Upcoming Maruti Swift 'S' may level up competition in performance car segment in India

Thursday 25 September 2014, 10:54 AM by

Talk about performance hatchback in India and Maruti Suzuki's Swift hatchbacks gets a mention. For a while now, news has been doing rounds that Maruti Suzuki has been working on performance oriented Swift hatchback for the Indian market. The vehicle reportedly shall be rechristened as Swift 'S'. On numerous occasions the upcoming Swift has been spotted undergoing tests near company facility in Manesar.

Upcoming Maruti Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift

The upcoming Swift 'S' is likely to be powered by 1.3 litre DDiS engine that shall produce a maximum power of about 90 PS. The current one in the international markets gets a 1.6 litre engine that generates a top power output of about 136 Bhp along peak torque output figures of about 160 Nm. The current generation of Swift produces about 75 PS of power with a maximum torque output of about 190 Nm. The upcoming performance version shall be tweaked to deliver better performance output than the existing version. News has also been doing rounds that the new Swift may get 1.4 Liter engine, but the company has not spoken about this and is only anticipated as of now.

The upcoming version may carry slightly tweaked version of Mcpherson struts suspension on the front whereas the rear wheels may get reworked torsion beam to handle performance. Earlier it was believed that Maruti Suzuki may launch the Swift 'S' this year, but reports indicate that the vehicle may only make it Indian market sometime next year.

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