The 2024 Suzuki Swift has been revealed and, unsurprisingly, it seems equivalent to the idea revealed days in the past on the Tokyo motor present.
Suzuki Japan has launched some particulars of its new mild hatch forward of gross sales starting in that market. It’s anticipated to launch right here throughout 2024, however we’ve contacted Suzuki Australia for extra particular launch timing.
The corporate has solely confirmed one powertrain to this point: a 1.2-litre three-cylinder, mated with a repeatedly variable transmission and that includes a mild-hybrid system.
Extra detailed specs have but to be launched.
Each front- and all-wheel drive configurations might be accessible, however as with an awesome many AWD Japanese vehicles we don’t anticipate to see an all-paw Swift right here.
The present Swift is obtainable right here with a 1.2-litre 4, a 1.0-litre turbo three-pot, plus a 1.4-litre turbo 4 within the flagship Sport. It’s unclear if the latter two engines will nonetheless be accessible within the new era.
The idea measures 3860mm lengthy, 1695mm broad, and 1500mm tall on a 2450mm wheelbase.
These measurements make it 15mm longer, 40mm narrower and 5mm taller on an equivalent wheelbase to the outgoing mannequin, and we don’t anticipate them to alter considerably for the manufacturing car.
Inside, there’s a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite tv for pc navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In Japan, the Swift will even be supplied with Suzuki Join, a related car subscription service that permits you to, amongst different issues, remotely examine the standing of your car.
The entrance seats have extra bolstering, and the Swift is accessible with uncommon textured white appliques throughout the sprint and doorways.
The guide handbrake has been dropped in favour of an electrical parking brake, and there’s additionally an auto maintain perform.
The brand new Swift is anticipated to make use of a modified model of the present ‘Heartect’ platform to assist conform to extra stringent security requirements.
There’s a wider vary of lively security and driver help options, powered by a mix of ultrasonic sensors, a millimetre wave radar and a monocular digital camera.
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with car, pedestrian, bicycle owner and motorcyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise management with cease/go and lane centring
- Adaptive high-beam
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Driver consideration monitoring
- Lane-keep help
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Encompass-view digital camera
- Visitors signal recognition
Along with the same old black, white and gray shades, Suzuki will supply a collection of extra distinctive finishes. These embrace Cool Yellow, Frontier Blue Pearl, Caravan Ivory Pearl, Flame Orange Pearl and Burning Crimson Pearl.
Patrons can even go for a contrasting black roof.
Suzuki’s designers have been conservative with the brand new Swift, with the newest mannequin representing one other cautious evolution of the unique 2004 reboot.
There may be one key visible change, nonetheless: the rear door handles are now not situated within the C-pillar.
As an alternative, the deal with sits on the door, slightly below a brand new, extra outstanding aspect crease. In any other case, the car is stylistically similar to the outgoing mannequin, if with barely sharper detailing.
The Swift has even larger significance to the Australian market following Suzuki Australia’s axing of the Baleno, which didn’t meet ADR 85/00 aspect impression requirements in its up to date guise.
That leaves Suzuki with only one mild hatch to do battle with the top-selling MG 3, in addition to the likes of the Mazda 2 and Volkswagen Polo. The Swift is at the moment the model’s finest vendor, with 5827 examples offered to the tip of October, however is a distant second to the MG 3 (13,497 gross sales).