Maruti Suzuki launched its Swift hatchback way back in 2005, since then the hatchback has received several updates and upgrades. India has always been a very important market for Suzuki, still it haven’t launched the sportier avatar of the hatchback, by stating that the market is not matured enough to handle the Swift Sport. However, as per various sources, this time Suzuki might launch the hot hatch, during the launch of the all new Swift in 2017.
Now Indian car buyers have choice to buy hot hatches such as Fiat Abarth Punto and the Volkswagen Polo GTI, so to have their slice of the pie Maruti Suzuki is also planning to is also evaluating the launch of next generation Swift Sport. The next generation of the Swift Sport is codenamed as the YSD, and will be unveiled alongside the regular Swift.
According to reports, from various, the all new generation Swift Sport will be powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre, direct injection Boosterjet engine. This engine is likely to churn out maximum 138bhp of power and 220Nm of maximum torque @ 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm. Further the engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand the regular Swift will be slightly larger and lowered down than the existing Swift. Despite the larger dimension the Swift will be lighter and more agile than the outgoing model, thanks to the frame of Baleno, on which the Swift is based. The new Swift is likely to be offered in three engine options for the international markets. The first option will be a small 1-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet mill, which might make its first appearance in India with the Baleno RS. The old 1.2-liter K-Series engine naturally aspirated engine will be also be offered. A turbocharged 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine will join the powertrain range later which will work under the hood of the Swift Sport.