2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift: Official Photos and Press Release

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A few hours back we brought you the exterior and interior photos of the 2011 Suzuki Swift along with a report on the details and changes in the new car! What we have here now are the details on the engines and the official photos of the 2011 Swift that Suzuki has released, along with the official press release.

The new Swift will get a re-tuned version of the 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine. As opposed to the current engine, the new K12B engine with variable valve timing (VVT) on its intake as well as exhaust valves, will produce 93 horses! With its lower weight, awesome driving dynamics and decent amount of horsepower, this car could well be the hot hatch our country is looking for. The diesel variant is expected to get an all new 1.3-litre diesel and might not use the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine form FIAT which powers the current Swift DDiS. However, the Indian version might continue using the FIAT engine itself. The new car gets 3.5-inches more between her axles while the overall size still continues to be lesser than her competitors.

Suzuki is pleased to announce the first images and preliminary information of the new, third generation Swift which goes on sale in the UK in the Autumn.

Suzuki held the world premiere line off ceremony today for mass production of the new car at its Magyar Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.

The all-new Swift is positioned as Suzuki’s latest world strategic model and makes strong developments in styling, impact safety, driving performance, handling, improved fuel consumption and significantly lower emissions.

Extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before as well as offering refinement in underbody design. This latest body design has also helped improve impact safety for pedestrians as well as occupants.

Increased track and larger diameter wheels with lower profile tyres allow for even better handling than the already highly acclaimed outgoing Swift that first went on sale in 2005.

The interior design now has a more dynamic feel, featuring black as its keynote colour with accents of silver throughout the car.

New Swift has grown slightly in length (+90mm) with a 50mm increase in wheelbase; full dimensions are as follows:

New SwiftPrevious Swift
Front Track1,480mm (16-inch wheels)1,470mm
Rear Track1,485mm (16 inch wheels)1,480mm

For the powertrain; a new 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) is utilised which produces 94PS at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118Nm at 4,800rpm.

Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 56.5mpg for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8mpg over the previous 1.3-litre unit.

Emissions are much lower as well; the new 1.2-litre engine with manual transmission produces just 116g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 24g/km or 17 per cent improvement over the 1.3. An optional automatic transmission will be available for the petrol engine from launch.

A 1.3-litre diesel engine will also become available and planned for UK introduction in early 2011; this engine emits 109g/km (down from 119g/km) and has an impressive combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, an improvement on an already highly credible 62.8mpg from the outgoing Swift DDiS. This Euro 5 engine has more precise engine management than before with reduced levels of mechanical friction for smoother running and flexibility.

A further selection of images will be available later this month and details on full UK specification and pricing will be announced later in the summer.

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