Does the new Swift Sports equipped with 1.4 K series motor makes sense for Indian market?

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Suzuki has introduced a new version of the Swift Sport in the New Zealand market. Dishing out 94 HP of peak power and 130Nm of peak torque, the new Swift Sport should be quite a hoot to drive. The new Swift Sport is also lighter than its predecessor for a better power to weight ratio. This has primarily been achieved by removing the spare wheel and replacing it with an inflator kit. No great feat then.  The new Swift Sport also features Electronic Stability Control and an enhanced suspension for better handling and control. The hot hatch version of the Swift gets visual differentiators to make sure it isn’t taken lightly by willing street racers. Key differentiators include dual exhausts, a sporty roof spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper under-cladding, 205 cross section tires on 17 inch alloys, wing mirror indicators, an aggressive looking front grille, bigger bumper and fog lamps housings with fins.

On the inside, the Swift Sport gets a bespoke instrument cluster, alloy pedals, sporty front seats in leather stitched red. The steering wheel is tilt and reach adjustable. Other features include a push button start with proximity key, HID Xenon headlamps, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, six-speaker audio system with USB in and a useful trip computer.

So does that sort of an arrangement work for the Indian market? We’d say no. That sort of a package, for even a sub 7 lakh rupee price won’t make much sense for our conservative market which equates bigger to better. What do you think? Do let us know.

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  • We get a 84 HP motor on the swift…a 94 ps means about 9 horses more…plus the beefed up suspension…also…it depends on gearing…My Baleno is a 'mere' 94 PS…..but has no problems locking horns with newer cars..all this cuz of the light weight and excellent gearing

  • We get a 84 HP motor on the swift…a 94 ps means about 9 horses more…plus the beefed up suspension…also…it depends on gearing…My Baleno is a 'mere' 94 PS…..but has no problems locking horns with newer cars..all this cuz of the light weight and excellent gearing

  • Nilesh Sundar says:

    Yatharth Singh Chauhan – I so hope that MSIL doesn't bother with volumes for once! 🙂 This is the car that can do what the Kizashi failed to do for them. I mean show case that they can make cars that are top-notch and fast.

  • Nilesh Sundar says:

    Yatharth Singh Chauhan – I so hope that MSIL doesn't bother with volumes for once! 🙂 This is the car that can do what the Kizashi failed to do for them. I mean show case that they can make cars that are top-notch and fast.

  • Haha! Well said. Maruti sure loves to play with the pricing bit. The 7 lakh mark that I talked about is from my self and I came to the figure owing to usage of bigger engine, body claddings, spoiler, bigger wheels, better tires and new upholstery. I am not of the opinion that such a car won't sell at all. Personally, I know a few guys who bought a Polo 1.6 and Fiesta S. However, what I meant was that I wonder if the volumes for such a car will be good enough for MSIL to bring it to us.