The all-new Suzuki Swift has been spotted tested on the road in recent spy shots, courtesy Car Scoops. The outgoing model has barely changed since it was launched in 2010 but its replacement promises sleeker looks and a range of more efficient engines.
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New Suzuki Swift – styling
These latest pictures suggest the new Swift will boast a completely fresh look. We expect the new car to take styling cues from the Suzuki Baleno hatchback, including a curvy front end and a lower roofline, to help mark it out from its predecessor. At the back, a new bulging bootlid and square brakelights should bring it more in-line with the rest of the Suzuki range.
The thin C-pillar behind the rear doors will feature a contrasting black section to give the new Swift a ‘floating roof’ – similar in style to the DS3. Images of early prototypes also confirm the new car should be available in both three and five-door forms. A future Swift Sport model will probably come fitted with its own distinctive bodykit and sit on a set of larger alloy wheels.
New Suzuki Swift – interior
The current Swift’s interior is getting a little long in the tooth but the new model will get a host of updated features that’ll help put it on par with its rivals. We believe the new model will feature a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system similar to the Baleno, shown above.
Some models will benefit from sporty trim inserts while all versions are expected to improve on the current car’s materials quality thanks to the use of numerous soft-touch plastics. A flat-bottomed steering wheel will feature on Swift Sport models, too.
New Suzuki Swift – engines and driving
The new model will probably come fitted with the excellent 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine currently available in the Baleno. A range of 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrol engines may also be offered, too. No details have been released about the Swift Sport but it’s likely to come fitted with a more efficient, and more powerful, unit than the current model’s non-turbocharged 1.6-litre unit.
All engines should provide excellent fuel economy but the 110hp 1.0-litre Boosterjet is likely to be the pick of the range. If specs are similar to the Baleno, it’ll return more than 60mpg and there’ll be no road tax to pay. This will make it one of the most efficient and cheap to run superminis on sale.
New Suzuki Swift – price and release date
In basic form, the current Swift can be yours from a reasonable £8,999 while top-of-the-range Swift Sport models cost more than £15,000 – we expect its replacement to carry similar price tags across the range.
The new Swift could arrive in showrooms in early 2017 but we expect its official launch to take place sometime in late 2016. If you’re looking for a Swift Sport, however, you’re in for a longer wait – it may not go on sale until several months after the standard model.
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New Suzuki Swift price, specs and release date (updated August 2016)
The new 2017 Suzuki Swift will bring updated looks and an improved interior to the value-packed supermini. Spy shots courtesy of CarScoops show a beefier Sport model undergoing on-road testing. Here’s what we know about it so far…
The new model is expected to go on sale some time in 2017 with prices mostly unchanged from the current model’s £8,999 entry-level cost.
2017 Suzuki Swift styling
A more aggressive styling approach can be seen in the Swift Sport spy shots, adding flared wheel arches, a larger front grille and air intakes. The sporty touches continue with a small roof spoiler and twin exhaust pipes at the rear.
The Swift looks set to feature chunkier styling, with a more sculpted front end and imposing grille giving the small car a refreshed, grown-up appearance. It’s not known whether the new model will have the pronounced shoulders seen in the spy shots.
2017 Suzuki Swift interior
The previous Swift’s interior was a little dull and dreary. We can expect a new, dominant infotainment display on the dash, better quality materials and similarly generous levels of standard equipment.
There’s likely to be fewer controls with more features given over to the infotainment system. The warm-hatch Sport model could feature additional chrome accents and badging, as well as a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel and sports seats.
2017 Suzuki Swift engines
A peppy engine is vital for a sporty supermini and it seems the Swift Sport will come with the same 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the Vitara S, which produces 140hp. We should expect a similar amount of power for the Swift Sport and a standard six-speed manual gearbox is likely too.
2017 Suzuki Swift price and release date
There’s no official release date so far for the Swift but it will probably be launched in mid-2017. Entry-level models should cost around the £9,000 mark but the Sport version could see prices increase to around £14,500 – slightly more than the current model.
2017 Suzuki Swift latest news (updated June 2016)
Leaked images from autoevolution appear to show an early prototype for the next generation Suzuki Swift. The current model is reaching the end of its life and these images could well be our first look at its replacement.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport styling
These leaked images show what could be a Suzuki design model or an early Swift prototype from a dealer conference ahead of an official launch in late 2016. The rounded shape of the current model has been ditched in favour of a sharper, more aggressive design. The two-piece grille has been replaced by a large hexagonal feature that surrounds both the badge and number plate.
The intakes with built-in fog lights are now larger and more heavily sculpted than the current car. The headlights are slightly smaller with a more angular design and appear to feature integrated daytime running lights.
The black-painted door pillars and contrasting roof colour are features carried over from the old model but a new rear pillar design helps makes the car look a little less heavy – it could also help improve rear visibility.
These photos appear to show both a silver Swift Sport model and a red standard car. The main differences appear to be a front chin spoiler, thick black side skirts and twin rear exhausts. Certain design features, such as the hidden rear door handle and redesigned rear lights, are shared by both versions.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport interior
The basic cabin layout of the Swift remains unchanged for the new model. A large built-in infotainment system dominates the centre console and the driver is presented with a simple instrument cluster with just two dials. The design does, however, look a little less utilitarian than the outgoing car thanks in part to a large contrasting strip running across the dashboard and around the gear lever.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport engines and driving
The new Swift will reportedly be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the option of a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Suzuki could also fit a hybrid system to the new Swift featuring a 1.2-litre engine paired with an electric motor to recovery energy lost when braking and assist during acceleration.
The Swift Sport could be fitted with a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in place of the old naturally aspirated 1.6-litre unit. This engine is currently fitted to the Vitara S where it produces 138hp.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport specs
No official specs have been confirmed for the new Swift but we can see from the interior shots that some models will receive an infotainment system and air conditioning. The current Swift offers good value for money with high levels of standard kit across the range and we expect the new car to be similarly well-equipped.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport price
Suzuki hasn’t announced any prices for the new Swift but we imagine it will cost broadly the same as the outgoing model. Entry-level cars should cost approximately £9,000 while top-spec versions will likely set you back around £14,000. The Swift Sport probably be priced between £14,000 and £15,000 depending on trim levels.
New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport release date
It has been reported that the new car could be launched towards the end of 2016 suggesting the new Swift will go on sale in early 2017. We will keep you updated with further information as soon as it becomes available.
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