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Swift 2021 Latest Update - All You Need To Know


Swift 2021 Latest Update - All You Need To Know

by admin | November 07, 2020


Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift 2021

Suzuki’s popular Swift has been around for many years. After all, the Japanese manufacturer has been giving it all the important touches and updates over time, making it seem fresh and ageless.

After its latest update in 2016, the Suzuki Swift has now been launched in Japan with many changes and we could expect to see this in India towards the last quarter of 2020. Not only are the updates just cosmetic, we expect to see some changes related to engine and performance too!

Expected Features: The new Swift won’t have too many significant changes in terms of looks. Small changes like a new grille and a redesigned front bumper could make it look like it got a much needed change but the overall look remains the same. Images also suggest a new look in terms of skirts and new alloy wheels. Auto folding ORVMs, cruise control feature, a new 4.2 inch MID colour display and new upholstery to refresh the feel inside could be a part of the new Facelifted Swift.  However, not much could be said about additions in terms of safety features as they remain the same. Electronic Stability Control and hill hold assist could new additions to the AMT variants.

 

Price:
The new facelifted Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to cost Rs. 20,000 more than the outgoing model. So prices could start at around 5.5 Lakhs and go all the way upto Rs. 8.20 Lakhs (Ex- Showroom Delhi).

 

Engine and Performance: The new Facelifted Maruti Suzuki Swift 2021 could be launched with a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine as seen on the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The new engine produces 90PS power, 7PS more than the current Swift’s petrol engine while the torque remains unchanged at 113NM. We do think that’s a good step taken towards offering more power.

In terms of fuel efficiency, we expect the new Swift to fetch similar mileage figures as the existing Maruti Suzuki Swift. Howver, the engine in question comes with an idle start-stop feature which could help improve overall fuel efficiency. Speaking of the transmission, Maruti will continue to offer the facelifted Swift the 5 speed manual and AMT gearbox. Keeping in mind the BS6 norms, there would be no diesel engine on offer in the facelifted Swift.

 

So, would the new Facelifted Maruti Suzuki Swift make you want to buy it? Or, would you consider any of the other hatchbacks in the market like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Ford Figo, Ford Freestyle, Hyundai i20 and the Volkswagen Polo?

 


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    While the compact SUV segment is all flowery and blooming in India, we thought to look into something that the most people don’t consider priority. Not that it is completely ignored, just that the quest for power is often sacrificed in the pursuit for economy, more mileage, space and gadgetry.

    Thankfully for enthusiasts, cars still exist that aren’t completely dumbed down. Compact SUV’s that cater to the mileage requirements while ensuring that power and ‘oomph’ factor aren’t sent out of that BS6 exhaust.

    To help fellow enthusiasts, we decided to list some of the Compact SUV’s out that are considered powerful in

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    1. Ford Ecosport:

    The first one on our list is Ford’s popular SUV- the Ecosport! A car whose specifications do a lot of talking in terms of both- features and performance. Both Diesel and Petrol engines are 1.5 Litre units. The three cylinder naturally aspirated 1.5L Dragon Petrol unit produces a great amount of power. 122 PS and 149 NM of torque to be precise whereas Ford’s popular 1.5L Diesel generates 100 PS of Power and 215 NM of torque. Ford’s fun to drive element found on most of its cars, excellent steering feedback, strong build quality, comfort and peppy driving dynamics makes the Ecosport a desirable Compact SUV.

    2. Mahindra XUV 300:

    Based on the Ssangyong Tivoli Platform, the Mahindra XUV 300 isn’t very far behind as both engines – diesel and petrol units of the car are power packed. The 1.5 Litre Diesel unit churns out 120 BHP and 300 NM of torque whereas the 1.2 Litre Petrol Turbo unit delivers a generous 110 BHP with 200 NM of Torque. You also get multi- mode steering, ample amount of leg room, good driving dynamics, white interiors and a lot more! A more powerful 1.2 GDi engine of the XUV 300 was displayed at the 2020 Auto that is expected to be launched around mid 2020. Power is expected to hover around 130 bhp and 230 NM of torque.

    3. Tata Nexon :

    Tata’s well known Nexon Compact SUV offers two engine options- one for Diesel and one for Petrol. The 1.2 Litre Turbo Petrol three cylinder engine produces 120 PS and 170 NM of torque whereas the 1.5 Litre diesel engine produces 110 PS of power and 260 NM of torque. Both engines offer a decent amount of punch that adds a fun element to the overall driving experience. The ride though is a bit on the firm side to reduce body roll due to Nexon’s high ground clearance.

    4. Hyundai Venue:

    Hyundai Venue is pretty sorted with a 1 Litre Turbo Charged Petrol Engine that produces 118 BHP Power and 175 NM Torque. A 1000cc engine may sound like a small one but the turbo charger compensates for the drop in capacity. Optional with the petrol is a DCT Automatic transmission which is quite quick. But, we would mention that is isn’t as quick as what you would expect from a proper performance DSG gearbox. Hyundai has improved Steering Feedback on the Venue but it could still be better and add to a better driving experience. All in all, it is a great package with lots of practical elements.

    5. Kia Sonet :

    The new Kia Sonet will carry forward the same BS6 compliant engines from the Hyundai Venue. The entry level HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants will receive the 1.2l 4 cyl petrol engine producing 83PS power through a 5 speed Manual gearbox while the higher HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ variants get the 1L 3 cyl turbo petrol engine producing 120PS power through either a 6 speed iMT gearbox or 7 speed DCT gearbox. The 1.5L 4 cyl turbo diesel engine will be available in two state of tunes. The 6 speed manual gearbox equipped variants will get 100PS Max Power whereas the 6 speed torque converter Automatic equipped HTK+ & GTX+ variants will get higher 115PS Max Power.

    You’ve got anything more to add to the list of cars above? Do let us know.


    Hyundai India is launching the new i20 premium hatchback today on 5th November. The new generation premium hatchback is expected to be priced between ?6-10.5L ex showroom and will rival the new Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza.

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    The new i20 will be available with 3 engine options, 4  trim levels and 5 transmission options.

          Prior to its launch, the new premium hatchback has started to arrive at dealerships. There are few visible changes to the India spec i20 as compared to the European one. The

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    i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.

    Exterior: 

           The new Hyundai i20, sports a completely different design language. On the front fascia, it features a new and larger hexagonal cascading grille with a more swooping bonnet and angular headlamps. The headlamps will feature LED lighting on the top spec trims along with DRLs. Lower variants will get Projector units. Projector fog lamps are also expected to be offered. The new i20 will be longer and wider than the current model. The sides have sharp, dynamic creases lending the car a more dynamic profile. The window line features Chrome detailing which flows from the A pillar to the top of the C pillar whereas the snazzy Z-shaped LED Tail lamps are connected by a chrome bar running across the width on the Asta(O) variant. The new i20 will also receive unique looking 16” alloy wheels on the top spec variants.

    Interior:

           The new Hyundai i20's interior features a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior sports a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features. There are 7 slats running across the width of the dashboard, connecting all four AC vents. All Variants will feature an all black theme with few silver accents.

    Variants:

           The new i20 will be offered in four variants:

    • Magna

    • Sportz

    • Asta

    • Asta(o)

     Here's an extensive list of features on the top spec Asta(O) variants of the new i20:

    • 10.25” touchscreen system

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital instrument cluster

    • Automatic climate control

    • Air purifier system

    • Ambient lighting

    • Leather upholstery

    • Split folding rear seats

    • Electric sunroof

    • Auto LED headlamps

    • Cruise control

    The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 6 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Smart key access

    • Geofencing & tracking

    Powertrains:

           The new i20 is will be available with two petrol engine options and one diesel engine. The standard 1.2L 4 cyl Kappa petrol engine will produce 83PS Power through either a 5 Speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol powertrain is expected to be carried over from the Venue Turbo producing a maximum output of 120PS through either a 6 speed IMT gearbox or a 7 speed DCT. The 1.5L turbo diesel engine from the Venue is also expected to be on offer producing 100PS Power through a 6 speed manual transmission.

    The 1.2L petrol will be available on all Variants with only the Sportz and the Asta variant getting a CVT option.

    The 1.0L turbo petrol will be available on the Sportz, Asta and Asta(O) Variants. However, a 6 speed iMT gearbox will be available on the Sportz and Asta whereas the 7 speed DCT will be available only on the Asta and Asta (O) Variants. This means the Sportz variant will get only an iMT and the Asta(O) gets only the DCT.

    The 1.5L diesel will be available on the Magna, Sportz and the Asta(O) variants with only a manual gearbox.

    Stay tuned for our detailed report and reviews.


    Morris Garages India has silently been developing a facelift version of their best selling Hector 5 seat Crossover SUV and now this facelift version has started to arrive at showrooms a few weeks ahead of its expected launch. Here's a quick summary on what to expect on the updated Hector.

    The 2021 MG Hector gets cosmetic and feature upgrades to the exterior and interior.

    Exterior updates:

    MG Hector Facelift
    • New front grille with Chrome studs (similar to Mercedes Benz cars)

    • Glossy black strip connecting the tail lamps, replacing the red reflector.

    • 18” dual tone alloy

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    Apart from these updates, the 2021 Hector will look largely the same as the current model and will carry forward the same features including LED headlamps, DRLs and tail lamps, Roof rails, Panoramic sunroof and surround body cladding.

    Interior and feature updates:

    MG Hector Facelift Interior
    • Dual tone, beige and black interior theme

    • Ventilated front seats

    • Wireless charging

    • Proximity auto door locks

    While the design layout and quality will remain exactly the same, the 2021 Hector will get a dual tone colour theme while also offering some new features to have an edge over the Seltos and Creta. It will also receive Proximity sensing auto door locks which can automatically lock or unlock the car by sensing the distance of the key fob, without the need to press the request button on the door handles.

    Other features including the large portrait-style touchscreen system, 100+ voice commands, ambient mood lighting, digital instrument cluster, powered seats, leather upholstery are expected to remain the same on the top spec variants.

    The Hector will continue to offer class leading 625L of boot space, while also offering smart powered tailgate.

    Powertrain:

    The current range of engine will be carried forward to the facelift Hector as well:

    • 1.5L turbo petrol non hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual or DCT

    • 1.5L turbo petrol with 48V mild hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual

    • 2.0L Fiat-sourced turbo diesel producing 170PS through a 6 speed manual.

    Launch and price:

    The new MG Hector facelift is expected to be launched officially before mid-January and the top spec Sharp Variant is expected to be priced around ?30,000 higher than the current Sharp trim level.

           Just as before, the new Hector will compete against the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass. Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

    Stay tuned for further updates.