Suzuki Confirms 2024 Swift for Australia: Get the Full Scoop Here!

Matt Brand
December 7, 2023
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In 2024, Australian automotive enthusiasts will witness the arrival of the new generation Suzuki Swift, a significant update to one of Suzuki's best-selling vehicles. Suzuki has confirmed that details on pricing, features, specifications, and the official release date will be announced later, maintaining a veil of anticipation around this much-awaited launch.

The new Swift, previewed at the Tokyo motor show and recently detailed by Suzuki Japan, will feature a new engine designed to enhance driving performance. This latest model will come equipped with evolved safety technology, characteristic of Suzuki's commitment to vehicle safety. At its heart is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, paired with either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. A mild-hybrid system will be an available option, offering an eco-friendlier choice.

In terms of power, the new engine delivers 60kW and 108Nm of torque, which is a slight decrease from the current Australian-market Swift's 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 66kW and 120Nm. The upcoming model will be available in front- and all-wheel drive configurations in Japan, though it's expected that the Australian market will primarily see the front-wheel drive variant.

Dimensionally, the Swift has seen some changes. It now measures 3860mm in length, 1695mm in width, and 1500mm in height, resting on a 2450mm wheelbase. These measurements indicate a modest increase in length and height but a reduction in width compared to the outgoing model. Inside, the Swift is modernized with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Interiors of the new Swift feature bolstered front seats and an updated aesthetic with textured white appliques across the dashboard and doors. Replacing the manual handbrake is an electric parking brake, complemented by an auto hold function. The safety infrastructure of the Swift is built on a modified version of the current 'Heartect' platform, adhering to stringent safety standards. The comprehensive range of active safety and driver assist features includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with various detections, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist, among others.

Suzuki also plans to diversify the color palette for the Swift, introducing shades like Cool Yellow and Burning Red Pearl, with some models featuring a contrasting black roof. This evolution in design follows Suzuki's philosophy of gradual, careful enhancement, evident in the revised placement of the rear door handles and a more pronounced side crease.

With the discontinuation of the Baleno in Australia, the Swift's launch becomes even more pivotal for Suzuki. Competing against the likes of the MG 3, Mazda 2, and Volkswagen Polo, the Swift remains a crucial model in Suzuki's lineup, especially considering its status as the brand’s best seller.

As anticipation builds, Suzuki Australia is yet to announce the exact launch date for the Swift in the Australian market. The new Swift is set to offer a balanced combination of efficiency, modern technology, and safety, catering to the evolving preferences of Australian drivers. Further updates on the 2024 Suzuki Swift's arrival are eagerly awaited by the automotive community.

Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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