Suzuki launched the current generation of the Swift in 2017 and it launched in India in 2018. It is one of the highest selling hatchbacks in India. Suzuki is already working on the fourth generation of the Swift. It is expected to get unveiled in mid 2022. There will be a lot of updates to the Swift this time.
The new generation of Swift is expected to have a new design language which that will be an evolution of the current design. It will be based on a new platform which will help in shaving off some weight and it would also improve rigidity over the current architecture. It is not yet known if the new platform will make its way to India or not. Currently, most products of Maruti Suzuki are based on Heartect platform.
Powering the Swift will be a more refined and reworked version of the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine. It will also be mated to hybrid technology to increase the fuel efficiency and decrease emissions. In India, it should stay the same.
Currently, it is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated DualJet petrol engine that produces 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The engine does not get hybrid technology or SHVS mild hybrid technology but it does come with idle engine start/stop. This helps in boosting the fuel efficiency of the engine.
This engine already makes Swift one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks in the Indian market. You can get it with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. Maruti Suzuki claims a fuel efficiency figure of 23.20 km/l for the manual gearbox and 23.76 km/l for the AMT variant.
Suzuki will also be launching a hot hatchback version of the Swift. It will be launched in the international market and till now there is no confirmation of it launching in India. The Swift Sport can get unveiled around May of 2023. It will come with an even stiffer chassis than the regular Swift. Also, the suspension setup would be reworked to provide better handling. Yes, this would affect the ride quality in a negative way but people who buy a hot hatch know that.
It would come with a 1.4-litre BoosterJet petrol engine that also doe duty on the current generation Swift Sport. This engine is also expected to do duty on the upcoming Jimny’s 5-door version. The engine produces 140 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 230 Nm. So, the engine outputs are quite powerful considering the size of the hatchback. The engines comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Also, now this engine is also expected to get the 48-volt mild hybrid technology. It would help in saving fuel and increase fuel economy. It will also provide torque assist at lower speeds. This makes the engine feel peppy when getting off the line. The brake regeneration converts energy from braking and deceleration. It is stored within batteries and assist the motors. It also gets Idle Start/Stop System.