A Sneak Peek at the Future Suzuki Swift

Suzuki recently revealed the new Swift at the Japan Mobility Show (formerly known as the Tokyo Motor Show). Even though Suzuki calls it a concept, the car looks ready for production and should be officially introduced as a production model soon.

The next-generation Swift has a fresh design. It’s more curvy than before, giving it a sporty look. It now has angular LED headlights with L-shaped LED daytime running lights, which make it look athletic. The front grille has a glossy black border and is smaller in size. The back of the car has also seen significant changes, including a sharper rear bumper and LED taillights with a distinctive C-shaped design. The rear door handles are now on the doors, unlike the previous model where they were on the C-pillars.

Inside the car, the changes continue. The dashboard has been redesigned, and it features a touchscreen infotainment system placed above the central air vents. There are more buttons around the center of the steering wheel, and the circular controls for the air conditioning have been replaced with toggle-like switches and buttons. The instrument cluster is not entirely digital; there is still an analog dial next to a multi-information display.

The new Swift concept is about 3,860 millimeters long, 1,695 millimeters wide, 1,500 millimeters tall, and it has a wheelbase of 2,450 millimeters. These dimensions are quite similar to the current Swift, which shares the same wheelbase, width, and height, but it’s 30 millimeters shorter.

Suzuki has not provided details about the powertrain options for the Swift yet. While it’s said to have new Z-series and hybrid powertrains for the global market, the versions available in different regions might continue to use the K-series 1.2-liter petrol engine. One interesting detail is that the Swift showcased at the show was equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), indicating that safety features are likely to see significant improvements.