Suzuki has started trials of the all-new fourth-generation Swift. The car has been spied on European roads. The new Swift is believed to be using a modified version of the Heartect platform in order to conform to more modern safety standards.
A closer look at the spy photos does reveal definite changes in the next-generation model, which appears to be sleeker than the current-generation model.
Up front, the cutout of the bonnet itself differs from the current generation. It gets a bigger honeycomb-mesh grille and a bigger and restyled LED headlamps.
On the side, the next Swift appears to have a more swoopy roofline. The biggest change is with the rear door handles that are now placed on a more conventional spot, as opposed to the current model’s configuration that’s hiding on the C-pillar.
Interestingly, the Matte Black alloy wheels of the test mule somewhat resemble the second Swift that was sold in India earlier albeit with some minor tweaks.
The next-gen model will have a more trapezoidal rear windshield. A set of revamped taillights is also expected plus there are now reflectors on the lower rear bumper.
While it is not clear when the model will arrive exactly in India, it will surely up its game by sharing the new-generation features from the recent launches by Maruti Suzuki, such as Baleno and Brezza. The list of features will become longer, with new bits like a bigger 9-inch Smartplay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charger, head-up display, six airbags and more.
The engine option will continue to be the same 1.2-litre four-cylinder K12C Dualjet petrol engine powering the current version of the Swift. Available with both 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options, this engine produces 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque.