Suzuki is currently testing the all-new fourth-generation Swift overseas, and needless to say, Maruti Suzuki will bring this new model to Indian soil soon after its global announcement. The fully-camouflaged test mules of the all-new Swift have already been spied on test runs on European roads and based on the limited available highlights, there’s a new design rendering which indicates how the new Maruti Suzuki Swift will look like.
Compared to the currently-available third-generation Swift, the rendering by Motor1 of the new fourth-generation model looks sharper, with tauter lines all around. At the front, this rendering features a meshed grille with a dual-tone finish with knurled inserts and tapered edges, while the headlamps also look much more angular than the curved units of the current model. The test mules spied indicate that the new Swift will have an even wider front fascia than the current model, and will continue to have all-LED headlamps in the higher-spec variants.
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The taut essence in the front profile of the design rendering of the all-new Swift is present even in the side look of the hatchback. While it continues to have an angular A-pillar and a slightly sloping roofline, the C-pillar is now more angular than before. The test mule has already indicated that the rear door handles have moved towards the conventional positioning on the door panels, and are no more integrated into the C-pillar like in the current model.
All the pillars of the design rendering feature blacked-out finish, with the car having rounded wheel arches. The design rendering does not show the rear profile of the car, though. This design rendering of the all-new Swift will now completely resemble the actual model, which is slated to arrive next year. However, it can be safely said that the new Swift will look sharper while retaining its iconic silhouette.
Only petrol engine options
The model will be based on Suzuki’s Heartect platform, which has become the backbone of all the new-generation compact cars from Maruti Suzuki. The Indian-spec model will continue to be offered with the 1.2-litre K12C Dualjet petrol engine, though the model will get different powertrain options overseas, including the possibilities of a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a full-hybrid powertrain.
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to arrive towards the end of 2023, though Maruti Suzuki might pull off a surprise by marking the global debut of the all-new Swift at the Auto Expo 2022 scheduled to take place in January 2023.
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