The Japanese car giant Suzuki has updated the Swift Sport with a 48V mild-hybrid tech for the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine
Japanese car giant Suzuki has updated the ongoing Swift Sport, which is retailed internationally, with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine paired with a 48V mild-hybrid tech. These new updates will make the Swift Sport more fuel-efficient. The main reason behind this update was to make the sporty hatchback compliant with the upcoming stringent emission norms.
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The main reason behind this update was to make the sporty hatchback compliant with the upcoming stringent emission norms
Apart from the updated Swift Sport, the carmaker is also planning to upgrade models in its international portfolio, which consists of cars like Vitara SUV and S-Cross. Both the models will be updated with the same mild-hybrid tech, to reduce emissions and enhance fuel-efficiency. Suzuki Jimny is among the most popular cars offered internationally by the carmaker, but reports suggest that Suzuki will stop retailing the SUV soon because of the strict emission norms.
Talking about the new Maruti Swift Sport, the car now puts out 127 bhp of power and 234 Nm of twisting force. Suzuki claims that the updated hatchback can sprint from 0 to 100 in just 9.1 seconds. Moreover, it can achieve a top speed of 210 kmph. The new engine upgrade helps the updated model to attain WLTP-certified CO2 emissions of 127g/km. Furthermore, the fuel-efficiency of the hatchback has been increased by 6 per cent as compared to the outgoing model. The sporty hatchback still retains the company’s lightweight Heartect Platform and it weighs around 1,025 kg.
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Suzuki claims that the updated hatchback can sprint from 0 to 100 in just 9.1 seconds
The new Suzuki Swift Sport now gets some additional features like LED headlamps and cruise control. The carmaker has no plans to introduce the Swift Sport in India anytime soon, but at the Auto Expo, 2020 Maruti Showcased the Swift hatchback fitted with a 48V mil-hybrid system. The Swift Hybrid made its first debut at the Indonesian motor show in 2018, and right now the car is getting retailed in the Japanese market. Maruti will soon launch the updated hybrid hatchback into the Indian market. One can expect the car to offer 32 kmpl of mileage.