The title can sound disturbing, but according to overseas media reports, there could be a sedan variant of the 2011 Suzuki Swift and it could go on sale in China first.
It is referred to as the "Global B-Sedan" measuring 4.2 meters in length.
The current Dzire was Maruti's best idea to replace the aging and rapidly tiring Maruti Esteem. Maruti had studied various options for its successor. In the end, it made up its mind to go for a booted Swift. The Esteem was also a Swift sedan, mind you. It was a boot attached to the third generation Swift.
Suzuki didn't take the risk of selling the Dzire in Europe or Japan. It was an India-specific model. Everyone in India had something bitter to say about its looks. Some said it was pregnancy. Others termed it a tumorous growth.
Despite all that, the Swift Dzire clocked impressive numbers and soon became the market leader in its segment. Atleast 4-5k Dzires are sold every month in India.
Which is why we think the next gen Swift Dzire is a great idea for India. We don't expect this model to be brought into India until its 2012. We don't know what to expect. There will certainly be more space, leg room, gadgets, safety features and power. Fuel efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions will portray a better picture. Could there be a VW TSI or DSG on the next generation Dzire? Or will Suzuki save it for the bigger SX4?