The new 1.5-litre diesel engine is being developed in-house by Suzuki and could be offered in addition to the existing 1.3-litre MultiJet motor with the new SHVS mild hybrid system.

Suzuki Swift Posh Edition
Based on a new platform, the 2018 Swift will be lighter, efficient & sportier too

The Swift platform has turned out to be extremely successful for Maruti Suzuki globally as the hatchback has been able to clock numbers in almost every form comprising of a hatchback, compact sedan and MPV. With the next generation model range due for 2018 in the Indian market, the auto giant has planned an extensive revamp for the Swift lineup including a new design language, interiors and also a revised powertrain. If a recent report is to be believed, Suzuki will introduce the new 1.5-litre diesel engine across the next generation Swift range.

Codenamed YSD, the new generation Maruti Swift and Swift DZire models will be getting the E15A 1.5-litre diesel engine self-developed by Suzuki, in addition to the existing 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel motor sourced from Fiat. The latter will get upgraded with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) mild hybrid technology that made its debut on the Ciaz earlier this month, in order to extract improved fuel efficiency figures and lower CO2 emissions. The Ertiga which will be due for a mid-lifecycle update by 2018 will also receive the new diesel engines.

Coming to the petrol engine options, previous reports hinted towards Maruti Suzuki introducing the new 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol motor that will debut on the Baleno premium hatchback, on the new generation Swift as well. The Ertiga facelift on the other hand, will feature an updated 1.4-litre K-Series (K14C) four-cylinder motor. Based on a new architecture, the next generation Swift will be lighter for improved efficiency levels and also adhere to the crash test and safety regulations set by the Indian government (2017 BNVSAP).

The Maruti DZire and Swift hatch are the second and third best selling models in the country after the Alto, whereas the Ertiga averages over 5000 units closely matching the segment best Toyota Innova every month. The new models are expected to take that momentum forward of course. Talking about the new 1.5-litre motor, the said unit is extremely important for Suzuki globally as it will reduce the automaker’s dependency over Fiat for the MultiJet engine, thereby also reducing the royalty paid to the Italian automaker. The new motor will eventually make it across most products under Maruti’s umbrella.

2015 Maruti Swift DZire Test Drive Review
The new 1.5-litre motor could also come paired to an AMT unit

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