New Maruti Suzuki Swift India to Launch in May

Maruti Suzuki showcased the all-new Swift globally last year and it is now confirmed that the new-gen Swift will go on sale in India next month. The Swift is one of the brand’s major and most anticipated launches this year and it will be followed by the new Dzire Compact sedan later this year. The new Maruti Swift, codenamed: YED, gets fresh yet the OG Swift looks, a new interior and most importantly an all-new powertrain.

New gen Maruti Swift to launch In India 1

The new-gen Swift has been spotted in India during its test runs and though it will look similar to the one sold globally, the hatch will get some specific changes. The India-spec Maruti Swift will get slightly tweaked front and rear bumpers, but the changes will be minor with no contrast black elements and a slightly larger number plate housing. The alloy wheel design is also similar to the international variant, but the lower specs will get a unique wheel design.

New gen swift side

The top-spec variant will also get some features such as full-LED lighting, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP as standard along with 3-point seatbelts for rear passengers. Unfortunately, the India-spec Swift will not get either a 360-degree camera or the ADAS, which is seen on the models sold in foreign markets.

New swift inteiror

Coming to the powertrain, the K-series 1,2-litre, 4-cylinder powertrain that has been powering the Swift will now be replaced by the new Z series 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine that also made its debut with Swift in Japan last year. This engine will also get some India-specific changes with a main focus on emissions, output and efficiency. The new Z-series Swift will be more or less similar to the current K12 engine and is expected to sport a mild-hybrid technology. Although, there’s no information regarding transmission options yet, but expect Maruti to retain the 5-speed Manual and AMT gearboxes.

New Swift Z engine

With fresh looks, more features and a similar yet more fuel-efficient motor, the Maruti Swift is expected to live up to the legacy of the iconic hot hatch in terms of sales numbers and popularity.

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