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2024 Maruti Swift VXI variant first images surfaces online

New Maruti Swift VXI(O)Ahead of the imminent launch of the new Swift by Maruti Suzuki, automotive enthusiasts are being treated to sneak peeks of what’s to come. Recent leaks have shed light on the mid-level VXI variant of the upcoming Swift, providing a closer look at its features and specifications.

New Maruti Swift VXI Mid VariantPreviously, leaked images showcased the top-tier ZXi+ automatic variant and the entry-level LXi base variant. Now, focus has shifted to the mid-range VXI and VXI (O) variants, offering a detailed examination of what they offer. The new Swift is slated to debut with five distinct variants: LXi, VXi, VXi(O), ZXi, and ZXi+, hitting the market on May 9, 2024.

New Maruti Swift VXI Mid Variant

The walkaround videos highlight several notable features of the new Swift VXI variant. These include a redesigned front grille in piano black, projector halogen headlamps, and halogen turn indicators. Unlike the higher-tier models, the VXI variant opts for a chrome strip instead of LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and it lacks fog lamps, which are reserved for the top variant.

New Maruti Swift VXI Mid Variant

Exterior highlights also include body-colored door handles, turn indicator-equipped ORVMs, and manual key start functionality. Inside, the cabin boasts an all-black dashboard with a 7-inch infotainment screen, fabric seats, automatic climate control, and a defogger. However, features such as a reverse camera, rear AC vents, and electrically adjustable ORVMs are absent in this variant.

The VXI variant rides on MRF Ecotred tires sized at 165/80 R14, while the top variant sports 16-inch alloys. Notable additions in the VXI variant compared to the outgoing model include Auto AC, defogger, and the 7-inch screen. However, it misses out on the request sensor on the driver door handle, a feature included in the VXI (O) variant.

Although the VXI variant may not offer the full suite of premium features found in its higher-tier counterparts, the new Swift prioritizes safety with six airbags as standard across all variants. This commitment to safety extends throughout the Swift lineup, ensuring peace of mind for both drivers and passengers.

New Maruti Swift VXI Mid Variant

Under the hood, the 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift introduces an all-new engine lineup, replacing the predecessor’s 1.2-liter K12B petrol engine with a more efficient 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder, Z12E mild hybrid petrol engine. This engine delivers 80 hp of power at 5,700 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm, paired with manual transmission or AMT gearbox options.

Alongside performance enhancements, Maruti Suzuki aims to elevate fuel efficiency with the new Swift, boasting an estimated mileage of 25.72 km/l, a significant improvement over its predecessor. With price estimates ranging from Rs. 6.50 to 9.5 lakhs (ex-showroom), the new Maruti Swift is set to rival competitors such as the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS and others in the highly competitive hatchback segment, along with mini SUVs like the Punch and Exter.