Suzuki has introduced its displays for this 12 months’s Japan Mobility Present (previously often called the Tokyo Motor Present), with one of many standouts being the Swift Idea. The present automobile previews the fourth-generation hatchback, which is able to exchange the third-generation mannequin that has been round since 2016.
Although you’re what continues to be labelled an idea, the hatchback appears to be like nearly production-ready and is anticipated to be launched subsequent 12 months. Proper off the bat, you’ll discover the brand new design, which is radically completely different than the outgoing mannequin.
Whereas the final form is acquainted, there’s now a distinguished crease that runs alongside the facet of the car simply above the door handles. You’ll additionally spot the handles for the rear doorways which are in a extra commonplace place somewhat than being positioned closed to the C-pillars as on the third-generation automobile.
Nevertheless, it’s the new entrance finish that can certainly be the principle level of dialog (and debate) among the many public. Bear in mind the crease on the edges? Properly, they prolong visually to satisfy with the bottom of the brand new clamshell-like bonnet.
The brand new bonnet additionally sees the headlamps be positioned decrease to flank a smaller grille (with a thick encompass), and every cluster sports activities a J-shaped DRL signature. Additional down the face, the fog lamps are now not linked by way of a black trim, with the house between them being occupied by a contrasting bumper garnish as a substitute.
Shifting to the rear, the brand new Swift’s taillights acquire a revised mild signature and form, the latter leading to a trapezoidal-shaped boot aperture. The rear bumper additionally will get extra black trim than earlier than to border the reflectors and quantity plate recess.
As for the inside, it too has been overhauled so the touchscreen infotainment system sits prominently on the dashboard above somewhat than beneath the central air vents, which themselves are extra angular in form. Elsewhere, we discover the air-conditioning controls at the moment are primarily buttons and toggle-like switches somewhat than round dials, and there are nonetheless analogue dials set beside a multi-info show.
Powertrain particulars are missing for now, however Suzuki claims a “high-efficiency engine strikes a stability between driving efficiency and gas effectivity.” It additionally provides that the brand new Swift will include superior security applied sciences, together with Twin Sensor Brake Assist II (DSBS II or autonomous emergency braking), adaptive excessive beam and a driver monitoring system.
We’re just a few days from the beginning of JMS 2023, however for now, what do you consider the brand new Swift? As we mentioned earlier, the brand new entrance finish will certainly divide opinion, so tell us what your ideas within the feedback beneath.
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