2017 Suzuki Swift spied testing for the first time; 110 hp 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol could be added to existing engine line-up
The images of what will eventually be the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift were revealed last week and following that the comprehensively camouflaged test mule has been spotted running trials in the flesh in public yesterday. Ahead of its European market launch next year, the production version of the fourth-generation Swift hatchback is expected to make world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.
The heavily disguised prototype showed the hatchback’s silhouette and some unhidden parts such as the Chevy Beat-alike side window mounted rear door handles which stands in confirmation with the leaked pictures earlier. The overall shape of the body is more sculpted in comparison to the current generation Swift. The black painted C-pillar gives the impression of a floating roofline in a similar fashion to the Vitara Brezza subcompact SUV.
The front end will see distinctive revisions as the boldly configured single-frame hexagonal grille stretches to the lower portion of the revised bumper. The wheel arches have become more prominent with the black splitter, large alloy wheels and aggressive exhaust outlets at the rear make for a sportier stance.
The next generation Swift is clearly an evolution from the outgoing model with added styling confidence and road presence. The new projector headlamps are likely to feature LED Daytime Running Lights with squarish fog lamp housings as well. With minimal interior changes like a large touchscreen infotainment system and updated instrument cluster likely to come by, some of the important changes expected are in the mechanical side as the fourth-gen Swift will be built on a new, lighter and rigid platform that underpins the Baleno.
Eyeing a huge chunk of sales as like the current model, which is the third-best selling car in the country, when launched sometime next year, the 2017 Suzuki Swift is more likely to come with the powerful 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110 hp in the Baleno.
This will be placed alongside the regular variants powered by the naturally aspirated K-series petrol motors carried over from the existing model. The 1.3-litre Multijet diesel unit will have a new companion as the 1.5-litre diesel is believed to the added at a later time. The performance-based Swift Sport version is speculated to make international debut in late 2017, deriving power from the upgraded version of Vitara’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit with 138 hp for global markets.
2017 Suzuki Swift Spy Image Gallery
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