The Indian car industry recently went ablaze with the news that Maruti Suzuki might finally launch the Swift Sport brand in the country. For those of you who don’t know what this new name is, it essentially signifies a more powerful version of the Swift hatchback. Hence, the Swift Sport generally gets a bigger engine than the regular model, boasts of better acceleration and also more top speed. Despite these advantages, the Maruti Swift Sport hasn’t yet been launched in India, primarily due to lack of demand.
However, the company has now decided to bring the Swift Sport name to India. Hence, we will soon get the new-gen, 2018 Maruti Swift Sport in the country. Are you excited? We certainly are!
So, we have framed a detailed article on everything that we know so far about the India-spec Maruti Swift Sport 2018.
Maruti Swift Sport 2018 India launch date
Maruti hasn’t made an official announcement about the Swift Sport’s India launch date. However, sources suggest that the hot hatch will be launched a couple of months after the standard model’s introduction. We expect the new-gen Swift to make its Indian debut around April 2018. Hence the Swift Sport will likely be launched sometime around June.
It is worth noting that Maruti Suzuki is highly likely to showcase the entire new-gen Swift range in India during the upcoming Auto Expo.
2018 Maruti Swift Sport price in India (expected)
The Swift Sport won’t just get a more powerful engine as compared to the regular models. It will also come with revised suspension, upgraded braking and added features. All this will surely contribute to a price premium over the standard model.
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As a result, we expect the new 2018 Maruti Swift Sport India prices to range between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
New Maruti Swift Sport engine specs
Media reports suggest that the India-spec new Swift Sport will be powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged BoosterJet petrol engine. This powerplant is capable of generating 138 bhp and 230 Nm of torque, while being mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine makes it the most-powerful variant under the Swift range to ever be launched.
|Engine||1.4-litre BoosterJet petrol|