2017 Suzuki Swift spied testing in Europe

30/04/2016 - 19:49 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will go on sale in 2017

The current, third generation Suzuki Swift (Suzuki YP6), sold as Maruti Suzuki Swift in India, was officially revealed in June 2010. In 2013, it received a facelift with very minor revisions.

2017 Suzuki Swift spy shot
The next-gen Swift will be based on the Baleno's high-rigidity and lightweight new-generation platform.

Sometime next year, the fourth generation Suzuki Swift will go on sale. It's currently under development and being tested on public roads in a production body, as seen in these spy shots which seem to have been clicked somewhere in Europe, courtesy Auto Plus.

The next-gen 2017 Suzuki Swift's Sport variant leaked in official renderings last month and was previewed this month in a clearer rendering by IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania. The all-new Swift will be based on the Baleno's high-rigidity and lightweight new-generation platform, and comes with a completely new dashboard design. It will be interesting to see how the company positions it next to the Baleno, although what's expected as of now is that the Swift will be a slightly cheaper and more fun to drive offering of the two. The Sport variant will continue being the range-topper, with its price exceeding the Baleno's.

2017 Suzuki Swift test mule spy shot
The next-gen Swift will likely be offered with 1.2L DUALJET and 1.0L BOOSTERJET petrol as well as a new diesel engine developed by Suzuki.

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Reports say that the next-gen Swift will be offered with the 1.2-litre DUALJET four-cylinder petrol engine which promises sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions rating with/without the SHVS mild-hybrid system and the 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET three-cylinder petrol engine from the Baleno. The 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET four-cylinder petrol engine from the Vitara could be the heart of the next-gen Swift Sport.

Expect the new Swift on the European market next year, and in India a few months after its European release.

[Image Source 1: Auto Plus, Image Source 2: Auto Plus]

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