Suzuki Shows 4th Gen Swift Ahead of Anticipated 2024 Launch
October 3, 2023
Suzuki has unveiled a preview of its new Swift model, indicating a design evolution from previous versions. The model is set to be showcased at the Japan Mobility Show from October 26 to November 5, 2023.
The new Swift retains some design features of the current model, with a noticeable crease above the door handles and traditional door handles positioned below the rear belt line. A noticeable change includes a more compact grille, complemented by a black contrast roof.
The Swift's design has seen moderate changes since its global introduction in 2004, primarily targeting the European market. The upcoming Swift may incorporate features from the existing 'Heartect' platform, aligned with up-to-date safety standards. Key safety features in the concept include autonomous emergency braking, an adaptive high-beam, and a driver monitoring system.
While engine specifics are yet to be disclosed, there is mention of a possible mild-hybrid system. The current European Swift model houses a 1.2-litre engine coupled with a 12V mild-hybrid system. In Australia, options exclude the 12V system but include a 1.2-litre engine and a turbocharged 1.0-litre variant.
As per the latest data, Suzuki has sold 4,615 Swift units in Australia until the end of August, compared to the MG 3 which registered 10,642 sales.
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