Maruti Suzuki recently launched the facelifted version of the Swift with a more powerful engine in the market. According to a report, Maruti Suzuki has started working on the next-generation Swift. While the all-new Swift will arrive in 2022 in the global markets, India will get the all-new Swift in 2024.
According to the T-BHP report, Maruti Suzuki has already started working on the fourth-generation Swift for the domestic market. The upcoming hatchback gets the codename YED. The report also claims that Maruti Suzuki has started floating Request for Quotation (RFQ) to the potential suppliers of the parts.
Not many details are available at the moment. However, the all-new Swift will get an advanced version of the HEARTECT platform that underpins the current version of the hatchback. While we are not sure about the looks of the upcoming Swift, the all-new model is likely to keep the overall shape intact and add new modern design elements.
To become sportier?
Maruti Suzuki Swift has always been presented as a sporty hatchback. The all-new Swift is expected to become sportier when it comes to the design elements. However, the engine of the all-new Swift is likely to remain the same in India. Currently, Maruti Suzuki offers a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 90 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. It gets paired to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT depending on the variant.
Internationally, the Swift is likely to get a hybrid powertrain. The strong hybrid SHVS will be paired to the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine in the international models. However, it will raise the price of the affordable hatchback in the price-sensitive Indian market. That is the reason for not launching the Swift Hybrid in India. Internationally, the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol will be available as well.
Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming cars in India
Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a slew of cars in the Indian market in the coming months. The most interesting launch from India’s largest carmaker will be the Jimny. According to a few reports, the Jimny will be launched in the 3 and 5 door version in the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki will also launch the all-new Celerio in the Indian market. It will get powered by a 1.0-litre engine and will be based on a new platform. Maruti Suzuki will also launch the Ertiga powered by a diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki is working to bring back the diesel engine to a few models that are high in demand and the Ertiga is one of them. Even the Vitara Brezza and the Ciaz are likely to get a diesel powertrain in the coming months.