The Japanese automaker has presented the next generation Swift and Swift Sport models during a dealer presentation sometimes earlier this year and the secret proved too much for those eager to spill the beans.
The presentation took place in France and from there we get to see the supermini from Suzuki that has decided to change clothes and bring to the market a new generation soon. The brand’s newest styling language has been snatched from the Baleno and the transition brings a floating roofline. The model also appears to go for concealed rear door handles sitting in the area of the blacked out C-pillars for a discrete sporty coupe-like appearance. The differences in terms of visual cues compared to the outgoing model are easy to spot and become even more obvious when talking about the white car, which is the Swift Sport. This one comes with a massive, hexagonal grille with larger air intakes on the sides as part of the new bumper that is also adorned with a spoiler lip. The models feature a different headlight design compared to the current generation and the Sport version also have LED daylight running lights. The Sport is also differentiated through the larger wheels, chromed dual exhaust tips, reworked taillight design and protruding roof-mounted spoiler. The regular Swift meanwhile has the LED DRLs right above the fog lights while front is a tad less dynamic.
The changes between the two models inside the cabin aren’t so obvious anymore, with red or white trim accents. There’s a shared flat-bottomed steering wheel and three rotary knobs for the climate control system. We also noticed a decently sized display for the infotainment system and most likely it will feature AUX and USB connectivity. The powertrain options are expected to include a base naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter DUALJET with 90 horsepower (66 kilowatts) and 89 pound-feet (120 Newton meters) of torque, followed by a new turbocharged 1.0-liter gasoline producing 112 hp (82 kW) and 126 lb-ft (170 Nm). The Swift Sport will be the most powerful, with a bigger turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder sprinting to the party with 140 hp (103 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque.