Next gen Maruti Swift hatchback is due for 2017 and international media reports suggest that the car will be previewed by a new Swift Sport concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show 2015 which will commence on October 29.
The concept is expected to serve as a design and technology precursor to the third generation of globally successful supermini. Reports say that Swift Sport concept would feature wide body aero kit and a hybrid powertrain comprising a 1.4-litre petrol engine (likely to be the direct injection turbocharged BoosterJet mill), an electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.
The car is said to have a unique four-wheel drive system which reverts to front-wheel drive at the corners to improve handling. Further details of the concept are scarce as of now. Suzuki is expected to launch a teasing campaign in a build up to Tokyo Motor Show.
The production version of next gen Swift and its sub-4m sedan sibling Dzire for India would feature SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) system. This mild hybrid technology, combined with engine advancements and light weighting measures, will enable the popular duo to breach the 30 kmpl mileage barrier.
Maruti will also pack additional features into next gen Swift.
Via – Holiday Auto Magazine