New Suzuki Swift for 2017

Tokyo, December 30, 2016

The current fifth generation of the Suzuki Swift is in this country since 2010 in the market. The last facelift took place end of 2013. So, it is time for a new generation. And the manufacturer is working on this already busy, as the first official photos and info from now confirm Japan.

Sharp compact car debuts in Geneva

On the 4th January 2017, the small car to come in his home country on the market. In Europe, the Suzuki Swift will be until early March at the Geneva Motor Show to see. In optics, there will be no major modifications to the Japan version here. Means: we can look to a more sharply drawn front with large grille and new headlights. Also, the door handles of the Fünftürers hide from now on in the C-pillars.

Three drive options in the far East

Back to Japan: there goes the swift with three Powertrain at the start, all of which are integrated into a new, lighter and more rigid platform called "Heartect". A mild hybrid system, a 1.2 liter gasoline engine, as well as an RS variant with 1.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engines are available. Transmission options include a five-speed manual transmission or a new six-speed automatic. Suzuki does not yet call specifications and performance.

Interior updates and more security features

Also in terms of safety, East will be upgraded in the far. With on board, a security package that consists of an emergency brake assist system with multi collision brake, as well as an adaptive speed control system is optional. It remains classic circular instruments behind the steering wheel. In between is a color display. In addition, the climate controls with their digital displays in the buttons recall the system of some Audi models.

The possible drives of the Europe version

What drives and equipment we can here count in Europe, is not yet known. However, apply as that also here the 1.2 litre suction petrol engine 94 HP (in the eco +-version there are 90 HP) as basic engine must be used. Also, the 111 PS strong 1.0 liter three-cylinder, which is used in the Baleno, should consider under the swift hood. In the swift sport we expect then with the 1.4 liter four-cylinder from the Vitara. His performance? 140 PS.(ML)