Test mules of the new Suzuki Swift have been spied testing in Netherlands, Europe. With the third generation of the Suzuki Swift now more than a decade old, the new generation Swift is expected to hit the global markets before early next year. What is interesting for us, is that the international updates to the Swift reflect in India very soon.
It looks like the new Swift will carry forward the essence of the hugely successful current generation car. From the heavily camouflaged spy shots, it seems that the fourth generation Swift will get a large radiator grille akin to the Suzuki Splash, also known as the Maruti Ritz in India. The headlamps look entirely new. The front bumper gets aggressive styling with the aero props on the lower lip protruding out of the front fascia.
The squatted stance and the flared wheel arches seem to have made it to the new car keeping the profile similar to the current generation car. The rear door handles have now moved to the C-pillar like the Chevrolet Beat giving it a 3-door hatch look. The tail gate gets a prominent crease just under the windscreen adding character to the redesigned rear.
The India-specific car might continue to get the engine options available on the current generation Swift – the 1.3-litre DDiS200 turbocharged diesel engine that develops 74bhp of power and the 1.2-litre 83bhp petrol engine. While the international car is touted to get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, it might also make it to India in case Maruti introduces it with the Baleno RS. The engines will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.