The current fifth generation of the Suzuki Swift has been on the market since 2010. The last facelift took place at the end of 2013. There will be time for a new generation. And the manufacturer is already working diligently, as the first official photos and information from Japan now confirm.
Scharfer Kleinwagen debuts in Geneva
Already on January 4, 2017, the small car will be launched in its home country. In Europe, however, the Suzuki Swift will not be shown until the beginning of March at the Geneva Autosalon. With the optics there will be no major modifications to the Japan version. Hot: We can look forward to a sharper front with a large radiator grille and new headlights. In addition, the door handles of the five-seater now hide in the C-pillars.
Three drive options in the Far East
Back to Japan: The Swift will be launched with three drive strings, all of which will be integrated into a new, lighter and stiffer platform called "Heartect". A mild hybrid system, a 1.2-liter petrol engine and an RS variant with 1.0-liter turbo benzine are available. Transmission options are a manual five-speed transmission or a new six-speed automatic transmission. Suzuki still does not mention technical data and driving performance.
Interior updates and more security features
Security is also being raised in the Far East. Optional on board is a safety package consisting of an emergency brake assist with a multi-collision brake as well as an adaptive speed control system. Behind the steering wheel it remains with classic round instruments. In between is a color display. In addition, the Klimaregler with their digital displays in the buttons remind of the system of some Audi models.
The possible drives of the European version
What drives and equipment we can expect in Europe is not yet known. However, the 1.2-liter suction gasoline with 94 hp (in the Eco + version, 90 hp) must also be used as the starting motorization. In addition, the 111 hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder, which is already used in the Baleno is likely to pull under the Swift hood. In the Swift Sport, we then expect the 1.4-liter four-cylinder from the Vitara S. Its performance? 140 hp.