Brochure leaks are an integral part of the teasing campaign these days, so we’re not overly surprised the 2017 Suzuki Swift has been “leaked” over to the Internet.
According to a Japanese-market catalogue, the town dweller has a nicer design than ever before – as well as a new hybrid option. We’re talking about an all-new generation, so we’re actually not surprised the architecture includes an option for a hybridized powertrain. The new Swift is a member of the township society, so the trends are easily observable – big, swept back headlights and a large, hexagonal grille. The lower element of the bumper seems ready to host a splitter on sporty variants. With blacked out pillars the Swift wears a floating roof while the rear has a crease stretched across the tailgate, a detail mirroring the closely-related Suzuki Baleno.
We can see the Swift remaining one of the friendliest “superminis” on the market – and there’s apparently a confirmation that its three-door version has been axed, according to market trends. While the information is in Japanese, we can still make out there’s a hybrid version, equipped with a naturally-aspirated, 1.2-liter, four-cylinder Dualjet motor linked to an electric motor. In addition, most versions can be hooked to all wheel drive, except for the sporty RS. The RSt packs a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, turbocharged Boosterjet engine, delivering around 112 horsepower (82 kilowatts), linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.