Maruti Suzuki has chosen a very incompatible name for its latest Swift special edition.

Maruti Suzuki has chosen a very incompatible name for its latest Swift special edition.

Although still better than Toyota Thailand's Corolla Nürburgring Edition, the Suzuki Swift Glory for India is another example of when marketing departments are trying too hard to make a certain model more attractive. There's certainly nothing glorious about this Swift which only has a few cosmetic tweaks such as a multi-color body livery, side decals and even racing stripes although the 1.2-liter gasoline and 1.3-liter diesel engines on offer certainly don't have the punch to match the racy styling while the hub caps don't help either.

The interior has a two-tone black & red finish and new floor mats, but what really matters is the absence of airbags. It doesn't even have a rear wiper window wiper and since it's available on the VXi and VDi trims, the car also lacks steering wheel-mounted buttons and a start button. You do get a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, but that certainly doesn't make this limited-run Swift worthy of its pompous name.

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