Swift has been Maruti’s best selling B-segment hatchback in India and the company relies on the 1.3L DDIS engine for majority of its sales, which it sources from Fiat.
The car has been running around without much of a fuss and has been creating continuous sales benchmarks month over month. In a new development, a Swift mule has been caught by VeyronSuperSport, a Team-BHP.com member which is reportedly running on new 1.2L Maruti’s indigenously developed diesel engine.
We can not confirm this bit, however, there appears to be some stuff new and visible to us.
This Swift mule carries the following:
- Push Button Start
- Keyless Entry
- Cruise Control
And some test equipment strapped onto the roof to test ‘something‘. With the reports of a new engine, we are a little confused but considering that there have been a few speculations about Maruti introducing an updated Swift in the market, we will consider this as more of that rather than an all new model for now! This also goes in tandem with the latest launch of Swift facelift around the world.
This means that Maruti Suzuki India might just be preparing a refreshed Swift for the Indian market which is expected to come with features mentioned above. Since we do not have any exterior frontal or rear shot of this mule, we can not ascertain if there would be any significant changes to the looks of the car.
Talking about the reported new diesel engine, it is not coming to us anytime soon and it is expected that Maruti may power almost all its cars with the range of indigenously developed engines to reduce the dependence on Fiat for its cars. Considering all this will be a big gamble and we are sure a shrewd player like Maruti will do this very gradually and gracefully!
So, cutting it short, the speculative bit today is, Maruti may be preparing a refreshed Swift which will be more loaded and might be launched in some months from now.
Let us wait for some more dope to ascertain what is Maruti exactly upto!
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