We reported earlier that Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the sportier variant of the Swift hatchback in the Indian car market. Christened as “Suzuki Swift Sport”, the vehicle is reportedly spotted at Maruti’s Manesar manufacturing unit.
GaadiWaadi.com folks claimed that this is the new upcoming Swift ‘Sport’ variant; however, it is yet to be confirmed. The spotted vehicle feature daytime running lights which are very similar to the one found on the Swift facelift. Adding to it, the flared wheel arches of the vehicle fitted to a different looking alloy wheels. It also features a new brighter red colour, which is again different from the current model.
It is also claimed to feature a rear disc brake, but we aren’t sure about the same. We expect it to be the top-end variant, which will sit above the ZXi/Zdi trims. This model could feature the powerful version of 1.3L multi-jet motor that produces 90PS of top power. The Suzuki Swift Sport was unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, and it is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder motor. This engine is capable of producing a top power output of 100PS at 6900rpm and a peak torqu of 160Nm at 4,400rpm. It catches a top speed of 193kmph and sprints to 0-100kmph in mere 8.7 seconds.
Maruti Suzuki is also reportedly working on a new premium hatchback, codenamed YRA. This hatchback is expected to go on sale by 2015-end and will compete against the likes of Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20.