Suzuki Swift to get a more fuel efficient Dualjet petrol mill in the UK
The popular Suzuki Swift has recently achieved the global sales milestone of 4 million units. And now, the Japanese car maker wishes to make its Swift even better in a bid to boost its sales. The Swift is already a very competent and frugal car, and Suzuki is going to make it even more fuel efficient with the help of a new petrol motor.
Suzuki will be introducing a new 1.2 litre petrol motor which is called the Dualjet motor under the hood of the very popular Swift hatchback for the car market of UK. This new Dualjet petrol engine will significantly improve the Swift’s fuel economy by 16 percent, while also reducing the car’s emission levels to 99 gm per km. Suzuki will equip the Swift hatchback with this new Dualjet petrol engine and offer it for sale in the United Kingdom from early next year.
At present, the Suzuki Swift hatchback is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol motor that is capable of churning out a max power output of 94 PS. However, this max power figure will be reduced to 90 PS of power when the new 1.2 liter Dualjet petrol mill will come, but this engine will deliver higher torque figures. While the current 1.2 litre petrol motor can deliver a peak torque of 118 Nm at 4,800 rpm, the new Dualjet petrol engine pump out 120 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The 1.2 litre Dualjet petrol motor from Suzuki was previously only on offer in the Japanese car market, but now it will also be available in the car market of UK from early 2015. The Suzuki Swift hatchback with the new Dualjet petrol mill and enhanced fuel efficiency will be offered for an additional £500 (Rs. 49,000) option on the SZ4 two wheel drive trim models.
The Suzuki Dualjet petrol motors will be using twin fuel injectors for each cylinder which is capable of increasing the compression ratio to 12.0:1 as compared against 11.0:1. This new engine also gets an automatic start/stop system to save fuel in the high traffic stricken road conditions, and comes mated to a reversed ratios gearbox. Apart from the auto Start/Stop system, the Dualjet 1.2 litre petrol motor will also enable the reduction of CO2 emission levels in order to become more environmental friendly. This low emission level will also make the new Swift model to be exempted from the Vehicle Excise Duty in the UK. Suzuki says that the fuel efficiency along with the excise exemptions will enable the Swift saving up to £175 per year.
In India, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is a highly successful hatchback and the segment leader, but Suzuki is unlikely to bring the new Dualjet petrol engine to India. The India spec Swift even in its new facelifted avatar will continue to be equipped with the 1.2 liter K-Series petrol and the 1.3 liter DDiS diesel motors.