Suzuki has given the Swift, one of its top selling cars, a minor nip and tuck job. The 2014 Swift bowed in at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and showed off a couple of cosmetic changes on the outside and a few feature additions on the inside. The engine range, comprising of the tried and tested 1.2 liter K series petrol motor and the 1.3 liter Fiat derived Multijet turbo diesel motor continue unchanged. The 5 speed manual gearbox is also retained as it is. However, Suzuki claims to have squeezed out extra mileage from the engines and this has also resulted in lower tail pipe CO2 emissions.
Suzuki has to do something more to justify the facelift, isn’t it? So, you have some updates in the exteriors department. The front end gets LED daytime running lamps. These lamps are boomerang shaped and sit in the fog lamp housing, a-la-i20. Now, let’s hope that they aren’t as bright as the ones on the i20, which look garish when they’re on. The other changes on the outside are silver accents to the front bumper, a high mounted stop lamp at the rear and also new wheelcaps for the lower variants. A new Blue colour is added to the Swift range and we hope that this colour makes it to India as it makes the car looks quite fetching.
On the features front, Suzuki has added electric mirrors that fold automatically inwards when the car is parked and the ignition is off. While the dashboard remains untouched, the seat fabric on the 2014 Swift is new. One touch power window for the driver and automatic headlamps are the two other interesting features on the 2014 Swift. All these changes could appear on the Indian version of the Swift next year, when Maruti Suzuki is expected to give this car a mid career makeover. Remember, the all new Swift was launched in India only in 2011. So, a minor makeover in 2014 seems to be in order.