Maruti to launch facelifted Swift hatchback in 2014
While the competition level in the B+ segment is getting furious, carmakers are ready with their facelifts and new year models of existing vehicle. Suzuki had unveiled the iV4 SUC concept and 2014 Swift hatchback at the 2013 Indian Auto Expo. The company's top selling hatchback has received some cosmetic changes, a range of new features and the diesel version of the vehicle gets more fuel efficient. The same will also make its way to India by the next year, as a mid career refresh. The facelifted Ritz is also in the pipeline, but it will not come before 2015.
The 2014 Maruti Swift will get LED day time running lights mounted into the fog lamp, restyled front bumper, and the LED treatment continues to the roof mounted stop lamp at the rear. The current model is available with 14-inch steel wheels and 15-inch alloy wheels, however, the 2014 model is expected to feature the 16-inch alloy wheels for top variants. A new Boost Blue Pearl metallic color will also be offered in the lineup.
Talking about interiors, the dashboard of the new Swift will remain unchanged, however the 2014 Swift will get a new upholstery for the seats. It is also expected that the vehicle will feature an Auto-Up one touch function to the driver's side power window, automatic headlamps, electronically adjustable side mirrors and others. The new Swift will retain the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine.
Maruti Suzuki India will unveil new compact SUV, YL1 sedan (SX4 replacement) and YL7 hatch (A-Star/Estilo replacement) at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. We expect that the company might also present the updated Swift at the same event. Recent media reports also suggest that it is also working on a new premium hatchback, which will be launched by 2015-16.
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