Before its grand reveal at the Japan Mobility Show, scheduled from October 26 to November 5, Suzuki has given us a sneak peek at the upcoming Swift. This teaser, known as the ‘Swift Concept,’ offers a glimpse of what’s in store for the next-generation Suzuki Swift, expected to make its debut shortly. Interestingly, this show car is bound to be a focal point, particularly as one of the few combustion vehicles showcased at the event.
2024 Suzuki Swift Concept Near to Final Version
Although Suzuki is currently labeling this vehicle as a concept, its design elements are quite restrained, and it strongly resembles the existing model, hinting strongly at it being close to the final production version. However, it’s worth noting that the current model’s concealed door handles have been omitted. Regarding technical specifications, Suzuki has not yet provided details. Nevertheless, they have mentioned the inclusion of a ‘dual sensor brake support’ for the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, active high beams, and a driver-monitoring system.
The upcoming next-generation Suzuki Swift is set to introduce several new technological features, including a spacious 9.0-inch infotainment system, a more contemporary instrument cluster display, wireless phone charging capabilities, a convenient head-up display, and a comprehensive 360-degree camera system.
Hybrid Powertrains for Global Markets
On a global scale, the Suzuki Swift primarily serves as a compact car offering tailored for developed markets such as Japan, Europe, and Australia. Notably, with the discontinuation of the Baleno due to ADR 85 side impact regulations, the Swift will become the sole entrant from the automaker in the small car segment of the Australian car market.
The upcoming next-generation Suzuki Swift will build upon the existing ‘Heartect’ platform. Internationally, it may retain some of the existing engine options. For instance, in Europe, the Swift will offer a 1.2-liter petrol engine with 81.80 hp and 107 Nm of torque, featuring a 12-volt mild-hybrid system. The sportier Euro-spec variant will boast a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with 127.4 hp and 245 Nm of torque, equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. In India, the Swift is likely to continue with the 1.2-liter K-Series engine, producing 88.5 hp and 113 Nm of torque. However, it might receive mild retuning and a micro-hybrid system to enhance fuel efficiency.
India to Get New-Gen Dzire Before New Swift
In India, it’s expected that the new-generation Dzire will make its debut before the arrival of the new Swift. Notably, the sedan version of the current-generation Swift was introduced in India a year prior to the arrival of the third-generation Swift in the country. Following the typical product lifecycle, it’s likely that the new Dzire will hit the Indian market ahead of the new Swift.
Just like the Swift, the Dzire is equipped with a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated K-series petrol engine. It offers transmission choices including a 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT. Additionally, there’s a CNG variant available, which delivers 76 hp and 98 Nm of power and torque.