It was reported that Maruti Suzuki is considering the performance-oriented Swift Sport for the Indian market. However, the plan was dropped owing to the high cost of the hatchback. Interestingly, a new Suzuki Swift Sport has been spotted at Delhi Airport. This again leads to a speculation about the launch of this hot hatchback in India.
The spotted model was equipped with 17-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels shod with 195/45 section ContiSportContact+ tyres. In terms of proportions, the Swift Sport is 3,890mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,495mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. Also See – 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid Unveiled
Designed on the brand’s HEARTECT platform, the new Swift Sport features lower, wider stance and more aggressive styling compared to the regular model. The hot hatchback comes equipped with differently styled grille, larger bumper, a splitter nose and lowered side skirts. At the back, the hatchback gets black diffuser and two large exhaust exists.
The interior pictures of the spotted model are not available. However, the global model comes with new sports seats, red dials, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and lots of racy red trims. It also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Powering the Swift Sport is a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Boosterjet engine benefited with variable fuel pressure control system, dual intake air pressure sensor control and a pendulum-type mounting system. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 138bhp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 230Nm between 2,500-3,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in 8.1 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/h.
Maruti Suzuki has no plans to launch this model in our market. The company is currently working on an all-new mid-sized SUV and an all-new C-segment MPV. These two models will be jointly developed by Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. Adding to it, Maruti Suzuki will launch the locally-developed 5-door Suzuki Jimny off-roader in India in 2021.
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