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Swift gets K-series engine

16th Jan 2010 8:00 am

Swift gets the refined 1.2L K-series unit from the Ritz.

In the wake of tighter emission norms coming into effect from April 2010, Maruti has launched the latest version of Swift petrol and Swift Dzire petrol with a 1.2-litre engine which complies to the stricter BS-IV norms. This is the same engine that was first seen doing duty in the Ritz.

The new engine, with a power output of 84bhp and 11.5kgm of max torque, will bring in improved transmission thus enhancing overall performance. (Earlier 1.3-liter petrol produced 87bhp and 11.3kgm of torque).

With the refined K-series engine, the company claims efficiency figures of 17.9kpl, an improvement of 2kpl over the old engine. Though actual figures can only be confirmed after a detailed road test.

The 1.2litre K-series petrol in the Ritz has won many accolades and this reputation will further boost Swift’s appeal as the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel is already selling like hot cake.

Maruti has recently announced a marginal price hike for all its models, but the Swift (Petrol) will miss the drill and prices will remain the same.

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