Possibly aimed at attracting more buyers to Suzuki's dealerships, the Japanese auto giant has yet again launched two updated models: the Hayate motorcycle and the Swish scooter.
Both the Hayate and the Swish only receive styling changes in the form of decals and new bits to the instrument console. The Hayate was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo; the bike is powered by an 112.8cc engine, producing 8.3 bhp of power and 8.8 Nm of Torque, making it a rather soft commuter. Although the Hayate hasn't been in the frontline since its launch, a small part of the Indian riding population still looks up to buying one. New additions to the Hayate include new body graphics, a maintenance free battery, tubeless tires, 5-step adjustable shock absorber and colored side panels. Suzuki has given the Hayate a price tag of Rs 54,601 (on-road, Mumbai)
Coming to the Suzuki Swish, the scooter has been doing a formidable job at holding its ground in the Indian market, especially in a segment where competition is fierce, and it has been, quite evidently, for the last couple of years. The Swish, though modest, is one among the powerful scooters currently in India, and is powered by a 125cc engine, punching out 8.5 bhp of power and 9.8 Nm of Torque. Running since 2012, the scooter deservedly gets a few updates, mostly cosmetic, that includes a completely new instrument console that features a dual trip meter and a service reminder too. Like the Hayate, it gets a maintenance free battery, tubeless tires, refreshed body graphics, in addition to blue tinted headlamps, blue lens position lamps and a new steel fender to end the list. The Swish would now be available in four new colors: Metallic Sonic Silver/Glass Sparkle Black, Pearl Mirage White, Glass Sparkle Black (YYB) and Candy Dark Cherry Red/Glass Sparkle Black (AAC). Pricing for the new 2015 Swish stands a little closer to the expensive side, with Suzuki giving the scooter a Rs 57,529 (on-road, Delhi) price tag.
With the launch of the two new updated models, Suzuki seems prepared to take on the festive season with ease. Since most of the auto manufacturers are strategically betting on this upcoming festive season, there should be a look forward to in the coming months.