Maruti Suzuki is gearing up fast before the 2020 emission norms hits and may soon plan to get its hot-selling hatch Swift a 1.2L BS-VI engine with SHVS technology. Maruti Dzire will also follow the league too.
With the strict BS VI emission norms, Maruti can soon roll out its hot-selling hatch Swift and much popular sedan, Swift Dzire in an SHVS Hybrid System. To make it to the trend, Maruti is the first car manufacturer in India to produce an engine which is BS-VI compliance that is already seen on the Baleno.
Baleno, which is the first car in its segment to get BS-VI compliance engine, already has two engine options as 1.2L BSVI engine and 1.2L Dualjet BSVI engine with SHVS system. The latter is available only with Delta and Zeta variant only.
The 1.2L Dualjet BSVI engine is tuned to churn out 91bhp with 113Nm of torque. It is mated to 5-speed manual transmission and the SHVS system will be limited to a few variants only.
Maruti Suzuki has officially made a statement that it will phase out diesel cars come April 2020. One of the main reason could be the high manufacturing cost of BS-VI diesel engine and thus the consumer will have to shell a lot of money buying BS-VI diesel cars.
With Swift being a hot hatch, introducing new BS-VI engines can be one of the key benefits since it is already the best selling hatchback in its competition and beating the sales chart every month. Till now more than two million of Swift have been sold in the Indian market since its first launch.
Swift and Dzire currently come with a petrol and diesel engine with both 5-speed manual and automated manual transmission available. The 1.2L petrol motor churns out 82bhp of power with 113Nm of torque whereas the 1.3 L diesel motor churns out 74bhp with 190 Nm of torque.
The prices for the Swift ranges from Rs 4.99 lakh-Rs 8.85 lakh (ex-showroom) whereas for the Dzire the price starts from Rs 5.7 lakh and goes up to Rs 9.54 lakh (ex-showroom).