Suzuki held the global premiere of the new Swift at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift is based on the all-new HEARTECT platform, which is lighter. In total, the Suzuki Swift is now 120 kg lighter than before, which means a kerb weight of just 890 kg. The new Swift is also 10 mm shorter than the outgoing model, while its wheelbase is 20 mm longer, which will translate into more interior room.
The design is more of an evolution than revolution but we are not complaining. The suttle curves have made it an appealing little hatch. The 2017 Suzuki Swift now uses LED headlamps encircled by extension bezels. Tail lamps use a light guide rod and inner lens, with LED brake lamps. The top trim will ride on 16-inch alloys while other variants will get 15-inch rims.
On the inside, the Swift will come with all the modern bells and whistles. A multi-information 4.2-inch colour TFT LCD display for showing vehicle status and performance.
A Bluetooth compatible Smartphone Linkage Display unit with a 7-inch touchscreen and a MP3/WMA/ACC-compatible USB port and an SD card slot. The meter cluster features either a colour or monochrome LCD in the centre, with a water temperature sub-gauge within one of its two main gauges and a fuel sub-gauge within the other, or a segment display.
For the European market, the company is offering two engine options. The 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine will produce output of 111 PS and offers 170 Nm of torque while the 1.2-litre Dualjet develops 90PS. Suzuki’s ALLGRIP ‘AUTO’ four-wheel drive system is available as an option on the SZ5 model with 1.2-litre engine. Both the engines will be available with an option of 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Swift will be available in seven body colours, including a vivid and deep “Burning Red Pearl Metallic” and “Speedy Blue Metallic”, along with four combinations of two-tone colouring.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift is expected to be launched in India later this year.