The 2017 Maruti Suzuki which is to officially launch at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October is expected to be equipped with an ‘SHVS mild hybrid technology’, according to report. It is likely going to appear in Indian showrooms in 2017.
A next generation Maruti Suzuki hatchback was recently spotted testing in Germany and another in Italy. This new model is packed with some interesting interior and exterior details. The Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) technology is one of the most awesome feature it is coming with so far.
The Swift variant seen in Italy was powered by a petrol engine and an electric motor. From interior images, instrument cluster shows two engine lights. One is the ‘silver’ light for the primary ‘engine’ and the other is the ‘green’ light for the ‘SHVS’ mild hybrid system.
This new model Swift is expected to release in three new engine options. An enhanced version of the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder BoosterJet engine – the same one that powers the Baleno RS and Ignis, an upgraded 1.2-litre K-series engine and a 140bhp, 1.4-litre BoosterJet, four-cylinder petrol motor for the Swift Sport that will only be released as a 2018 model.
The new generation Swift will be lighter than the existing models based on Suzuki’s new global platform that is used in the Baleno and Ignis. At 50mm longer than the older models, it is expected to have increased cabin space.
Length and width of this new model will be 3.84 metres and 1.74 metres respectively. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic gearshift.
The Swift Sport model which will have more sporty exterior and overall power will launch nine months after the standard version.