Maruti Suzuki Swift Convertible may not come into reality but it does not hinder us from the subjective fantasies
Any new model that arrives on the global scene will get rendered as the imaginations of certain capable digital artists will make us really wanting for a car that might not ever make into production lines. The Suzuki Swift that had been unveiled a few days ago is on the centre stage of unusual yet desirable contemplations right now.
The silhouette of the Swift global hatchback often reminisces of the Mini Cooper models which are well reputed for their cabrio versions. X-Tomi Design has blended the youthful convertible taste of the Mini Cooper with the conventional body of the new-gen Swift and the result was nothing short of spectacular and luring of some sorts.
In Europe, it could compete against the likes of Renault Clio RS and Opel Corsa OPC if ever decided to be put into production. The soft top version of the Swift may as well face strengthening to the chassis for additional rigidity because of losing the roof. We have so far heard about Maruti Suzuki considering the Sport version of the Swift for an Indian market entry with the spruced up 1.4-litre turbo charged petrol engine.
Digging over the fact that we never had a proper Swift Sport in the regular hatchback’s over a decade of presence in India, it could make for a drooling prospect. But, a drop-top cabrio is just beyond the realistic boundaries. However, if Maruti Suzuki rolls one out of its assembly lines that looks half as stunning as the rendered image with perhaps a 1.0L Boosterjet engine, would you not fantasise buying? We would certainly never say no, though!
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift will be in its third-generation in India and is expected to be powered by the same 1.2-litre K-series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motors. A traditional five-speed manual and an diesel AGS from Swift Dzire are likely to do the transmission duties. For Japan, the Swift will get a regular 1.2-litre, mild-hybrid 1.2-litre with CVT and a 1.0L turbo-three Boosterjet, to be featured on the India-spec Baleno RS, as powertrain options.
2017 Suzuki Swift Images
Image Source: X-Tomi Design