Maruti Suzuki is the largest car manufacturer in the country and Swift has been one of the all time favourite hatchback. Swift has been present in the market for almost 15 years and during this time, we have seen several iterations of the hatchback. We currently have the third generation of the hatchback in the country that got launched in the market back in 2018. It competes with cars like Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo in the segment. Maruti is now planning to launch Swift with minor cosmetic changes. The facelifted version has been spotted testing couple of times and is expected to be launched in the market soon. Meanwhile according to some reports, Suzuki is now working on the next-gen (fourth generation) Swift and is expected to launch in the market next year.
According to BestCarWeb, Suzuki has already started working on the next gen Swift. The upcoming Swift is expected to get a new platform. There is a possibility that the new platform would actually be a revised version of the HEARTECT platform that we have already seen in the current generation Swift. According to the report, the hatchback is expected to be launched in the international market by July 2022. As far as India launch is concerned, it looks like we might have to wait till 2023.
Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of those hatchbacks that is loved by customers of all age group. The main reason behind that is the way it looks, low cost of maintenance and the fuel economy. In terms of engine the current generation Swift is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 83 Ps and 113 Nm of torque. As mentioned above, Swift will soon be getting a facelift and that is expected to be launched in the market later this month. The engine on the facelifted Swift will generate 90 Ps and 113 Nm of torque. The engine is also expected to offer idle start stop system.
The K12M on the existing version will be replaced with the K12N DualJet unit. The same engine is expected to be seen in the next gen Swift in India. Along with the regular petrol engine, a hybrid version of the hatchback is also expected in the market. It will be powered by a 1.2 litre engine with a 48V mild hybrid system. Current generation Swift is available with a manual and an AMT gearbox . Maruti might stick to the same combination in India while, international markets could get a CVT.
In terms of Design, the next gen Maruti Suzuki will have some changes. It will have design traits from the current generation while adding new elements to give it a fresh look. While the exteriors get changes, the interiors will also be revised. The layout of the cabin is expected to be updated. It is expected to look a bit more premium than the current one. In terms of features, Suzuki might offer a bigger touchscreen infotainment screen, rear AC vents and even connected car feature that is now becoming common in cars.