The new Swift and Dzire could become India’s most fuel-efficient cars with a rumoured mileage of 35-40 km/l.
According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki will offer its strong-hybrid engines on the next-generation Swift and Dzire. Both cars are expected to be launched in Q1 2024.
The report states that the new Swift and Dzire will use an all-new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine (codenamed: Z12E). It will be paired with Toyota’s strong-hybrid system. Thanks to the new hybrid powertrain, the new Swift and Dzire could become India’s most fuel-efficient cars with a rumoured mileage of 35-40 km/l.
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota currently offer a strong-hybrid option on the Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The companies are now said to be focusing on lowering the cost of the hybrid tech with more local content. However, despite the heavy localization, the hybrid versions of the Swift and Dzire are expected to cost about Rs. 1-1.5 lakh more than the non-hybrid versions.
The next-generation Swift and Dzire will also be offered with petrol engine CNG versions. The strong-hybrid powertrain will be available on the higher variants, while lower trims will get the K12C engine.
Source: Autocar India
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