Suzuki has a new engine that the company wants to slot into its cars for sale in international markets. Coined as Boosterjet, these new small capacity engines will power the upcoming premium hatch, the YRA, and the next generation of Swift as well.
According to Autocar India, the next Suzuki Swift will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining performance. In fact, this new 3-cylinder turbo unit could also mean a bump in horsepower and a definite boost in torque for the Swift, taking Ford’s successful implementation of their 1.0L Ecoboost engine into the Fiesta as an example of how this could play out. Being the automaker’s most popular model, the Swift would make the perfect platform for Suzuki to show off their latest technologies.
A bit of background first, we first saw the Suzuki’s 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine when the company brought its iK-2 concept hatch (pictured above) – precursor to the YRA – to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, stats about the new direct injection power plant has been scarce, although the engine family also includes a larger 1.4-litre unit which will likely see deployment in the Chinese market, among possible others.