One of the most anticipated Maruti Suzuki hatchbacks – the Swift Sport has once again been spotted testing on our country roads. Recently a test mule of the Swift Sport was seen testing with an ARAI vehicle along with it suggesting that the authorities might be performing their mileage and emissions tests. This also gives us a hint that the country’s largest carmaker could be very soon taking the covers off of this sportier version of the highly popular hatchback in the country.
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The video uploaded by Vlogger Anubhav Chauhan on Facebook shows us the Swift Sport in its full glory without any camouflage or heavy cladding. In the video, we can see the vlogger taking a walk around the vehicle and explaining the differences from the standard Swift hatchback. With a fully revealed vehicle on the side of the road, we can note that the Swift Sport will boast some noticeable aesthetic changes along with some performance upgrades.
We can infer from the Swift Sport’s exterior design language that it will have an aggressive and sharp appearance. The front bumper and grille will be entirely reworked and include some distinctive sharp features. The headlights from the standard car will still be intact, with the addition of halogen fog lamps that are flanked by LED DRLs. A black skid plate is added to the car below the front bumper to enhance its sporty appearance.
A similar modification is made to the rear with the installation of faux carbon fibre skid plates and a newly designed bumper. Additionally, a roof spoiler is fitted in the back. We can also note a twin exhaust system that is integrated into the rear bumper which is another highlight of the Swift Sport. Additional cosmetic upgrades for the Swift Sport include an all-new set of alloy wheels.
The Vlogger in the video also shows that the Swift Sport will come with 360-degree camera just like the new Baleno and XL6. The model will also get a radar which from the looks of it will be utilized for ADAS. The sensors and the radar can be spotted fitted below the front number plate recess.
In the video, the vlogger stated that as the people with the car told him to not film the interior he obliged, and thus we could not get a look at the inside. However, we can anticipate the usage of carbon fiber components with sporty black leather and red stitching in the interior of the Swift Sport to go with the theme. For a sporty driving experience, the flat-bottom steering wheel will also incorporate carbon fibre inlays. The Sport variant also features all four disc brakes. an infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic temperature control, and ABS with
The Swift Sport will have a much more potent petrol engine as far as the drivetrain is concerned. The hot hatch is expected to be powered by a 1.4-liter Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine with a maximum output of 129 PS and 235 Nm of peak torque. It will also be available with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Internationally, the Swift Sport has a top speed of 210 kmph and a 0 to 100 kmph acceleration time of just 9.1 seconds, which is extremely impressive. According to reports, Maruti Suzuki’s own mild hybrid system may also be offered with the Swift Sport to give it an extra boost of power.
As for the launch dates and pricing of the new Swift Sport, details are still under the wraps but we can anticipate a hefty premium over the standard model thanks to all the above mentioned upgrades. We belevie that if launched the Swift Sport could become hugely popular given the success of the recent hot hatches like the Polo GT TSI and I20 N-Line.
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