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.