Suzuki is working on the all-new Swift, which is likely to debut in the global market by the end of this year. The fifth-generation Suzuki Swift, which sells under the Maruti Suzuki brand in India will come in an all-new avatar including a new engine.
The upcoming hatchback will come with a slew of changes and an updated design as well. We have already spotted mutliple spy pictures of the upcoming car that suggest a massive design update compared to the current version.
Although the car has been spotted on European roads, its debut will initially occur in Asian markets, including Japan and India. The car’s appearance indicates its readiness for production, suggesting a potential release sometime in the latter half of this year.
Swift to retain its design
Going by the design, the new Suzuki Swift has a more squatted stance and is expected to have a more mature design, with a wider and slimmer front grille and sleeker headlamps and tail lamps. The camouflaged model also had the rear door handles mounted on the door panels, and not recessed within the C-pillar like in the current generation version. The car also happens to miss out on the C-pillar black tape, which gives the current version the impression of having a floating roof.
The new Suzuki Swift also seems to have more upright pillars and lesser curves on the side profile, thus making it in line with the first and second-generation versions of the hatchback. However, the haunches behind the rear fenders look bulkier than before, which makes this new Swift look wider than the current and past versions of the Swift. Also, the rear window panels, which have always remained smaller in all generations of Swift to date, seem to have grown up, which is expected to make the cabin feel roomier.
Although the precise Indian release date remains uncertain, the new model will unquestionably upgrade its offerings by incorporating new-generation features from recent Maruti Suzuki launches such as the Baleno and Brezza. The list of features is set to expand, encompassing additions like a larger 9-inch Smartplay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charger, a head-up display, and six airbags, among others. However, the engine option will persist with the existing 1.2-litre four-cylinder K12C Dualjet petrol engine, propelling the present Swift model. Available with both a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox, this engine generates 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque.