Internationally, the new generation Suzuki Swift will be available with hybrid options. India, though, will first receive the new Dzire
Prior to its official unveiling at the Japan Mobility Show from October 26 to November 5, Suzuki has released a few images of the upcoming Swift. Dubbed ‘Swift Concept’, the compact car is a pre-cursor to the new generation Suzuki Swift set to debut very soon. Also, the show car is sure to become a prominent attraction and notably one of the rare combustion vehicles on display.
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2024 Suzuki Swift Concept Near to Final Version
While Suzuki is currently labeling the vehicle as a concept, its restrained design elements and resemblance to the existing model strongly hint at it being near the final production version. However, it’s worth noting that the concealed door handles seen on the current model have been omitted. As for technical specifications, Suzuki is yet to release details. However they there will be an inclusion of a ‘dual sensor brake support’ for the AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) system, active high beams, and a driver-monitoring system.
The upcoming new generation Suzuki Swift is poised to introduce several new technological features, including a 9.0-inch infotainment system, more modern instrument cluster display, wireless phone charging capabilities, a head-up display, and a 360-degree camera.
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Hybrid Powertrains for Global Markets
In terms of its global positioning, the Suzuki Swift primarily serves as a compact car offering for developed markets like Japan, Europe, and Australia. With the discontinuation of the Baleno due to ADR 85 side impact regulations, the Swift will become the carmaker’s only entry in the small car segment of Australian car market.
The upcoming new generation Suzuki Swift will build upon the existing ‘Heartect’ platform. Internationally, it could even retain some of the engine options. In Europe, though, the Swift will be available with a 81.80 hp/107 Nm 1.2-liter petrol engine equipped with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system. The sportier Euro-spec variant will get 127.4 hp/ 245Nm 1.4-liter turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. In India, the Swift will likely continue with the 1.2-litre K-Series motor developing 88.5 hp/113Nm. However, it could get mild-returning and a micro-hybrid system for optimum fuel efficiency.
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India to Get New-Gen Dzire Before New Swift
India, meanwhile, will likely get the new-gen Dzire before the new Swift hits our shores. The sedan derivative of the current-get Swift was launched in India a year before the third-ten Swift arrived here. Going by the product lifecycle, the new Dzire should arrive here sooner than the new Swift. Like the Swift, the Dzire comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated K-series petrol engine. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT. Furthermore, there’s a CNG variant which produces 76 hp and 98 Nm of power and torque.