Maruti Suzuki Swift RS Spotted in India (Update): Maruti Swift RS was recently spotted inside a transport vehicle, flaunting sporty body kit and a different set of alloy wheels from the current top-spec car. Not just that, the RS variant comes with all-wheel disc brakes for better braking power. The car seen here had a different alloy wheel design at the front and rear, hinting at any one of the two available designs with Maruti Suzuki. Swift RS will be placed under the Baleno RS, most probably carrying the same difference as seen between the top-spec models of both cars. The plan to launch Swift RS before the festive season will work for Maruti for sure.
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Original Article (October 1, 2018): Maruti Suzuki Swift RS will soon be a reality, carrying the powerful 1.0L engine from the Baleno RS variant. After the report of Suzuki scrapping the Sport variant of India, this comes as a great news for performance loving fans of the country. The may not get the similar sort of performance as Swift Sport but, the feel of driving a turbocharged petrol engine, that too with impressive numbers on the paper, is really different. Also, the low sales volume of the performance section, led by Abarth Punto, has forced the company to consider alternates with affordable pricing and sporty styling.
Even the Volkswagen Polo GT was not that great hit, after presenting features like the DSG gearbox and ageless design lines. Tata Motors is getting ready for Tiago JTP and thus, Maruti has no other option to refresh the present generation model for sport loving fans. The placement of Baleno RS gives a direct hint of Maruti Swift Sport placement, keeping a low profile and getting itself placed under the top-spec diesel variant. The move will not just attract more petrol buyers but, also help diesel buyers reconsider their preference of performance and mileage in the country.
Swift RS will use the 1.0L, three-cylinder Boosterjet engine, producing 101 Bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The engine will use the same 5-speed manual gearbox. Being lighter and quicker than ever, the new Swift in the turbocharged guise will prove fatal to other premium hatchback options under INR 8 lakh. The popular sporty hatchback is gaining traction, with Maruti Suzuki introducing a special variant for both petrol and diesel engine. Based on the base level trim, this variant offers rear parking sensors, wheel caps, music system with 2-speakers and much more for no extra cost.