Maruti Suzuki has over 90 percent market share in the entry-level hatchback segment. The carmaker believes that the small cars will remain a significant part of the market despite increasing demand for the SUVs. The company introduced the new-generation Celerio and Alto K10 this year. In 2024, Maruti Suzuki will roll out the new-generation Swift hatchback and Dzire compact sedan. This time around, the carmaker will play around the strong hybrid technology and mileage.
The 2024 Maruti Swift and Dzire are reported to come with the new 1.2L, 3-cylinder petrol engine boosted with Toyota’s strong hybrid tech. Just so you know, the Maruti Grand Vitara is the brand’s first model to offer strong hybrid technology. As per a media report, the new Swift and Dzire will deliver an ARAI-certified mileage of 35-40kmpl. If it happens, both models will become the most fuel efficient vehicles in the country. With this update, the new Swift and Dzire will meet the upcoming CAFÉ II (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards.
Currently, the Maruti Swift and Dzire are available with a 1.2L, 4-cylinder K12N Dualjet petrol engine. The motor produces a peak power of 90bhp and 113Nm of torque. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The manual version delivers an ARAI figure of 23.30kmpl and the automatic variant promises 21.12kmpl. Both models are also available with CNG fuel option.
As far as pricing is concerned, the 2024 Maruti Swift and Dzire strong hybrid versions will be priced around Rs 1 lakh – Rs 1.50 lakh premium over their standard petrol counterparts. The Swift and Dzire are currently come within the price range of Rs 5.92 lakh – Rs 8.85 lakh and Rs 6.24 lakh – Rs 9.18 lakh respectively. All aforementioned prices are ex-showroom.
More details on the new-generation Maruti Swift strong hybrid and Dzire strong hybrid will be revealed in near future. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.