Suzuki’s additional ’emotional’ next-gen Swift supermini leaks out ahead of 2017 reveal, with curvy styling and hybrid mannequin
With the first batch of spyshots of the 2017 Suzuki Swift circulating earlier this yr, new Japanese brochure photographs have surfaced on-line exhibiting the supermini’s design with out camouflage.
The brochure photographs, reported to be actual by a Suzuki spokesperson, current the Ford Fiesta rivals’ angular new kind in full. The model new Swift will sit alongside the platform-sharing Baleno throughout the differ, nevertheless is classed as a result of the part’s additional ‘pleasurable’ offering, which implies a sharper design and sportier stance for the surface.
The model new Swift photographs moreover reveal that the Swift might be obtainable in Japan with entrance or four-wheel drive and with Suzuki’s SHVS 48v delicate hybrid system. It is not clear however whether or not or not every variant throughout the brochure will make it to the UK, nevertheless everyone knows the 1.Zero-litre Boosterjet three-cylinder turbo petrol will. A diesel is unlikely, nonetheless.
Based mostly on UK product sales and promoting director Dale Wyatt, the simply these days launched Baleno takes care of the “rational end” of Suzuki’s small vehicle differ. This has allowed the mannequin to make the next Swift “relatively extra emotional and expressive”, with softer curves and a lower roofline, plus an adaptation of the wraparound glasshouse.
As confirmed in our distinctive image and the brochure pictures, the next Swift might be barely longer, lower and wider than the current vehicle, providing a small enhance in practicality. “Lightness and a pleasurable drive can be the main focus,” Wyatt instructed Auto Particular. “Having the smart Baleno permits us to take a look on the dynamics of Swift.”
We’ll moreover anticipate a giant weight saving over the current Swift whatever the elevated proportions, due to the model new lightweight chassis it shares with the Baleno. Entry-level cars should weigh spherical 900kg, which is ready to ship benefits to gasoline monetary system, emissions and effectivity.
A Swift Sport will observe in 2018 powered by the 138bhp 1.4-litre Boosterjet four-cylinder turbo petrol from the Vitara S. That’s an an identical vitality output to the current Sport, nevertheless a torque improve and diminished kerbweight will enhance acceleration. There might be relatively extra scope for personalisation and individuality with the model new Swift, too, with various exterior and inside customisation choices.
No matter this, as always with Suzuki, value for money will proceed to be a priority and prices should maintain close to the current vehicle’s £eight,999 starting decide. Nonetheless, it stays to be seen whether or not or not the company will stick to probably the most reasonably priced SZ2 trim stage.
A reveal at subsequent yr’s Geneva Motor Current is making an attempt increasingly more most likely, although the model new Swift isn’t on account of go on sale throughout the UK until the summer season.