Listed here are some stay photographs of the fourth-generation Suzuki Swift at this 12 months’s Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS). First previewed by an idea in October 2023, the manufacturing model of the all-new hatchback was ultimately launched in Japan final December, with CVT variants being supplied initially. The vehicles pictured right here at TAS are with a five-speed handbook, which will probably be offered from January 17, 2024.
Like its predecessor, the newest Swift is constructed on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform however with elevated use of high-tensile metal plates and structural adhesives within the physique for higher dealing with and journey consolation. There are additionally extra baffle supplies and damping adhesive utilized to physique joints with a purpose to enhance quietness.
In fact, the factor that may get most individuals speaking is the redesigned exterior that sees the headlamps (with built-in J-shaped DRLs) be positioned beneath the extra rounded bonnet shut line. Different notable modifications embrace a redesigned clamshell-like bonnet, a smaller and rounded grille in addition to new fog lamp sections.
Alongside the edges, there’s a particular crease working from the bonnet in the direction of the taillights within the rear, which bear a revised form and C-shaped mild signature. By way of dimensions, the brand new Swift measures 3,860 mm lengthy, 1,695 mm vast, 1,500 mm tall and has a wheelbase of two,450 mm. These figures usually are not too completely different from the present Swift, which shares the identical wheelbase, width and peak, though the general size is down by 30 mm.
Inside, the overhauled dashboard sees the touchscreen infotainment system being positioned above the central air vents. The earlier mannequin’s round controls for air-conditioning system have additionally been changed with buttons and toggle-like switches, whereas the steering wheel positive factors extra buttons across the centre boss. No absolutely digital instrument cluster right here, as there are nonetheless analogue dials set beside a multi-info show.
In Japan, the Swift is obtainable in three grades, specifically the MZ, MX and XG. All three function a Z12E 1.2 litre naturally-aspirated inline-three petrol engine that gives 82 PS (80 hp or 60 kW) and 108 Nm of torque. Entrance- and all-wheel drive is obtainable for all the Swift vary, however solely the MX is obtainable with a selection of a five-speed handbook or CVT – the XG and MZ solely get a CVT.
It ought to be famous that the Z12E within the MX and MZ is completely different from the one within the XG because it comes with a light hybrid system, which provides a 3-Ah battery and WA06D electrical motor that may present an accelerative enhance of three.1 PS (3 hp or 2.3 kW) and 60 Nm when wanted.
The Swift is obtainable with adaptive cruise management, lane protecting help, lane departure warning and prevention, lead automobile departure notification, site visitors signal recognition, blind spot monitoring, rear cross site visitors alert, excessive beam help, driver monitoring, adaptive excessive beam, false begin suppression in addition to autonomous emergency braking.
Pricing for the Swift in Japan ranges from 1.727 million to 2.332 million yen (RM55,285 to RM74,652) earlier than producer choices. What do you consider the newest Swift? Do you want the brand new design of do you like the previous-generation mannequin higher?
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