Suzuki has been working on the next generation of the Swift hatchback for quite some time now. The new Swift was caught testing under camouflage several times this year in Europe.
Suzuki will globally unveil the new Swift at the Paris Motor Show in September this year, reported Autoevolution. After the patent images of the new Swift were leaked online early this year, computer-generated renderings of the car have been floating on the internet.
The new Swift is expected to have a more stylish appearance than the current model. The hatchback is expected to get a floating roof design similar to the Vitara Brezza. The face will get some nips and tucks. It is expected to feature a large hexagonal grille and air intakes. The headlamps will be inspired from the Baleno hatchback with dedicated projector lamps and daytime running lights.
The interior of the car is expected to get a new dashboard and flat-bottomed steering wheel. The Japanese carmaker is expected to experiment with the design and features of the new Swift, since the company feels customers will make an 'emotional' choice in favour of the new model. The Baleno will be the flagship hatchback for the car maker and the new Swift will be positioned below the former.
In India, Maruti Suzuki is likely to continue with the familiar 1.2-litre K-series engine and the 1.3-litre diesel engine as well. The powertrain range may also get 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine. Suzuki will also launch the new Swift Sport in the international market next year. The firm's upcoming Gujarat manufacturing facility will be the base plant for the new Swift.
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