Suzuki Swift 2017
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Japanese carmaker Suzuki has been working on the next generation Swift hatchback. The new Swift was caught testing under camouflage several times this year in Europe. Now, ahead of its expected debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, the engine and specification details of the hatchback have been leaked.

The next generation Swift will be powered by a four-cylinder 1.2-litre Dualjet diesel engine and three cylinder 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine, reports the Japanese motoring blog on Livedoor. The diesel engine will be available in two configurations, one with five-speed manual transmission and, the second with SHVS mild-hybrid mated to CVT transmission. In both configurations, the Swift will develop 90bhp. 

As for the petrol mill, the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine is the same unit that is going to power the Baleno RS in India. The engine will develop 100bhp, and will come mated to six-speed automatic gearbox. The report also says the top-end petrol version will flaunt radar brake support (RBS), curtain airbags, and automatic headlamps.

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.

Suzuki is expected to experiment with the design and features of the new Swift since the Baleno has replaced it as the flagship hatchback for the car maker. The new Swift will be positioned below Baleno and the upcoming Gujarat manufacturing facility will be the base plant for the new Swift.

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