After yesterdays sobbing about the Honda City I came across another news on the automotive forums today and felt like crying my heart out to you people again.
In the recent years, the Hybrid technology has developed itself into one of the most useful options in the automobile industry throughout the world. Today, the world’s most fierce and advance super cars use the hybrid systems to make their cars go fast and green at the same time. From the astonishingly fast Koenigsegg Regera to the environment friendly Toyota Prius, hybrid systems are used everywhere now.
Coming to the point, it’s been reported that our neighbors, who are already better at cricket than us, are working on the next generation of their current Suzuki Swift and the launch is expected to be somewhere in 2016. The design is said to be more radical and yes, their engineers are working on the development of a low-cost hybrid technology to further improve the fuel efficiency. We don’t know what that would be, but, it is speculated that the engine might be from the recently showcased Suzuki iK-2 concept at the Geneva which is a 1.0l turbocharged petrol engine with hybrid assistance system.
Ever wondered, why the Indian automaker companies are always struggling to bring the latest cars and technologies? Why Maruti is already working on making the Swift even better than before even though they face lifted the Swift just last year? They’re not spending money from their own pockets to value their customers, they’re not facing any losses in developing and bringing new cars to the market, all they’re doing is hitting the right customer at the right time just to make more profit themselves. No one works for charity, that’s obvious. They’re making more money. That’s it. Unlike Pakistan’s Automobile Industry and especially the Pak Suzuki, whose case is identical to a person who broke up and failed to move on. Grew long hair, became an addict, remained stuck to an idle lifestyle, never went out, never had fun with friends, and eventually, committed suicide.
Pak Suzuki offers the Swift with an old M13a engine, which is a DOHC 16 valve VVT, produces 92 horsepower, 86lb/ft of torque and returns a mileage of 12-13 km/l. Now before you all start bashing me (as usual) that your Swift returns 15 or even 16km/l on highways, please be aware of the fact the the Maruti Swift returns more than 20km/l on the highways in the Petrol and more than 25km/l in the Diesel variant, thanks to the new and latest K series engines which were introduced back in 2010. Further improvements are being made and with the Hybrid technology in the pipeline, these figures will increase considerably. We, on the other hand are still more than a decade behind our neighbors. They’ll get hybrid Swift in a few months and we? Well, we can hope to at least get the K-series engines in Swift.
That was just the engine, what about the rest of the car? We get plastic that seems to be just sprinkled over the car and could fall off any moment, a noisy gearbox and seats that take at least a year to get comfortable. All of this is given in a sum of 1.3 million hard earned cash of a person who wants a car for his family but instead, he regrets the rest of his life.
Do you think the cars offered by Pak Suzuki and their prices are justified? Let us know in the comments.
Note: I solemnly swear that I haven’t stolen anyone’s idea.