Just before the official debut of new Gen Swift at Paris motor show in October, now its performance oriented version has been spied on test runs in Europe. After breaking cover in March this year, the test mule has been spotted number of times. The 2017 Maruti Swift is expected to be introduced in India by mid next year while the sport version might not makes it way to India.
As compared to Swift spied in bygone months, the sport gets radical changes such as side skirts, front spoiler with bigger air intakes, wider wheels, chubby rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes and tailgate mounted spoiler. The sporty version gets deeper front chin spoiler and redesigned headlamps bearing LED daytime running lights.
Coming to the sides, the sloping roofline remains intact, front and rear wheel arches have been installed. The car gets Chevrolet beat based door handles on the C-pillars which are hidden by heavy camouflage. Besides, rear also sports tiny LED tail lights. To sum up, new gen Swift is more muscular and aggressive as compared to the roundish model on sale today. It will be more the lighter side with enhanced fuel efficiency.
In the previous leaked images, the new Swift will get a new touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple car play and Android Auto. It is also likely to get a new flat bottom steering wheel, leather upholstery, new dashboard design, automatic climate control and much more.
The Suzuki Swift Sport will be powered by the new 1.4l boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine which made its appearance in Vitara S earlier this year. The motor is expected to deliver [email protected] of max output and 220Nm of max torque between 1500-4000rpm. The engine would be coupled with a six speed manual gearbox as standard and optional Suzuki’s ALLGRIP AWD. The regular will be powered by 1.5l Multijet diesel and new petrol engine.