Autocar reports that Suzuki will unveil a new scooter at the 2018 India Auto Expo. While the details are sketchy, the media site reports that it will be a 150 cc scooter.
At present, there are only two scooters in the 150cc segment- the Vespa SXL/VXL/Elegante 150, and the Aprilia SR 150. The upcoming Suzuki scooter will liven up segment, and give customers another choice to choose from. It could be possible that the upcoming scooter will be the 2018 Suzuki Swish. However, the company has not revealed the specifications of the scooter yet.
The 2018 Swish made its global debut at the 2017 EICMA show held in Milan, Italy. Suzuki has mounted the headlight on the apron, as opposed to the handlebar in the previous generation scooter. The indicators and DRLs flank the headlight, and the lighting system is all LED. The tail light and the rear indicator are also neatly integrated into the bodywork. The pillion seat is raised and comes with split grab handles. The pillion footpegs sit flush into the body.
The instrument cluster is all-digital, and the scooter features a front fuel filler lid. Coming to the cycle parts, the 2018 Swish employs telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. Brakes include disc at the front and drum unit at the rear.
In October last year, Satoshi Uchida, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle India revealed that the company is working on a new product portfolio, which includes premium motorcycles and scooters. The brand will be investing INR 1,000 crore to ramp up the production, and for making new products as well. After the launch of the Intruder 150, the Japanese manufacturer is looking to grab its share across different segments as well.
[Source: Autocar India]