Reports suggest that the 4th generation Suzuki Swift could make its international debut as soon as in 2022. Here is a speculative rendering of the new model
The current third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was first unveiled in 2016, and it continues to be a popular hatchback combination of very well balanced ride and handling, peppy and efficient engine, attractive prices. Coupled that with Maruti’s large sales and service network makes it one of the go-to buys in its segment. However, reports from Japanese media suggest that Suzuki is developing the next-generation model of the Swift, and will be unveiled sometime in 2022. Today we have this render which imagines what the next-gen Swift may look like.
The render above has been uploaded by BestCarWeb, Japan which gives a general idea of how the all-new Maruti Swift may look like. You’ll notice that the silhouette remains largely similar to the current Swift, but it now comes with a lower sculpted bonnet, bigger radiator grille, sharper LED headlights and LED DRLs, slim LED fog lights on the front. The side profile of this Swift render also gets new broader shoulder lines, and the lower character line is inspired by the last-gen Mercedes vehicles. The rear-door handles are still hidden on the rear quarter glass area, but they are of a taller design now. Overall, this render looks more of an evolution of the current design, which is no bad thing as the current Swift is a great looker.
The next-gen Maruti Swift will most likely be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine which will be coming in India with the facelifted third-gen Swift this year. The engine makes peak power and torque figures of 90 PS and 113 Nm respectively, and it is mated to a 5-speed manual. A more interesting choice may be a hybrid version of the 1.2-litre petrol unit which is speculated to be an option you can choose for the Maruti Swift. A full-hybrid unit was showcased at the 2020 Indian AutoExpo, though it is yet to be confirmed whether it is this version or a mild hybrid version instead. The full hybrid system is expected to offer better fuel-efficiency figures. The Swift also gets a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit as well globally. The Indian version of the upcoming Swift will be offered with an AMT while globally it will be offered with a CVT.
Prices for the current Maruti Swift start from Rs 5.19 lakh for the base LXI trim, going up to Rs 8.02 lakh for the top tier ZXI AMT Plus. All prices are ex-showroom, India.