The Suzuki Swift 2017 will be launched globally at next year’s Geneva motorshow. The car will have an all-new design, better interior, more features and different engine options, along with addition of mild hybrid technology in some variants. This fourth generation car shares its platform with the Baleno.
Update 8/12/16: Production version of the upcoming Swift hatchback has been spied for the first time.
The new Swift gets an angular front fascia fit with projector headlamps, large hexagonal mesh grille with chrome outline and redesigned bumper with circular foglamps. This seems to be the top-end model and comes in a dark metallic paint job.
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The new car gets evolutionary design changes and has become more mature and angular. It gets features like clear lens taillamps, large grille, stubby bonnet and c-pillar mounted rear door handles.
On the inside features like newly designed 3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel, new instrument panel, redesigned dashboard and center console and circular air-con vents are provided. The interior still maintains a predominantly black colour shame.
Globally, the new Suzuki Swift 2017 is likely to come in 3 engine options, including a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine with the SHVS mild hybrid system, a detuned 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and a K12C 1.2-litre DUALJET naturally aspirated unit. Later on, a Swift Sport model will be introduced with 140 PS producing, 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
In India, a home-grown 1.5 liter diesel engine should replace the 1.3 liter, fiat sourced mill on the current model. Further SHVS mild hybrid system is likely to be incorporated on petrol variants to improve mileage.
India being its leading market, the Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 is likely to come to the country in the first quarter itself. The manufacturer will also launch the 2017 version of their dZire compact sedan next year which has already been spotted on our roads.
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