Maruti Swift RS might launch in India during the first quarter of 2019. Prices likely to start from INR 7.50 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched the new Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year. This was about a few months after the global launch of Swift hatchback and its sportier version – Swift Sport, which is powered by a 140 PS turbo motor. In most countries where the Swift is on sale, the Swift Sport is also on offer. But in India, which registers the most sales for the Swift hatchback, Swift Sport is not on offer.
Tata Motors launched the much awaited Tiago JTP in India last week and opened a fresh segment for affordable power-hatches in the country.It is now being reported that Maruti is also planning on launching a sportier version of the Swift in India in early 2019 , to take on the Tiago JTP. This will not be Swift Sport, but Swift RS.
The new Maruti Swift RS will be similar to the Baleno RS which was launched in March 2017. The report states that the new Maruti Swift RS will feature the same 1-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that does its duty on the Baleno RS.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.0-litre L Petrol|
- Sporty new front and rear bumper
- Side skirts
- Projector headlamps
- LED DRLs
- LED tail lights
- Diamond cut alloys
- Flat bottom steering wheel
- Smart play touchscreen infotainment system
- Keyless entry and push-button start
- Automatic climate control
- Dual Front Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
- Reverse Parking Sensors