IAB Report – Suzuki Swift to get 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine in the UK


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Launching in the UK early next year.

Suzuki has announced a new 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine which is set to power the UK-spec Swift starting from early next year. The updated motor which debuted last year in Japan employs twin fuel injectors and hence the name.

Suzuki Swift facelift front three quarters at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show
The updated engine is 16% more fuel efficient.

The Japanese automaker who is known for its compact petrol motors claims that the new powerplant delivers 16% better fuel economy compared to the existing 1.2-litre unit, at 65.7 mpg (23.1 km/l). The CO2 emissions also has been reduced to 99 g/km which exempts the Swift 1.2L from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) charges in the UK.

The Dualjet engine has its twin fuel injectors positioned very close to the intake valve resulting in finer fuel atomization. The engine also features a redesigned inlet port, combustion chamber, piston crown and EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system.

Suzuki Swift facelift rear three quarters right at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show
Power output is down by 4 PS but torque is up by 2 Nm.

In addition, various measures have been taken to reduce frictional losses. The compression ratio has been increased from 11:1 to 12:1 and a stop/start system has been added.

The new engine however produces 90 PS as against 94 PS of the existing motor. The torque output has been slightly increased from 118 Nm to 120 Nm.

The Suzuki 1.2-litre Dualjet engine will be initially available as an option on the front wheel drive Swift SZ4 variant at an estimated additional cost of 500 UK pounds (around INR 50,000).

Also read: Maruti Swift spotted in India for the first time

In India, Maruti is gearing up to launch the Swift facelift but the current 1.2-litre K-Series is expected to be retained.

More details of the engine are available in the spec sheet below the gallery.

Maruti Swift facelift – Image Gallery

Suzuki Swift Dualjet vs old motor – Spec Sheet

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Suzuki Swift gets 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine in the UK – Press Release

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