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Maruti Suzuki launched the new third-gen Swift in the Indian market in February at the Auto Expo 2018. Earlier it was expected that the company would also launch the Swift Sport and the new Jimny in the country. Now, CarandBike reports that the Swift Sport and Jimny will not make it to India.
Currently, the Baleno RS is the only performance car offered by Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market. The addition of the Swift Sport might have been a good move by the company as the new Swift is selling like hot cakes. But unfortunately, the company has decided not to bring the Swift Sport to India.
On the other hand, the Suzuki Jimny is a sub-four-metre two-door SUV, and it was expected to the successor of the Gypsy SUV in India. The Jimny was expected to be introduced with the new 1.5-litre petrol engine which made its debut with the new Ciaz. The Jimny could have been an interesting product in the country.
Both the Swift Sport and the Jimny are not volume sellers as compared to other products such as Swift, Baleno, Dzire and Vitara Brezza. The Swift Sport will also be an expensive affair in India. So, the Indian automaker has dropped the plan to introduce both these models in the country.
The Maruti Baleno RS gets a 1-litre Boosterjet engine that produces 100bhp and 150Nm of torque. The Swift Sport gets a bigger 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine that is tuned to produce 138bhp and 230Nm of torque. The hot hatch also gets a performance exhaust, lower and stiffer suspension and 17-inch alloy wheels.
On the exterior, the Suzuki Swift Sport gets a host of changes to distinguish it from the standard variant. The Swift Sport features a redesigned front and rear bumper and a rear diffuser. Overall, the Swift Sport looks aggressive and sporty as compared to the standard version of the hatchback.
Thoughts On The Suzuki Jimny And Swift Sport
Maruti Suzuki has decided not to introduce the Jimny and the Swift Sport in the Indian market. The Swift Sport was one of the most awaited cars in the country and unfortunately, it will not make it to India. The Jimny was also considered as the Gypsy replacement. For now, Maruti Suzuki has no plans to introduce any of these models in the country.