All-new Suzuki Swift reaches North America.
Suzuki has teased the 2017 Suzuki Swift in Mexico ahead of an expected imminent launch. The company's Mexican subsidiary has already received the shipment of first units of the new generation Suzuki Swift.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift is the company's latest attempt at the sub-compact hatchback segment after the Suzuki Baleno in 2015. The fourth generation Swift rides on a new lightweight and rigid platform called 'Heartect'. This is the same platform that underpins the Baleno, and it's 30 kg lighter than the previous generation model's platform.
The all-new Suzuki Swift measures 3,840 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,495 mm/1,520 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. Featuring an evolutionary design, the supermini is now 20 mm shorter, 40 mm wider and 15 mm lower, and has a 20 mm longer wheelbase. The generation leap has seen the hatchback, now made exclusively in 5-door form, dropping a substantial 120 kg in weight.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift is offered in the international markets with the K12C 1.2-litre Dualjet naturally aspirated four-cylinder and the K10C 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engines. Customers in other markets can opt these engines with a mild-hybrid system, but in Mexico, local media reports say the fuel-sipper is unlikely to come. The petrol engines are available with a continuously variable transmission, a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. European markets and Japan also offer an all-wheel drive option.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift is offered with features like full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, hidden rear door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, 4.2-inch TFT LCD MID, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, automatic climate control, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
It is reported that Maruti Suzuki will start production of the 2017 Maruti Swift at the wholly Japanese-owned plant in Gujarat in October 2017. Sales of the all-new Maruti Swift could kick-off towards the end of the year or in early 2018.