Swift will get each a 5-speed guide and a 5-speed AMT gearbox choices. It is among the many automobiles from the model that continues to get the Auto gearshift expertise that guarantees clutch free driving together with higher gas effectivity at a nominal value, albeit with compromised driving pleasure. For the primary time it additionally will get the idle begin cease system, seen on many different automobiles from Maruti Suzuki. The system helps in reaching greater gas effectivity and if Maruti is to be believed the Swift now provides 23.20 kmpl on the guide and a barely greater 23.76 kmpl on this AGS or AMT variant that I received to drive. That is an effective 2 kmpl greater than earlier than.

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The Swift stays an agile automobile and driving it by site visitors may be very simple. It feels equally at dwelling within the metropolis or on empty roads. The revised steering helps in justifying the hot-hatch tag that has all the time been related to the automobile. The stiff trip and larger brakes additionally assist in enhancing that repute this automobile has constructed for itself.


AGS variants of the automobile get ESP with hill-hold perform.

On the protection entrance, the mannequin now comes with digital stability program (ESP) with hill-hold on the AMT variations. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX anchors come as commonplace on all variants of the automobile.


New Swift has develop into dearer by roughly ₹ 20,000.

The new Swift is roughly ₹ 20,000 costly than earlier than. Prices for the guide variants begin at ₹ 5.73 lakh and go as much as ₹ 7.91 lakh for the twin tone fashions (all costs, ex-showroom). The AGS is offered on all however the base variants and is priced between ₹ 6.86 and ₹ 8.41 lakh rupees. The automobile competes immediately towards the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios that’s priced between ₹ 5.19 lakh and ₹ 7.33 lakh for the guide variants and ₹ 6.57 lakh and ₹ 7.80 lakh for the AMT.

The automobile has been launched in 4 trims – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+


This means the brand new Swift is not precisely worth for money and whereas all of the modifications have made it extra interesting than earlier than it has additionally develop into a bit of dearer to personal. But there are nonetheless a number of elements that can make you select it over different automobiles together with the belief the Maruti model instructions and people will assist the hatch maintain on to its #1 tag.

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