Suzuki has revealed its all new Swift ahead of the Geneva Motor Show for its home market. Looking like a sleeker evolution of its predecessor, the new car looks more menacing to us thanks to it being very slightly longer (+10mm) and shorter ( -10mm).
Three engine options are available. Starting with the base engine, a 1.2-litre 90bhp twin-injector Dualjet NA four-cylinder can be found in the cheapest variant while eco-minded buyers will want a mild hybrid version of the same engine that is paired with a 3bhp/50Nm DC synchronous electric motor. The hybrid variant is said to be able to do better than 25km/L.
Keen drivers will be more interested in the last engine found in the RSt variant though. Also a three cylinder, this turbocharged 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine puts out a decent 101bhp and 150Nm of torque from 1,700 to 4,500 rpm. It should make the new Swift, which is said to weigh between 840kg and 970kg, pretty brisk. Sadly, the turbo model only comes with a six-speed automatic.
The new Swift is set to go on sale in Japan on January 4 ahead of its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.