Maruti has introduced the mild hybrid SHVS system in the Ciaz and the Ertiga diesel in India as of now. For some reason, the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza skip out on this feature. However if reports of Quattroruote are to be believed, the 2017 Swift will get the SHVS, in petrol guise.
What’s great about it?
Unlike the Ciaz and the Ertiga, the petrol variant of the Swift will also get the mild hybrid technology. This is not a complete hybrid system. There is an electric generator that gets regenerated using the heat of the brakes and assists the engine in running. It cannot run the car on its own. This will still help it to be more fuel efficient.
The spy shots of the Swift that were revealed a few days back showed that the SHVS will come with the petrol engine as mentioned above. The engine in question is the 1.2 liter Dualjet K Series engine from the Baleno. It is on sale in the European market already. It produced 89 Bhp and 120 Nm.
It could also get the 1.0 liter Boosterjet engine from the Baleno. The Boosterjet is a 3 cylinder turbocharged unit that produces 108 Bhp and 170 Nm. It comes with both a 5 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic.
Suzuki is expected to unveil the all new Swift at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. We will only be getting the new Swift towards the end of next year at the earliest.
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