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Maruti Swift New Gen Global Debut To Arrive By Mid-2022

More renderings of the 2023 model year Maruti Swift have surfaced online as the development of the popular hatchback is well underway. Internally code-named YED, the fourth-generation Swift will be unveiled globally in 2022, while its official reveal in India is expected to happen by 2023.

The global model is based on a new platform that is safer and lighter than the HEARTECT architecture, while the styling will see evolutionary changes.

These new renderings of the 2023 Swift imagine the hatchback with an angry ‘face’ sporting sleek headlights and a larger air intake to cool the engine.

Although largely the same, the car’s side profile in the rendering gets a character line (which meets the wrap-around tail lights) and larger wheels.

New Swift with an angrier face? It does suit it somewhat.

Powering the hatchback will be a 1.2-litre petrol engine. There will also be a hybrid version that will make use of the same motor. Maruti is likely to retain the 5-speed manual gearbox, and AMT offered with the current model.

Renderings of the new generation Swift Sport have also come out, and they imagine the car with fender vents, a large rear spoiler and a diffuser with twin exhaust pipes.

Set to make a global debut in early 2023, the newer model should improve the chassis, driving dynamics and ride quality.

The Swift Sport should be powered by a tweaked version of Suzuki’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, which will work with a 48 V mild hybrid system. The powertrain could make more than the current model’s 138 BHP and should be mated to a proper 6-speed manual gearbox.

Although unlikely to happen, it would be somewhat surprising if the Swift Sport comes to India.

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