Just a week before, we reported that Suzuki is planning to facelift the Swift and that the car company was working on engineering a refresh. Today, we show you how exactly the second generation Swift will look like after the face lift. Suzuki’s German website has accidentally showcased the new Swift while updating. From what we can make out, Suzuki seems to be following Hyundai i20’s approach for the facelift.
2014 Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift
The new Swift facelift is more of a minor upgrade rather than a mahor facelift, and that could be the reason why Suzuki did not build any buzz about the so called facelift for this model. The 2014 Suzuki Swift facelift comes with a strip of LED day time running lights, also known as DRLs. The shape of DRLs that the 2014 Swift will come with looks very similar to the Hyundai i20 DRLs. Hyundai updates the i20 with the DRLs last year.
2012 Hyundai i20 with DRL
Apart from DRLs, there is absolutely nothing added onto the 2014 Suzuki Swift in terms of exterior looks. DRLs are positioned just near the fog lamps. The purpose of day time running lights is to improve safety by making the make car more visible even in day time.
2014 Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift side in golden shade
The interiors of the 2014 Swift also seem to be untouched. The engine options too remain the same. The diesel motor is the 1.3 liter Fiat MultiJet engine pumping out 75 Bhp and 190 Nm. The petrol heart is the 1.2 liter K-series VVT engine that produces 85 Bhp and 114Nm. Suzuki has added a new golden colour for Swift and this is expected get entry into India with DRLs upgrade.
2014 Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift rear and side
Last year Suzuki teased Swift Sport hachback in TV commercials and team ICB was the first one to report that. The sports package for the Swift is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the end of this year. Globally, Suzuki is also planning to add the 4 wheel drive architecture for Swift, and the 4 wheel drive Swift will make its debut at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show.