The hybrid model of the The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift has been spotted in India. According to reports, the production version of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift model that has been seen on the Indian road is the hybrid model which is believed to be here in Indian for R&D purpose. Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid has made its first virtual appearance in India without a camouflage and it is supposed that the After the successful completion of the research and development of this new Hybrid model, Maruti Suzuki India will launch the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid in India.
Is Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid undergoing R&D in India?
As per reports, the production version of the new-gen Marut Suzuki Swift, that has been spotted in India, is one of the first ever instances where a car, which is yet to be launched and is already seen on roads in the testing phase without camouflage.
According to reports, there has been no official confirmation whether the hybrid version of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift, that has been recently spotted in India will make way to the Indian roads or not? If it will be launched in India, when will the hybrid version be launched as the Maruti Suzuki has not yet launched the Swift hatchback in India.
Launch date of the Swift hatchback
According to reports, though the Hybrid variant of the Maruti Suzuki Swift has been spotted in India but the company has refrained from introducing the (Maruti) Suzuki Swift Hybrid in India. There are more than several reasons that Maruti Suzuki is retraining from introducing this model in India one of the major reasons being the GST roll out that has increased the prices of hybrid cars in India.
Hybrid cars have become costlier since the GST rollout as under the GST norms, 43 per cent tax will be levied on hybrid cars. This huge tax percentage will certainly make Suzuki Swift Hybrid more costlier for the Indian consumers. Another reason is the expensive technology that powers the Suzuki Swift Hybrid makes the car costlier than the petrol or diesel version of Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Despite the speculations, the new generation Suzuki Swift (Hatchback) is all set to make its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.