The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been among the top five selling hatchbacks of April 2022. Swift carries the sporty element and is popular among young buyers too, who later modify and enhance the cosmetics and performance. The Swift Sports has already been out globally, but now it might be making its way to India too:
Maruti Suzuki Swift Sports Spied Testing
A test mule was spotted twice in the last week in Pune. The test mule was spotted with a sticker on the rear windshield saying ‘On Test by ARAI’ that clearly indicates that the car is being tested for the Indian roads and might be launched soon in the Indian market. Furthermore, spy shots within a week’s time gap were reported by automotive enthusiast Siddhant K which showed the hatchback on a trailer.
Both these shots reported similar prototypes with identical designs and paint schemes. Swift is already known to be a sporty hatchback. With a dedicated Sports variant, Maruti Suzuki will surely attract more new buyers, and Swift will gain back the attention it lost after the updated Baleno was launched
More Powerful Engine!
As a Sports variant, it will be significantly more potent than the currently running version. The global Swift Sports is powered by a 1.4-litre booster jet turbo petrol engine with a supporting 48V mild-hybrid tech. The Sports variant is capable enough to reach speeds upto 210km/h.
This engine churns out 134hp and 235Nm of peak torque while mating to a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The engine specs could be different for the Indian-spec version and might have slightly less power.
Significant Exterior Updates
The test mule of Swift Sport had distinctive testing elements such as a new set of bumpers and a new rear spoiler. The basic design and body are still the same and derived from the standard variant. Along with the new front grille, there are new fog-lamp housings with blacked-out bezels.
It stands on new dual-tone alloy wheels with a shark-fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler, and rear wiper. The car also gets extensive black cladding along with dual-exhaust tips at the rear with a red “Sports” badge under the naming. The LED taillights have also been reworked, and it overall differs from the global spec model.
However, the spy shots did not reveal the interior in the spy shots, but it is expected to be slightly more upmarket. The details of the India-spec version are still unknown. Maruti Suzuki will further highlight the sportier character of the car. It would go against the Hyundai i20 N-line, and Maruti Suzuki might go with competitive pricing. What do you think about Swift Sports?