New Suzuki Swift facelift revealed in leaked documents
Maruti Suzuki Swift, also known as Suzuki Swift in the international market is about to receive a facelift in Japan. The updated model has been leaked online in brochure photographs throwing light on the exterior changes and new colour paint schemes.
The third-gen Suzuki Swift was revealed internationally in late-2016 and it is due for a facelift this year. As the newly leaked images suggest, the updated model will have minor design tweaks. Like the pre-facelift car which came with two different front grilles (simple horizontal slats pattern and honeycomb pattern) and front bumpers, the new model will also use two different options for grille/front bumper.
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The new sportier radiator grille now features a much larger honeycomb-pattern openings. On the other hand, the simpler radiator grille on the updated Swift has a new diamond pattern which looks much attractive in comparison to the previous model.
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Save for these updates, nothing much has changed in the new model. Alloy wheels and interior design pattern also remains unaltered. The Japanese-spec Suzuki Swift will be made available in XG, RS, Hybrid MG, Hybrid RS and Hybrid SZ trims. While the Hybrid RS/RS will be featured in four new paint schemes including Orange/Red/Blue and Yellow. The Hybrid SG, Hybrid MG and XG will get two new colours Orange and Yellow.
While the top-spec Hybrid SZ trim features a full-hybrid system, the Hybrid MG and Hybrid RS comes with a mild-hybrid system. Hence, the Hybrid MG and Hybrid RS gets a silver background Hybrid badge, while the Hybrid SZ trim gets the badge with a black background. It is yet not confirmed if there are any mechanical tweaks or not.
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In India, the MK3 Swift arrived back in early 2018. As far as updated model is concerned, expect it to launch only by next year. As the Japanese-spec model, there may not be any major exterior changes.