A Swift revamp!!

Current Maruti Suzuki Swift

Current Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift made its debut at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2004. This car gave birth to the Premium Hatchback segment in India.

Being long in the tooth, Maruti Suzuki decided to give its very popular selling car, a heart transplant.

As a result in January 2010 Maruti Suzuki introduced K-series engine powered Swift. Looks were the same, but it had a newer engine!!

Swift’s design and looks, were too old now. And obviously, it was feeling the heat from the competing Premium Hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia, Fiat Grande Punto, and the newly launched Volkswagen Polo.

Swift’s face-lift was eminent as Maruti Suzuki realised that they were loosing a huge chunk of market share to their competitors. This was when i bumped into a few spy pics some weeks back.

Maruti Suzuki Swift being tested under covers

The New Maruti Suzuki Swift being tested under covers

Maruti Suzuki had jumped into action and the result was a lighter, longer and more spacious Swift.

Official Image of the 2010 Swift

Official Image of the 2010 Swift Unveiled

The New Swift is expected to be launched in the first half of 2011.

Compared to the current Swift the New Swift’s wheelbase has been increased by 50mm, and the overall length by 90mm. The increase in wheelbase will create more space for rear passengers.

The new bodyshell is lighter and stiffer than before, all thanks to the extensive use of higher strength steel.

Maruti Suzuki claims the Swift, its best-selling model, is much improved dynamically and promises increased performance and improved CO2 emissions and economy.

The Dashboard

The Dashboard

Official interior pictures have now been revealed the interiors are more sophisticated and dynamic than the current one. It looks plusher, but the fascia and door surfaces are still hard and the previous bold simplicity has been ousted by a more conventional design. This is very much a case of evolution rather than revolution!!

Swift's Stylish Rear

Swift's Sporty Rear

For the Indian market, the engine that will power this car is likely to be carried over – it’s an evolution of the K-series (K12) motor that powers the current Swift and Ritz. Variable Valve Timing technology that is being used in the European car should also come to India. Just as it did with M16A on the SX4. Suzuki will also continue with the very successful 1.3-Multijet from Fiat, or the DDiS.

Production begins in Japan

Production begins in Japan

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply.