Maruti Swift Facelift
Once it hits the market, the Swift facelift will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, 2014 Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto EVO and Tata Bolt.Wikimedia Commons/Rudolf Stricker

A fresh batch of spy shots of Maruti's upcoming Swift facelift has emerged on the web, hinting at an imminent launch of the car in the country.

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker owes a lot to the existing version of Swift. The auto maker, which has been working hard on the facelifted version of the hatchback for the country is now ready to present the new Swift to its fans .The latest spy shots show a large number of Swift facelift parked at the stockyard of the company's manufacturing plant, making it evident that the production of the model is in full swing, according to GaadiWaadi.

In the new spy shots, the Swift facelift is seen virtually undisguised, painting for us a clear picture of what to expect on the arrival of the car in the market. Expected to reach our market by the end of this month (October), Maruti Swift facelift will stick to the design philosophy of the current model and is likely to carry over the same tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engines.

For the facelifted Swift, subtle changes are expected including LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Reverse parking Sensor and fresh alloy wheels. The car is likely to come with new front fascia with reworked grille, headlights and front bumper. Other changes expected include electrically adjustable ORVMs.

On the safety front, the new model is set to get Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and front and side airbags. While changes made inside the cabin are still under wraps, the care is expected to boast sporty interior with new dashboard and re-engineered instrument cluster.

When launched, the new 2014 Swift facelift will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, 2014 Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto EVO and Tata Bolt in the sub-continent market and from what we have heard so far, Maruti will price its upcoming hatchback aggressively as the competition in the segment is getting tougher by the day.