2017 Baleno likely to get Suzuki’s own new diesel engine

2017 Baleno likely to get Suzuki’s own new diesel engine

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift has been teased numerous times in the last month with each new teaser revealing something new about the next generation hatchback. By now we have a lot of information about the exteriors and also the interior features of the next iteration of the successful flagship.

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This is mostly about the 2017 Swift as compared to the Sport version. The Sport version is much more aggressive in design language than the regular Swift. The 2017 Swift will get a sharper front fascia compared to the outgoing Swift. It will have a larger grille, a new headlamps cluster with new fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The curved fenders in the front and the headlights design appear to have taken cue from the Baleno premium hatchback.

The back profile of the Swift 2017 edition has also been revealed in the pictures. There isn’t much new. The overall back profile looks much more like the first generation Swift hatchback than anything unique. Maruti Suzuki has deliberately left some things unchanged and exactly like the old Swift so that people can associate the new model with its successful predecessors. The taillights, however, have been redesigned for more powerful LED lights.

The styling aspects that are new are mostly inspired by the Baleno. The waistline of the car, and door handles placed on the B-Pillar are similar to that in the Baleno. The B-Pillar itself has been revised, and the roof gets a floating impression. The rear door handles are kind of hidden into the C-Pillar. The side profile will also get a new appearance with a new alloy design in addition to one that resembles the alloys of the outgoing model.

The interiors of the 2017 Swift will feature a completely new design language. The interiors will be neater and more sophisticated than that of the outgoing Swift model. There will be a new steering wheel, a redesigned center console, and dual-pod instrument buttons. The HVAC system will have circular vents and the controls will be new. There will be a SmartPlay infotainment system.

The engine specifications of the 2017 Swift have not been confirmed yet. However, insider reports hint at the 1.2 liter K-Series engine and the 1000cc BoosterJet one. The BoosterJet engine is more likely to make it to the new car because Maruti Suzuki might deem the K-Series engine unfit for the expectations the new Swift will raise.

The 1.3 liter DDiS engine of the older Swift versions might be replaced by Suzuki’s own new 1.5 liter diesel engine. The transmission system is likely to remain the standard 5-speed MT, with AMT and CVT likely to be available options.

The 2017 Swift will reach most of its target markets by 2017 itself. The pricing of the car is a tricky one for Maruti because the Company has to think about ways to ensure that the Baleno and the Swift do not end up eating up on the sales prospects of each other. Likely to be priced between INR 4.5 lac and INR 7.5 lac, the 2017 Swift will be battling with the Hyundai Grand i10, the Tata Bolt, and the Nissan Micra.

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