The new Maruti Swift which is currently in the advanced stages of testing is reported to make its world premiere in March 2017. The Geneva Motor Show would serve as the launch pad for the global hatchback which will continue to have India as its primary market.
The new Swift is based on a platform that will be lighter and safer than the existing car’s platform. A mix of new and existing engines would constitute the powertrain lineup.
Suzuki is likely to offer the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine with the SHVS mild hybrid system. The 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol is expected to be the primary choice in most markets. The company will also come up with the Swift Sport at a later stage. The performance derivative is expected to be powered by a 1.4-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol engine.
In markets like India, the Swift will also be offered with a diesel engine. The current 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced oil burner is likely to be replaced by a new homegrown unit displacing 1.5-litres. The new Swift will be available with both manual and automatic transmission options.
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The new Maruti Swift would be crucial for the automaker to maintain its lead in the Indian B-segment. The car will also spawn a new Dzire sub-4m sedan.