Set to rival Tata Tiago JTP, the Maruti Swift RS will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine producing 101bhp and 150Nm of torque
We informed you earlier that Maruti Suzuki is considering a sportier performance-oriented version of its popular hatchback Swift. It was speculated that the company will bring global Swift Sport powered by a 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine; that didn’t happen. The plan was dropped due to high pricing. Now, the company is considering the RS version of the Swift. It will be similar to the Baleno RS and will be powered by the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine.
According to a Financial Express, the Maruti Swift hot version will feature the RS moniker and will be launched in April 2019. The global-spec Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that produces 140bhp and 230Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Instead of 1.4-litre Boosterjet, the Maruti Swift RS for India will be powered by a 1.0-litre boosterjet unit that produces 101bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 150Nm of torque between 1,700 and 4,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also See – A Sportier Maruti Suzuki Swift RS A Possibility?
Similar to the Baleno RS, the Maruti Swift RS will receive few cosmetic changes in the form of more prominent bumper, side skirts and new alloy wheels. The regular Swift is powered by a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that is good for 82bhp and 113Nm of torque. The Swift RS will be 19bhp more power and 37Nm torquier than the regular model. It will directly rival the Tata Tiago JTP.
The report further claims that Maruti will follow the Baleno RS price strategy for the hot version of the Swift hatchback. The Baleno RS is slotted right below the top-spec ZXi+ diesel model. This suggests that the Swift RS could be priced somewhere around Rs 8 lakh, which makes it pricier over the Tata Tiago JTP. At this price point, the Maruti Swift RS will be Rs 1.6 lakhs more expensive than the Tata Tiago JTP.