2018 Suzuki Swift teased in Thailand ahead of launch next month
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift will hit the Thai market next month. The company has commenced promotional activities and has released a teaser video in the build-up to the launch of the all-new Swift in Thailand.
Shorter, wider and lower than its predecessor, the all-new Thai-spec Suzuki Swift should measure around 3,840 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height. It will have a 2,450 mm wheelbase. Local media reports say that Suzuki will offer it with the K12C 1.2-litre Dualjet engine. This naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol mill produces 91 PS and 118 Nm of torque in the JDM-spec version, but in the Euro-spec version, it is tuned to deliver 90 PS and 120 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission will send power to the wheels.
On the outside, the 2018 Suzuki Swift will feature LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, honeycomb mesh grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, pillar-mounted (rear) door handles and LED rear combination lamps. Touchscreen infotainment system, instrument cluster with red highlights, automatic climate control, flat-bottom steering wheel and keyless engine start button are some of the main expected features.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift will compete with the likes of Honda Jazz, Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2 in Thailand. The outgoing model’s prices range from 4,42,000-5,99,000 (INR 8,84,797.74-11,99,081.11). The 2018 Suzuki Swift is likely to fall in a similar price bracket.