The Maruti Suzuki Swift has received yet another special edition variant, called the Swift DLX. This new edition Swift is targeted at customers who want more features for their money, and are tight on budget. As a result, the Swift DLX will be available only in the base variants, but will offer additional features. The DLX variant comes at a premium of around Rs. 20,000 on the LXI and LDI variants. Launched at a starting price of 4.54 lakh for the petrol variant and 5.95 lakh for the diesel trim (ex-showroom, Delhi) both the models will only be available in Delhi for now.
Additional features added to the Swift DLX variant include a 2-DIN Sony music system, two front speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, power windows for all four doors, and central locking. Cosmetic changes on the outside include fog lamps, blacked out B-pillar, and body coloured door handles and ORVMs.
There aren’t any mechanical changes in the Swift DLX. As a result, it will continue to be offered with two engine options: a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol which makes 86 BHP and 115 Nm of torque and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel which churns out 76 BHP and 190 Nm on tap. The transmission duties of both these engines are taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Once Maruti’s leading brand, the Swift is currently nearing the end of its lifespan. An ageing design, depleting novelty, and fresh stable companions like the Maruti Baleno have resulted in cannibalism of the Swift. With the next-gen Swift still a year away, Maruti appears to be trying to give the Swift’s sales a much needed push by introducing such limited editions.