Suzuki has finally unveiled the much awaited New Model Swift in Japan with two color options on display at the moment. The new Swift will see a global unveil in Japan on December 27, 2016.
The new model gets significant design changes on the outside as well as inside, though the automaker hasn’t taken the pain to update the car’s highly proven and widely accepted powertrain setups.
The new model looks dapper, and comes with diamond cut alloys, circular fog lamps, turn indicators integrated in ORVMs, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and hexagonal mesh grille with chrome garnish and red embellish in contrast. The original silhouette is here to stay, of course with significant cosmetic updates. The side profile looks a lot more bulbous than the model it replaces, thanks to a wider sheet shoulder line and larger sheet metal to glass ratio. The A and B pillars are blacked out, similar to the current model, while the C-pillar too gets a black insert that gives the car a floating roof structure.
The spec sheet further reveals that the Japan-spec model will be available with 3 engine options, i.e. 4-cylinder 1.2-L K12C DOHC petrol, 1.0-L Boosterjet and a mild hybrid SHVC equipped with 2.3 kW ISG (motor/generator).The India-spec model, on the other hand, is expected to continue with the current lineup, i.e., a K-series 1.2-L petrol and MultiJet 1.3-L diesel.
The new-gen model shares its platform with the Maruti Baleno and weighs around 100 kg less than the current version. This lightweight platform also makes the hatch way more potent in terms of fuel economy and performance. The top-spec model is absolutely a winner with curtain airbags, automatic headlamps and radar brake support on the offer. These features are highly unlikely to make it to the India-spec car though.