Sharing floor space with the new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show is the 2017 Suzuki Swift with a dual tone paint scheme. The new generation Swift debuted in Japan in December and is now on sale in Europe.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift dual tone sports a combination of speedy metallic blue body panels with a Premium Silver Metallic Roof. It sits on 16-inch polished multi-spoke alloy wheels. The honeycomb grille with the horizontal blue insert just above the number plate is offered as an accessory. The standard grille features closely spaced black louvers. The 2017 Suzuki Swift dual tone also gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps in its highest-spec trim. An all-black treatment has been meted out to the cabin of the hatchback. Highlights include a flat bottom steering wheel, circular air con controls with integrated display, and a 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system.
The variant on display at IAA 2017 comes with the 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET engine and SHVS mild-hybrid system. Maximum power and torque outputs stand at 82 kW (109.20 hp) and 170 Nm respectively. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. A non-hybrid version of the same engine can be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission as well. Suzuki Germany offers the Swift with a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol with a power and torque output of 66 kW (88.47 hp) and 120 Nm respectively. There's only a 5-speed manual transmission available. However, the 1.2-litre Dualjet model can be ordered with the AllGrip 4WD system.
For Europe, Suzuki manufactures the Swift at the Sagara Plant in Japan. Production will soon commence in India, where the 2018 Maruti Swift is expected to go on sale sometime in the first quarter of the calendar year 2018.