The next generation Maruti Swift looks all set for a late-2017 launch. The Swift has always been a popular nameplate and the next generation model is likely to help Maruti Suzuki further consolidate its position in the B2 segment. However, the 2017 Swift will also cater to a more premium segment. Akin to the Fiat Punto Abarth and the VW Polo GTI, the 2017 Swift will have a Sport model for the performance enthusiasts. Until now Maruti has refrained from releasing the Swift Sport in India. However, this could change with the advent of the 2017 model. The 2017 Maruti Swift Sport is likely to sell alongside the upcoming Baleno RS. Read on for more on the 2017 Maruti Swift Sport Launch Date, Price, Specifications, etc.
Maruti Swift Sport India Launch Date
|Expected Launch Date||Mid 2018|
Maruti will launch the new model Dzire by mid-2017. Subsequently, it will launch the new 2017 Maruti Swift around next year’s festive season. The company hasn’t yet revealed its Maruti Swift Sport India launch plans. However, it is very likely that this car will be launched in mid-2018. Production of the Swift Sport will take place in India. Hence, MSIL shouldn’t have issues with pricing this car ultra competitively. The new Swift Sport, thanks to a price advantage, could find quite a few takers.
The new generation Swift recently made its public debut in Japan. The Swift Sport, however, is yet to be unveiled. Suzuki could debut the new Swift Sport in Europe by mid 2017. Maruti Suzuki will not be in a hurry to bring the model to India as demand for hot hatchbacks remains low. Also, the Swift Sport’s chances of entry into the Indian market could rest heavily on the response the upcoming Baleno RS receives.
Also See- Fiat Punto Abarth Review
Maruti Swift Sport Price in India
|Base Model||Rs 7.5 Lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 8.2 Lakh|
India will be a production hub for the 2017 Maruti Swift Sport. Hence, its manufacturer shouldn’t have issues with pricing it very competitively. The Swift Sport will rival the likes of Fiat Punto Abarth, which come to us via CBU route. Hence, the upcoming Swift Sport is sure to enjoy a price advantage over the competition. We expect prices to start at roughly Rs 7.5 Lakh. The top model could cost around Rs 8.3 Lakh. We understand that it is a bit early to speculate about the details. However, one thing that’s for sure is that the Swift Sport would be slightly cheaper than the Baleno RS.
Maruti Swift Sport Specifications
|Engine||1.4-litre Turbocharged Petrol|
|Max. Power||140 BHP|
|Peak Torque||220 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||1000 KGs (approx)|
|0-100 KMPH||Sub 9 Seconds|
Currently, the Swift Sport is available with a 1.6-litre Naturally Aspirated petrol engine. However, the next generation model will get a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine will churn out 140 BHP – 220 Nm. Kerb weight is likely to be under 1000 KGs. The new Swift Sport is expected to have a 0-100 KMPH timing of less than 9 seconds. In India, however, the Swift Sport is likely to borrow its engine from the Baleno RS. This 1.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine outputs 110 BHP – 170 Nm. The engine will come mated to a 6-Speed Manual Transmission. The Swift Sport for India could also get a slightly stiffer suspension for better road handling characteristics.
Maruti Swift Sport Exterior Design
The Swift Sport for India will be based on the 2017 model. The 2017 model Swift looks fresh whilst carrying an evolved version of the current Swift’s design. The front-end carries a gaping radiator grille and swept-back headlamps. These two design elements alone make the front look really sporty. In the side profile, the new Swift looks much like the outgoing model. It gets black-painted pillars and a steeply raking roofline. However, it also gets a floating roof effect due to black masking on the C pillar. The rear doors have the door handles positioned near the rear windows. The rear now looks even sportier due to LED-effect taillights and a roof spoiler. All of this makes the 2017 Swift a really attractive offering.
Exclusive to the Swift Sport will be large 17-inch alloys, side skirts, bumper splitters, dual exhaust pipes and a roof spoiler.
Maruti Swift Sport Interior Design
The interior of the Maruti Swift Sport look really trendy. The rectangular aircon vents have been replaced by round ones and the instrument cluster gets a twin pod layout. There’s also a new flat bottom steering wheel. The new Swift will also get a touchscreen infotainment system and color-coordinated dashboard trim. The cabin will have a black color theme.
Maruti Swift Sport Engine and Transmission
|Engine||1.0-litre Turbocharged Petrol|
|Max. Power||110 BHP|
|Peak Torque||170 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||970 KGs (approx)|
|Top Speed||190 KMPH (approx)|
The Maruti Swift Sport for India will share its engine with the Baleno RS. Hence, it will come with a 1.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine that will be mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. It will churn out 110 BHP – 170 Nm. Kerb weight is likely to be around 970 KGs. Expect the top speed to be roughly 190 KMPH.
Maruti Swift Sport Competition
The new Swift Sport will rival a range of cars. This will include-
2017 Suzuki Swift Images
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