2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift Review – Features and Specifications

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is a quite popular model in international markets and has been a very successful car in India as well. It has a special place in the hearts of many Indian car buyers. Since it was launched in 2005, it has become an absolute monster of a best seller for Maruti Suzuki. The on-road price of Maruti Suzuki Swift in Delhi starts from Rs. 5.73 Lakh for the Lxi trim and goes up to Rs. 8.27 Lakh for the Zxi Plus AMT.

This 2021 model is the 3rd generation of the hatchback that gets a major update since its launch in February 2018. This includes some styling tweaks, a new Dual Jet engine, additional features, and enhanced fuel efficiency. What makes the New Swift so attractive? Let’s find out. So, here we at Motorgyan will tell you the 2021 Maruti Swift review.

Colour Options – Variants – Features

Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in 9 colours options- Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black Roof, Pearl Arctic White with Pearl Midnight Black Roof, Pearl Metallic Lucent Orange, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Magma Grey, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue with Pearl Arctic White Roof.

Swift Colour Options

The Maruti Suzuki Swift variants are as follows: LXI 5MT, VXI 5MT, VXI 5AMT, ZXI 5MT, ZXI 5AMT, ZXI+ 5MT and ZXI+ 5AMT. It comes with various attractive features such as 7.0-inch Smartplay Studio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, along with in-built navigation. You also get auto headlamps, keyless entry and go, automatic climate control, cruise control, coloured Multi-Information Display, rear-view camera, voice commands, auto gear shift, and a lot more. On the safety front, it gets anti-lock braking systems, dual airbags, ISOFIX child-seat mounts and seatbelt pre-tensioners as standard.

Engine and Transmission

While the third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was earlier powered by the carmaker’s 1.2-litre K-series engine, Maruti Suzuki has swapped it in favour of a more powerful and frugal 1.2-litre four-cylinder K Series Dual jet, Dual VVT petrol engine. It is capable of producing 66 kW @ 6000 rpm of max power and 113 Nm @ 4400 rpm of max torque, and it comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. It also gets a start/ stop function, which helps in boosting the overall fuel efficiency. The claimed fuel efficiency is now as much as 23.20 kmpl for the manual and 23.76 kmpl for the AMT version.

Maruti Suzuki Swift – Interior

On the inside of the new 2021 Swift model, you finally get the SmartPlay System and the new coloured MID provides you with all the stats as you barrel around the corner and some additional features, aside from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity (smartphone connectivity). The Auto Gear Shift Technology, lets you switch between automatic and manual mode. With no requirement of a clutch pedal, Auto Gear Shift offers ease and comfort of driving without compromising on fuel economy. The automatic climate control keeps the vehicle comfortable on the inside, even when things get extreme and pulsating outside.

Swift Interior

Here, we will explain all the interior features variant wise.

Variant (Starting MSRP) Interior Features
Swift LXI (Rs.5,73000)Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift VXI (Rs 6,36000)Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift VXI AMT (Rs 6,86000)Outside Temperature Display, Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift ZXI (Rs 6,99000)Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Silver Ornament on Front Door Armrest, Outside Temperature Display, Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift ZXI AMT (Rs 7,49000)Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Silver Ornament on Front Door Armrest, Outside Temperature Display, Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift ZXI+ (Rs 7,77000)Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Silver Ornament on Front Door Armrest, Outside Temperature Display, Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display
Swift ZXI+ AMT (Rs 8,27000)Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Silver Ornament on Front Door Armrest, Outside Temperature Display, Co-Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side), Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip, IP Ornament, Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Tachometer, Front Dome Lamp and Multi-Information Display

Did you check this variant-wise interior top features list? There are plenty of features to keep everyone happy. As motorgyan team member enters the Swift’s cabin to check the interior side. Inside the 2021 Swift new model, the cabin appears to be very well thought out. Some of the plastics could have been more solidly built, and the car is missing some kit like connected tech and wireless charging, but, overall, the cabin is a comfortable place to be. We love the flat-bottom steering wheel and fiery orange gauges ahead of them. The seats are well-bolstered, holding the occupant snugly in place. There’s also ample legroom and headroom for passengers at the rear.

Maruti Suzuki Swift – Exterior

If you were expecting a radical change in the new swift’s design, you will be disappointed, since facelifts are about little nips and tucks rather than wholesale changes. The grille is the only major updation, with a tasteful chrome strip across its centre and a hexagonal mesh pattern rather than slats.

The top-end variants – ZXI and ZXI+ get very nice fog lamps as well, and you can now choose two-tone colour options – red with a black roof, white with a black roof and blue with a white roof. The car certainly looks more upmarket now due to the new colour scheme, but some of Swift’s sporty lines do get lost with the two-tone scheme.

Swift Exterior

Mildly flared wheel arches along the sides give the vehicle a masculine appeal. At the rear side, the squared LED tail lamps look brilliant when lit up, especially in the dark. Another nice touch is the placement of the door handles at the rear, now incorporated in the C-pillar, giving one the impression the little car is a three-door hatch. Overall, the exterior justifies the high-set Maruti Suzuki Swift price.

Here, we will explain all the exterior features variant wise.

Variant (Starting MSRP) Exterior Features
Swift LXI (Rs.5,73000)LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Steel Wheels, and Body Coloured Bumpers
Swift VXI (Rs 6,36000)LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Steel Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles
Swift VXI AMT (Rs 6,86000)LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Steel Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles
Swift ZXI (Rs 6,99000)LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Alloy Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles
Swift ZXI AMT (Rs 7,49000)LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Alloy Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles
Swift ZXI+ (Rs 7,77000)LED Projector Headlamps, LED Daylight Running Lamps, LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Precision Cut Alloy Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors (Roof colour indual tone), Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles
Swift ZXI+ AMT (Rs 8,27000)LED Projector Headlamps, LED Daylight Running Lamps, LED Rear Combination Lamp, LED High Mounted Stop Lamp, Precision Cut Alloy Wheels, Side Turn Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors (Roof colour indual tone), Body Coloured Bumpers and Body Coloured Outside Front Door Handles

Maruti Suzuki Swift – Safety Features

There aren’t many hatchbacks that look this good and drive this well and with the 2021 update, you also get more equipment and safety features for your money. The new 2021 Swift comes equipped with features that take care of the safety of all the passengers.

Swift Safety Features

Check variant wise safety features

Variant (Starting MSRP) Safety Features
Swift LXI (Rs.5,73000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift VXI (Rs 6,36000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Security Alarm System, Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift VXI AMT (Rs 6,86000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP with Hill Hold Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Security Alarm System, Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift ZXI (Rs 6,99000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Security Alarm System, Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver Side), Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Front Fog Lamps, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift ZXI AMT (Rs 7,49000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP with Hill Hold Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Security Alarm System, Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver Side), Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Front Fog Lamps, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift ZXI+ (Rs 7,77000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera, Security Alarm System, Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver Side), Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Front Fog Lamps, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System
Swift ZXI+ AMT (Rs 8,27000)Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP with Hill Hold Assist, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera, Security Alarm System, Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver Side), Front Seat Belts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Pedestrian Protection Compliance, IsoFix with Child Seat Anchorages, Front Fog Lamps, Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock, Seat Belt Reminder & Buzzer(Driver & Co-Driver Side), Day and Night Adjustable Inside Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and High Speed Alert System

After checking this table you can easily figure out the variant wise safety features.

Conclusion

The Maruti Swift has been in the Indian market since 2005, and its exterior design has changed quite a lot from its first-generation model to the current-generation model. Yet, it’s still one of the most stylish-looking hatchbacks in India. The 2021 model update brings in a cross mesh grille and chrome slat upfront with attractive-looking dual-tone colour options. It continues to be quite sporty and has only got snazzier in its appearance. The daytime running lights are pretty functional and give a good look while on the road. The boot is well functional at 268 L. it’s decent but when compared to its rivals it falls short the boot smoothly opens and closes. The interiors are good and the steering audio controls are easy, the best of quality. Speakers are one of the top features of this car. The mileage is very good at 28 km/l, it’s the best of the segment and this number is India’s top mileage. Well, coming to the ride quality, it’s a stiff ride and the vibrations out of the car can be heard inside the car which lets down the premium feel. The automatic is not available in the top trip Z+ which has DRLs and other features also missing out.

All things considered, the New Swift should very much be among your top picks if you’re looking for a fun, reliable, and good-looking hatchback. The features like fuel efficiency, handling, ease of use, practicality, and more – make it a compelling option, even if it’s a little short on the features list compared to its rivals, and also more expensive than the outgoing model, but not by much – about Rs. 15 to 25 thousand more.