The Japan-spec Suzuki Swift facelift has leaked ahead of its official debut and we believe the same should inspire the upcoming India-spec facelifted model. We ‘re expecting noticeable revisions to the popular hatchback front fascia and a change under the bonnet. Its sedan counterpart, the Dzire, recently received a facelift while it is expected to launch the updated Swift later this year.
The front grille will now feature a honeycomb pattern or chrome-studded layout, in contrast to the horizontal slats, according to the leaked images. A single horizontal slat sits in the center of the existing grille, with body-color marked or chrome parts. The lower part of the restored bumper seems more sporty. The fog lamp housing that is attached beneath the air dam looks similar to the current model. It remains to be seen through Japan-spec Swift grille makes it into the Indian-spec build. Besides a set of new alloy wheels, it could also feature minor revisions to its rear profile.
As for the improvements under the bonnet, as seen on the 2020 Dzire, the revised Swift will be receiving the latest 1.2-liter DualJet petrol engine. This engine comes with an idle start-stop feature that helps increase the fuel output overall. In the case of the Dzire, the fuel economy has gone up by at least 2kmpl for reference. The engine generates 90PS, 7PS more than the new Quick petrol engine but at 113Nm the torque statistic is the same. The transmission remains a 5-speed manual, or AMT. As with the outgoing edition, no diesel engine would be on sale.
Other changes planned include a rejigged upholstery, auto-folding ORVMs, cruise control and a new 4.2-inch color MID. These updates were a part of the facelift of Dzire too. The AMT models are also required to be equipped with protective features such as electronic stability control and hill hold assist.