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Subsequent-gen Suzuki Swift might spawn an SUV spinoff | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Nov 26, 2021 08:00:00 AM

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A Swift Cross might be positioned between the Ignis and SUVs just like the Brezza, the Vitara and just lately unveiled S-Cross in Suzuki’s international line-up.

The Suzuki Swift, which is in its third technology now, has been round for 4 years and the Japanese carmaker is already readying the next-generation mannequin that may debut abroad subsequent yr. In markets overseas, the Swift additionally has a sportier cousin known as the Swift Sport, the next-generation of which is due in 2023.

Now, in response to newest experiences, Suzuki is planning an SUV spinoff primarily based on the next-generation Swift. What’s much more fascinating is that this high-riding SUV mannequin will reportedly be primarily based on the performance-focused Swift Sport.

  • Subsequent-gen Swift-based small SUV due in 2024
  • Powertrain and platform will possible be shared with the next-gen Swift Sport
  • Might be supplied with elective AllGrip AWD system

Subsequent-gen Suzuki Swift-based SUV: what do we all know up to now?

The subsequent-generation Suzuki Swift will reportedly be primarily based on an improved model of the Heartect platform, which additionally underpins the present mannequin. It’s anticipated to have an evolutionary strategy when it comes to styling and design. As for the Swift Sport due in 2023, it would possible carry ahead the identical 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system that powers the present mannequin. The Swift Sport will, in fact, boast of a sportier design to shout out its hot-hatch credentials and can possible additionally include a stiffer suspension set-up.

This powertrain and platform will reportedly additionally function the bottom for an all-new SUV that might be known as the Swift Cross and is rumoured to debut round 2024. It should get distinctive sheet steel, larger floor clearance, heavy plastic cladding on the bodywork in addition to skid plates for that typical SUV look. The physique will even be extra upright than the Swift Sport, thus aiding practicality contained in the cabin, notably for passengers seated within the second row.

In abroad markets, Suzuki already presents its AWD system as an elective further on small automobiles such because the Ignis, and it undoubtedly stays a chance on the Swift Cross as effectively.

And whereas all that is nonetheless hypothesis, as nothing has formally been indicated by Suzuki up to now, a Swift Cross completely suits within the carmaker’s international portfolio as this high-riding mannequin fills the hole between the Ignis city crossover and bigger B-SUVs such because the Vitara and S-Cross. Furthermore, given the recognition of small SUVs in rising markets, and increasingly carmakers becoming a member of in, Suzuki would possibly very effectively be tempted to faucet into the development.

Maruti Suzuki Swift for India

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is one among India’s all-time bestselling automobiles and was up to date with a facelift in February. The Swift is powered by a 90hp, 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine and rivals the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Tata Tiago. Provided that India is among the greatest markets for the Swift, it stays to be seen when the next-gen automobile involves our nation after its international debut.

Maruti Suzuki: upcoming launches

Whereas a Swift Cross might not match the invoice for India, Maruti Suzuki is readying a slew of latest launches and facelifts for the subsequent couple of years. The primary of those will possible be the closely up to date Maruti Suzuki Baleno that’s anticipated to debut someday early subsequent yr. Following that, Maruti Suzuki can also be engaged on an up to date Brezza, which will even launch subsequent yr. Maruti has additionally lined upcomprehensive updates for the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs. Moreover, the carmaker has additionally been engaged on the much-awaited five-door Jimny. In partnership with Toyota, Maruti Suzuki can also be creating a Creta-rivalling midsize SUV that’s anticipated to debut in 2023. Maruti has additionally revealed the all-new S-Cross. Learn extra on that right here.

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