By Ragav Ramesh
Suzuki announced that their 2011 model Suzuki Kizashi and Swift would debut at the Paris Motor show next month for Europe. Both the models are expected to go on sale for its European customers by this Autumn.
The 2011 Swift is a lot lighter, longer and roomier than its present model. It would be launched in both petrol and diesel variants; 1.2 litre petrol motor would be developing around 94 HP and the 1.3 litre turbo diesel engine, which would develop 75 HP. These are the K-Series and Multi-jet engine respectively.
On the other hand, the Kizashi sport is going to undergo some cosmetic changes like newly styled 18-inch alloys, low ride height and distinct aero pack like side skirts and interior trim upgrades.
As far as the Indian arena is concerned, we expect both these models to be launched in early 2011, since Suzuki wouldn’t want to leave its current pride for Swift in India to fade out by the launch of Figo, Polo, Micra, etc. They would definitely want their hot cake to get much hotter by giving an upgrade. Though nothing is official yet, we will have to wait and watch how Suzuki is going to plan its launches for its Indian fans.