Maruti Suzuki Swift is extremely popular in India. The mid-size hatchback that takes on the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, Ford Figo and more was launched in an all-new avatar in the market and it remains the best-selling vehicle in the segment since its introduction. Maruti Suzuki Swift is officially available only with a single engine option. Recently, Swift Sport was spotted at the Delhi airport. Will we get to see the car soon in the Indian market?
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Well, the Suzuki Swift Sport, which is a high-performance variant of the hatchback was spotted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The white coloured car was being unloaded from the cargo flight. But is it going to launch in India? Well, Maruti Suzuki did not showcase the Suzuki Swift Sport at the 2020 Auto Expo, which is an indication that the car may not launch in India in the coming time. There might be two reasons for the car coming to India.
The first possibility is Maruti Suzuki might have imported the car for Research and Development purposes. While the car may not get launched in India, the Swift Sport offers a high-performance engine, better suspension set-up and many other improved mechanicals to handle the extra power. Maruti Suzuki might have imported the vehicle in India for R&D purposes.
The second unlikely possibility can be this car might be a private import. Well, it is highly unlikely because even though the Suzuki Swift Sport is a popular car, it is not popular enough for a private buyer to pay huge tax in the import and drive it in India. It rather makes sense to get a popular car by paying such a huge amount of taxes. However, it is quite possible that this Swift Sport spotted in India might be going to some neighbouring country like Bhutan or Nepal, where the majority of the cars are imported and are routed through India because of the better connectivity.
It should be noted that the Suzuki Swift Sport is available in many international markets including Japan and European markets. It is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine that generates a massive 140 PS of the maximum power of 230 Nm of peak torque. the engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki discontinued the 1.0-litre Boosterjet powered Baleno RS in the Indian market with the BS6 update and we may not get to see the re-launch of the vehicle. The performance cars are not very popular in India and they do not get a large volume. Maruti Suzuki has always been selling high volume products in India, which is why we may not get to see the Swift Sport in the Indian market anytime soon.