Maruti Swift worth, India launch particulars, new petrol engine
New state-of-the-art Z12 engine will substitute the present Swift’s K12 unit.
Suzuki’s new Z-Series engine is all set to make its debut in 2024, underneath the hood of the fourth-gen Swift. Codenamed Z12, the brand new motor is a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit that may substitute the Swift’s present Ok-series 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder powerplant.
Z-Series engine to set gasoline effectivity benchmark
Detailed specs are but to be launched, however sources inform us that the corporate has set excessive gasoline effectivity targets, and, whereas energy output is more likely to stay just like the K12 unit, torque could be larger. 350cc to 400cc is taken into account the candy spot for a cylinder’s volumetric effectivity, and with every cylinder now at 400cc in capability, the volumetric effectivity and torque might enhance.
This is exactly what Suzuki has focused with the brand new powerplant on condition that the Swift’s utilization is primarily within the metropolis. Sources additionally inform us that the Z12 loses the K12’s free-revving nature in favour of the stronger pulling energy it develops on the backside finish.
Z-Series engine might be cleaner and lighter
Losing one cylinder would additionally end in a decrease general engine weight and with ever tightening emissions norms, the brand new three-cylinder engine won’t solely emit much less fumes but additionally goal effectivity, thus serving to Suzuki hold inside its CAFE targets – one thing the model does in India. To that finish, the Swift proven on the Tokyo Motor Show additionally has hybrid tech, nonetheless, sources say that the manufacturing Swift in India can have a daily engine.
While the corporate has labelled the brand new Swift the Gen 4, we perceive that it’s a closely up to date model of the third-gen platform. Thus, the event of a model new sequence of inner combustion engines is important, particularly with EVs looming on the horizon.
Suzuki is tight-lipped concerning the autos this engine would energy for now, but it surely might discover its approach underneath the hood of fashions powered by the present K12 engine specifically the Baleno, Fronx, Ignis and Eeco. In time, the Z-Series might additionally provide differing engine capacities, thereby changing different Ok-Series powerplants which are presently in use.