[Video] This is the 2017 Suzuki Swift for Japan image

The fourth generation of the all-new Swift has been made official at home in Japan – but we’re not expecting major revisions for the European market version.

The new generation comes with an even cuter exterior design – and we bet it will remain a favorite among the ladies – and there’s also a more upscale cabin to keep up with the rivals. The Swift remains an attractive city dweller even though it features a truly evolutionary design – though it’s nothing to fret about as its three predecessors have been improving over time as well. Suzuki hasn’t shared a great deal of details so far, though the Japanese version is coming to dealers on January 4th – and the JDM-spec Swift in RS trim will use a turbocharged 1.0-liter engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. No official performance figures, but from previous leaks we think it will boast 112 hp (82 kW).


At home in Japan the Swift will be available in no less than six different trim levels: RSt, Hybrid RS, RS, Hybrid ML, XL, and XG. So the Swift can be had – depending on the version – with a five-speed manual, a six-speed auto, and a continuously variable transmission. There are also front and all-wheel drive versions, while a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter engine is offered next to the 1.0-liter unit. Suzuki is also offering an optional “Safety Package” with a Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system, for the first time ever with the brand. It uses a monocular camera with a laser sensor and high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control – and the pack will be available on all versions save for the XG.