Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and have number of models in their portfolio. One of the popular hatchbacks that Maruti offers in the market is Swift. It is quite popular among both family and young buyers as it is a good looking car that offers great fuel economy. The Maruti Suzuki also acts as a good donor car for several modification projects and we have seen several examples of that on the internet too. We currently have the third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift and the manufacturer is planning to launch a facelifted version in the market soon. Here we have a render image that shows how Swift would look like, if Maruti decides to launch an all-electric version of it.
The render has been created and shared by Praveen C John. He has made several modification related renders on existing models in the past. The new render from him is actually an electric version of Swift and by looking at it, the render looks pretty neat. The artist has made some changes to the overall design of the hatchback to make it look like a proper electric vehicle.
Starting with the front, the front grille has been completely redesigned. The grille has been completely closed to reduce the drag. It is similar to the grille that we have seen in Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV. The Suzuki logo is retained in the center of the grille. The bumper has been slightly redesigned too. It now looks a lot more sharper than the regular version. The fog lamps have bee removed and there is a small air duct on the lower part of the bumper to cool down the motor.
The headlamps retain the same design as the current version but, they now come with LED lights in them. A turn indicator has also been placed on the wheel arch of the hatchback. Moving to the side profile, the Swift EV gets different looking alloy wheels with neon green brake calipers. EV badge on the side fender is also painted in Neon green colour which differentiates it from the regular version. As this is a digital render, the artist has redesigned the ORVM completely. The roof is completely blacked out and the doors now get flush door handles. The position of the rear door is there on the C pillar only.
The render does not show the rear profile of the Swift EV. Looking at the front, we expect the rear bumper to be redesigned too. There will be a Swift EV badge in Neon green colour. The whole car looks a bit lowered in comparison to the regular Swift hatchback. Maruti currently has no plans to launch an all electric version of Swift in the market. Last year at the Auto Expo, Maruti had showcased a Hybrid version of Swift. The Swift Hybrid was powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 10 Kw motor. The petrol engine generates 90 bhp – 118 Nm of torque whereas the electric motor generates 17 Bhp and 30 Nm of torque. Maruti might soon be introducing a Strong Hybrid system with Baleno hatchback.