The 2013 Suzuki Swift gets a cosmetic facelift in the UK market and will be on sale shortly for 10,799 GBP (Rs 9.77 lakh). The facelift was first leaked by an ‘intentional’ update of the Suzuki Belgium website and was first planned to be unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The refresh includes evident cosmetic changes while staying true to the design philosophy of the current generation Swift. The most visible additions to the existing model are the L-shaped day time LED lights adjacent to the fog lamps and turn indicator mounted to ORVMs. Apart from these changes, the overall appearance of the car remains unchanged. The changes to the interior too seem to be minimal with the model now getting a start/stop push button, rear foldable seats and six airbags and new seat fabric that combines black, blue and grey accents.
The rest of the interiors including the dashboard layout, backlight theme of the instrument panel and the central console all stay untouched. There will also be a new golden brown colour on offer along with the current line-up.
The oily-bits will not be fiddled with. The global models will be powered by the same 1.2-litre K-Series motor that produces 94PS and the 1.3-litre DDIS oil burner putting out 74PS. Here in India, the petrol variant will be powered by the same engine but with an output of 86PS. The specification of the oil burner remains exactly the same as before.
The facelift is expected to arrive in India by the festive season in October, but it is unlikely that the feature list will be available as standard package in an effort to keep prices on a check. The facelift in India will mean that our neighbouring countries will also eventually get the update as the car is manufactured and shipped to the countries from India.