Significant number of changes inside an evolutionary exterior.
Suzuki Motor Co had unveiled the fourth generation 2017 Suzuki Swift in Japan yesterday. It will go on sale in January 4 in Japan, while the Euro-spec model will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Here's a brief pictorial comparison between new Swift and the outgoing model.
2017 Suzuki Swift Design
As the Swift is one of Suzuki's best selling vehicles worldwide, it's not surprising that product planners instructed the design team to keep the design familiar. Yet, there are elements borrowed from the Suzuki Baleno as well as unique highlights that collectively give it a fresh look.
Top variants get features LED auto headlamps, LED DRLs, halogen fog lamps, 16-inch alloy rims with diamond cut finish, ORVM-mounted turn indicators and reverse parking sensors with camera.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift measures 3,840 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,500 mm/1,525 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Swift is 10 mm shorter in overall length, 10 mm shorter in height and has a 20 mm longer wheelbase, while width is identical.
2017 Suzuki Swift Interior
The interior has more significant changes than the exterior; offering a premium yet sporty cabin experience. It's also simpler, with far fewer buttons and dials. The fatter centre console is taken up by the 7 inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, and round dials with displays for the climate control system.
Other changes include a new multifunction 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, sportier instrument cluster with a new multi-info color display, and new upholstery options. It is also available with the option of a Safety Pack, which comprises of Dual Camera Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and speed limiter.
2017 Suzuki Swift Engine & Gearbox
The new Swift retains the K12C 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 91 PS (3 PS less powerful) and 118 Nm of torque. There’s a mild-hybrid variant which combines the same 1.2 petrol engine with a WA05A electric motor that generates 3.1 PS and 50 Nm. The two variants can be had with a 5-speed manual or CVT.
The newest addition to the engine lineup is, unsurprisingly, the K10C 1.0-litre three-cylinder Boosterjet (turbocharged) petrol engine that produces 102 PS and 150 Nm. It's only available with a 6-speed automatic.