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Maruti Suzuki working on Swift DZire hybrid

The company is also looking forward to launch the hybrid version of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire along with the Swift hybrid hatchback in India during this fiscal year or by the next year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | August 24, 2015 7:35:21 pm
Maruti Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Swift DZire, Swift DZire hybrid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS, Maruti Suzuki models, Indian Express latest news The Maruti Suzuki DZire hybrid will continue to rub its shoulders with the likes of Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire and Honda Amaze in the segment.

After the news of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz hybrid, the Indian carmaker is planning to launch hybrid versions of other models in its portfolio in the country. The company is also looking forward to launch the hybrid version of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire along with the Swift hybrid hatchback in India during this fiscal year or by the next year.

Before that, the homegrown car manufacturer will launch the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS (hybrid technology) or the Ciaz Hybrid.

The Ciaz Hybrid is likely to get the familiar Fiat-sourced 2.3-litre Multijet diesel motor that generates maximum power of around 90PS and churns out the peak torque of around 200 Nm.

Another Maruti Suzuki model that will come fitted with the new hybrid technology will be the Ertiga facelift. It is said that the company will launch the Ertiga facelift in October this year or around the festive season.

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Alongside the hybrid variant of the DZire sedan, the Indian auto marque will launch the Swift hybrid as well. It is expected that the hybrid duo will offer around 30km/l of fuel economy.

Not just this, the recently spied images of the upcoming DZire reveal that the car manufacturer will equip the sedan with an AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) gearbox as well. This move by the automaker to offer both AMT and hybrid technology on the DZire will boost the sales of the company as these days the preference of the Indian customers is gradually shifting from manual to automatic transmissions.

The Maruti Suzuki DZire hybrid will continue to rub its shoulders with the likes of Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire and Honda Amaze in the segment.

For now, the car manufacturer has not disclosed any further information about the upcoming hybrid models. More details are likely to be revealed in the coming months.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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