According to a report, Maruti-Suzuki is planning the introduction of the next-gen Swift Sport in India. The Swift hatchback was launched in the country in 2005 and over the years it has received several facelifts till date.
Meanwhile, the manufacturer has never shown any interest to sell its sportier Swift in the country. Now, the game has changed because the Indian customers are now open powerful hot hatches like Fiat Abarth Punto and Volkswagen Polo GTI.
The company is planning to launch the new Swift Sport along with the regular variant in 2017. The new vehicle is codenamed as YSD.
This model has a much more stylish appearance than the normal variant. It is expected that the Swift Sport will get a floating roof design similar to the Vitara Brezza.
It will also feature twin exhaust pipes, stylish steering wheel and colourful interior. Under the hood will be a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine churning out 140bhp of power and 220Nm of peak torque.
It is expected that the vehicle will do a sprint of 0-100 km/h under 9 seconds. The report also reveals that Maruti will manufacture this engine at its Manesar plant. The Swift Sport is expected to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.