The Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the Mid-size hatchback segment’s most common models. The third-gen platform was introduced at the Auto Expo in 2018, and its facelift was expected for the product Japan-spec 2020.
Unlike the Dzire 2020, the new Swift is getting a much slighter facelift. It features a revised front fascia with a new studded grill in the middle with a chrome bar along with a more sportier bumper. Much of the app upgrades are for the active protection devices such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot detector and rear traffic cross-alert. The Suzuki Swift Japan-spec comes with multiple powertrain options including a hybrid option too.
Its 1.2-liter Dualjet petrol engine with a mild hybrid tech makes 91PS and 118Nm more powerful than the India-specific Dzire facelift. The hybrid version adds a larger lithium-ion battery for more grunting from its AC synchronous motor. This hybrid model was showcased at Auto Expo 2020. Suzuki sells the Fast in Japan with front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models with the option of a 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT or automatic CVT transmission. There is an RS version with sporty suspension and sporty aesthetic touches. The Suzuki Swift Sport edition, which has a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine that produces 140PS and 230Nm, should not be mistaken.
Immediately afterward, Maruti could launch identical cosmetic changes in the Indian-spec edition. It will also get the same 1.2-liter Dualjet VVT petrol engine with idle stop-start engine as provided in Maruti Suzuki Dzire in 2020. That, along with improved fuel efficiency, will add 7PS of power to the Swift. Certain 2020 Dzire-based upgrades include the new iteration of the 7.0-inch SmartPlay infotainment device, climate control, ESC (electronic stability control) and hill keep assist.