Maruti Suzuki Swift has been around for quite a few years now and has been selling in very good numbers indeed. Along the way, the Swift has been given a few updates, special editions were launched and it even got a facelift, this has helped Maruti Suzuki to achieve those excellent sales numbers constantly. Even though the current Swift is still selling well, Maruti Suzuki does not want to just sit and watch. They have been testing the next-gen Swift for quite some time now, and our sources tell us that, the update will be launched in a few weeks time.
It is a known fact that right now, Maruti Suzuki uses the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine sourced from Fiat in their cars, but they also are developing their own in-house diesel engines for use in future cars. The first of the diesel engines will premiere in the upcoming Maruti Suzuki LCV, but that will be the 800cc turbo-diesel. A lesser known fact is that, Maruti Suzuki has been testing their 1.2-litre in-house developed turbo diesel under the hood of the Swift, and they have been at it for quite some time now. Sources tell us that, this 1.2-litre Maruti developed engine feels very much underpowered in the Swift, when compared to the current 1.3-litre MultiJet and the clutch needs to be worked a bit during uphill starts and the like.
It is right now unclear as to whether this engine would premiere under the hood of the Swift and Swift Dzire Zxi/Zdi update that will be launched in a few weeks, but it is unlikely that Maruti Suzuki will launch this engine anytime soon, because this engine was intended to premiere on the all-new Swift that is scheduled to be launched in 2016, and that is still a long way to go, which gives Maruti Suzuki the time to develop the engine to perfection and solve the underpowered issue that our source had complained about, as replacing the perfect 1.3-litre MultiJet will be a tough thing to do.
What we know for sure though, is that the upcoming Swift and Dzire ZXi/ZDi update will get LED daytime running lights, Cruise control, Keyless entry and go, engine start/stop button and one touch up/down power window for the driver to add to the already exhaustive list of features. This update will be available only on the top of the line Swift and Dzire ZXi and ZDi variants, and we expect it to be launched during the 2014 Auto expo in February-2014.
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Source – Team-BHP