The all new Swift has been spotted multiple times under camouflage. This has led to many renders being generated based on the spy shots. The vehicle is expected to make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motorshow in March 2017. For the first time ever, we have an actual picture of the car without any camouflage and well here it is:
The Swift has always been positioned as a sporty hatchback and it borrowed design cues from the Mini Cooper. This one takes it a step forward though, with a front end that looks inspired by the Jaguar F-Type. So there is a large grill up front with the Suzuki logo. The company has tried to split the grill in two halves instead of letting it be one big piece. Why, we coudn’t really figure out though. The headlamps have been inspired by the Baleno, especially the LED DRLs that you can see at the bottom. The bumper has little more muscle to it and has a lip spoiler of sorts.
The version that had been rendered previously was the sportier Swift Sport version where as this one showcased in the picture here is the normal Swift. The overall side profile looks similar with the blacked out A-pillar and the kink in the rear window. If you look closely, you will see a new black element that has been added to join the rear window to the rear windscreen. It will continue to get wrap around tail lamps that come into the rear quarter panel and a new boot and bumper combo.
Do we like it? Well there are some elements that look pretty good and some that don’t. Yes, this has improved over the previous generation and looks much better, but it isn’t as sporty as we’d hoped.
On the inside, there is an all new dashboard. There is a large touch screen system that replaces the normal audio unit and the dash is devoid of any buttons, save the AC controls which make it look pretty neat. There is a new steering wheel and a new instrument cluster that will also be offered on the new Swift. The main thing though has happened under the skin. The new Swift is expected to shed a lot of weight, being based on the new Baleno platform, which in itself is very light.
Under the hood, our version will most likely get the same 1.2 liter K Series engine and the 1.3 liter DDiS unit. Also expected is the sportier avatar of the Swift, ie the Swift Sport with a 1.4 liter Boosterjet engine and that will take on the likes of the Punto Abarth and the Polo GT TSi. The new vehicle has been designed keeping sportiness in mind, considering they already have a large family hatchback in the form of the Baleno.
Unlike earlier, Maruti will launch the new Swift Dzire in the country before the new Swift. We have already spotted the same and were the first to bring you the pictures of the new car testing. The vehicle is expected to make it here by the end of 2017 and will be produced in their new facility in Gujrat.