Next-Generation 2022 Suzuki Swift to Launch Next Year
Maruti Suzuki Swift is the most popular hatchback in our country. The 3rd gen of Swift was revealed in December 2016 and launched in India in 2017. A media report from Japan indicates that the next-generation Swift will be debut in July 2022 and will be based on a newly developed HEARTECT platform. The new-gen model is expected to be lighter than the existing model with improved driving performance and more agility. Last year, the carmaker announced the Swift Sport Hybrid for the global markets.
The 2022 Swift will get some newly styled LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED tail lights and the fog lights are also expected to be LEDs. The character lines on the bodywork will be sharpened so the car will seem like a sportier hatchback. There is a chance that 2022 Swift might grow in size. However, it won’t be a significant growth because then Swift will have almost the same measurements as the Baleno which would hamper Baleno sales. This is because the swift sits below the Baleno and if it has almost the same space on offer then people would choose Swift over the Baleno.
Swift with Mild-Hybrid Technology
The carmaker will also be offering the Swift with mild-hybrid tech. It will be a 48-volt mild-hybrid system just like we have seen on the Baleno and other Maruti Suzuki vehicles that come with SHVS. The stronger mild-hybrid technology will help the new Swift to comply with upcoming stricter emission standards, which will be applicable from 2023. The next-gen Swift is likely to receive the existing 1.2L K12 Dualjet petrol engine, which currently powers the existing model. In the current form, this engine produces 89bhp of max power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is yet to be confirmed that the India-spec model will get the 48-volt system.
In the Japanese market, however, Swift is offered as a full hybrid vehicle where it can cover short distances on electric power only in “Electric Vehicle” mode. This hybrid system is a 12-V system.
The carmaker is also working on the next-gen Swift Sport, which is likely to feature the same K14D 1.4L Boosterjet engine coupled with a 48 volt mild-hybrid system. This engine makes 127bhp of power and 253Nm of peak torque. The battery is packed with a WA06B electric motor that offers an additional 14bhp and 53Nm of torque.