The Swift has been an extremely successful product for Suzuki, across the world. It put Suzuki on the radar for enthusiasts. In India as well, the Swift has been very well received by people from all works of life. Come 2017, the all-new Swift is expected to make its global debut and following that, it’ll make its Indian debut later in the year. Though the year hasn’t yet begun, this one is already the most anticipated launch of the 2017.
Last week, the first image of the Swift was leaked on a global site, showing the new design theme of the car. Today, a Japanese spec brochure has been leaked which sheds more information on the vehicle. Now this is the Japanese spec car and we aren’t sure how much of it will make it to the Indian version.
According to the new information sourced, the vehicle will come with a RS variant, something similar to what is available in the Ciaz in India. The RS model is what has been leaked and it features skirting all over (front bumper, side and rear). Since the Ciaz has gotten the RS variant in India, the Swift could also get the RS variant here, though there is no clarity on it yet. There will be a total of 5 colour options on offer, a red, a new blue shade, a black, a grey and a white.
Under the hood, details continue to be sparse. What is known is that the Swift will be offered with SHVS in Japan. This, however may not make it to the Indian version. Maruti is currently studying the feasibility of manufacturing the SHVS system in India, something that is currently imported. It is gathering feedback from existing customers regarding the system and will then make the decision as to whether their future models will have the SHVS or not. The 1.2 liter K Series unit on the new Swift will make 90 Bhp now. The turbo petrol engine (most likely the 1.0 liter Boosterjet) makes 100 Bhp. The RS will come with 3 transmission options, a 5-speed manual, a CVT and a 6-speed autobox. The CVT will come mated to the mild hybrid variant. Since the new Swift is based on the Baleno platform, it is expected to shed a lot of weight. This one ranges from 830-930 kgs, depending upon the variant. Since the variant we are talking about comes with curtain air bags and radar based braking system, the Indian version could end up weighing lesser than that.
Just to clarify, this isn’t the Swift Sport, just a sportier looking variant of the normal Swift.
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