The Suzuki Swift GS gets projector lamps, sporty grille, new 16-inch alloys and a rear spoiler and is aimed to diminish the gap between the standard and Sport variants in the hatchback’s lineup.
The Swift is one of Suzuki’s most popular models globally and apart from the standard variant sold in India and overseas, certain markets also get the Swift Sport which as the name suggests is more sporty to drive. However, there is a healthy price difference between the standard and Sport variants that makes the latter inaccessible to customers who want the sporty appeal. Curbing the issue, Suzuki Indonesia has introduced the new Swift GS trim in the South East Asian country that aims to diminish this gap between the standard and Sport trims and comes with a host of upgrades over the standard model.
Upgrading the exteriors, the Indonesian spec Suzuki Swift GS gets a new sporty grille, projector headlights with HID lights and auto levelling feature. There are new 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and new tail lights inspired from the Sport trim that add to the appeal of the Swift GS. On the inside, Suzuki is offering a new seat cover design with contrast silver stitching, a brushed silver finished gear lever as well as cruise control as part of standard tech.
Coming to the power output, the Suzuki Swift GS is available on the range-topping GX variant and gets no changes under the hood. Power continues to come from the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol motor (India gets the 1.2-litre K-Series engine) that is tuned to produce 95 PS and 130 Nm of torque; while transmission options include 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic units. The Swift GS has been priced at 214.4 million Indonesian Rupiah (Rs. 10.27 lakhs). While there is limited hope of the Swift Sport coming to India anytime soon, Maruti is likely to launch the Swift AMT later this year to enhance the hatchback’s practicality quotient.