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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).

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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.