Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki has been working on the 2017 Swift hatchback. The car was caught testing under camouflage livery this year in Europe. It is expected that the next-gen hatchback will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The next-gen Swift will be powered by 1.2-litre four cylinder Dualjet diesel engine and 1-litre three cylinder Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine.
The diesel variant will be offered in two trims, one with five-speed manual gearbox and the SHVS mild hybrid variant will be available in CVT transmission.
As far as petro unit is concerned, it's the same engine which will be employed in the Baleno RS. The engine will produce 100bhp and will be coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Reports suggest that the top of the line petrol variant will be equipped with radar brake support (RBS), automatic headlamps and curtain airbags.
The new Swift is expected to have more aggressive design compared to the current model. The new hatchback will get floating roofline similar to the Vitara Brezza. The front fascia of the car will get some more detailing.
The front end will feature large hexagonal grille and air intakes. The headlamp design is inspired by the Baleno hatchback with projector lights and daytime running LED's. The interior will feature new dashboard and flat bottom steering wheel.
Suzuki is expected to try new design and features in the next-gen Swift. Currently Baleno is the flagship model of Japanese automaker hence Swift will be slotted below the Baleno.
The new Swift will be manufactured at the Gujarat manufacturing facility and will be the primary plant for the new hatchback.