New Suzuki Swift unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
India to continue with pure petrol powertrain.
Suzuki has taken the wraps off the all-new fourth-gen Swift at the Tokyo Motor Show 2023. While the brand continues to call it a concept, the car looks production-ready and will come to India next year as the new Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Suzuki had revealed the Swift concept via images earlier this month, and the car is getting its first public viewing at the Tokyo Motor Show. The styling is unmistakably Swift but a closer look reveals many new design cues. The nose is flatter with sharper-looking headlamps placed at each corner. The LED daytime running lamps with projector setup on the concept look familiar and, again, production-ready. The grille has been restyled and is larger and rounded on the edges, replete with a gloss black and dark chrome finish. The Suzuki logo now sits above the grille, just under the bonnet. The front bumper gets fresh cuts and creases and the car overall looks sportier than before.
The Swift on display in Tokyo also has ADAS features, however, it remains to be seen if we will get it in India. At the moment, Maruti does not offer ADAS on any of its models in the Indian market.
Speaking of cuts and creases, there’s a strong character line that runs across the side on the new Swift and it merges neatly with the headlamps. The roofline and glass house shape are quite similar to the outgoing car, but the doors are new, especially the rear door, which now gets the handle at the conventional location and not on the pillar.
At the rear, the styling gets an update with more angular cues, and new looks for the bumper and the tailgate. The badging at the back says Hybrid but we are told that India will continue with the pure petrol powertrain on the new Swift.
On the inside, the car looks quite familiar once again with several interior bits shared with the Baleno and the Fronx, including the free-standing infotainment system, steering wheel design and the HVAC switches.
Expect more details on the new Swift to be revealed soon.
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