Suzuki YRA & next generation Swift to get 1.0L Boosterjet engine
Suzuki’s four wheeler division is known to manufacture value-for-money vehicles that tend to satisfy the needs of many car buyers. Popularly known for hatchbacks, Suzuki is always looking to launch new and revolutionary products in the same domain. Maruti Suzuki as we all know will soon be launching the YRA premium hatchback in India because the market for these cars has grown exponentially over the past few years. Swift, which is the company’s most expensive hatchback in India is doing well, but does not compete with the premium hatchback segment leader, the Hyundai Elite i20 directly.
While awaiting Maruti Suzuki’s new products in India, Suzuki went on and launched its new series of engines naming them the Boosterjet series. The first Boosterjet engine to be unveiled was a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. This engine was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the iK-2 concept earlier this year. The downsized turbo engine was well valued and everyone was contemplating that it will launch with the YRA premium hatchback, due to the fact that the hatchback is based on the iK-2 concept.
Post all the speculation, Suzuki has revealed that the upcoming YRA premium hatchback will indeed be getting the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine when launched in the international market. The company’s announcement further included that the next-generation Swift will also be getting the same engine. The Japanese manufacturer’s new range of direct injection turbocharged petrol engines including the larger 1.4-litre turbo petrol mill, will also go on and launch in the Chinese market.
Both the Boosterjet engines will also be coming to India, but, Suzuki has not yet mentioned the time-frame for this move. The YRA hatchback is only expected to launch in India next year and will also go for sale worldwide around the same time. With the Honda Jazz scheduled to launch on 8th July 2015, Suzuki will be joining the party late this time around.
Apart from the petrol engines, the manufacturer has confirmed that they will be bringing the latest set of diesel engines to the market soon. Developed in India only, the 800cc, twin-cylinder engine will be the first to make it into the market with the Celerio diesel. The much larger 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit on the other hand will be launching next year with the upcoming YBA compact SUV.