Rumours are that Suzuki is working on the new-generation Swift in the international market. The brand could introduce the fourth-generation model in the global market in 2022. Now new reports suggest that Maruti Suzuki is also working on the next-generation Swift for sale in India.
Next-Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift – Codenamed YED
The next-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift is Codenamed YED. Maruti Suzuki will launch the new Swift in 2024, and currently, the company is floating Request for Quotation (RFQ) to potential suppliers. Furthermore, the YED will use an advanced version of the Heartect platform, which will conform to future safety standards. The brand will also employ refreshed styling and new interiors for the all-new Swift.
Next-Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift – New Features
The hot hatchback is likely to come with new features such as LED headlamps and taillamps. The brand is likely to refresh the colour palette as well. And looking at the Swift facelift that launched recently, the next-generation model will also get dual-tone finishes. The front and rear fascia are also likely to be new. The changes will continue to the interiors, which will likely come with a new dashboard layout and refined upholstery and trim. The car is also likely to go with the latest-generation cloud-connected features and safety features.
Next-Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift – Engine Speculation
The next-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift may come with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol strong-hybrid engine. The petrol motor makes 92 Hp of power and 118 Nm of torque. The 10kW electric motor produces 13.4 Hp of power and 30 Nm of torque. The electric motor provides torque-assist and propels the car at slow speeds over short distances on electric-only power.
The engine comes with a 5-speed AMT with paddle shifts. According to the Japanese test cycle, the powertrain is capable of returning a fuel economy of 32 km/l, according to the Japanese test cycle (JC08). But the variant could be deemed too expensive for the Indian market and the segment that the Swift is positioned.
Therefore, Maruti Suzuki in India may continue with the BS6 emission-compliant 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine produces 83 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed AMT gearbox. The brand could also bring a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine on a sportier variant of the Swift.
Also Read: 2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift Review