UPDATE: Price list out, and additional details now incorporated into the story.
The Malaysian launch of the new Suzuki Swift isn’t far away now, and this sighting of a transporter full of them heralds the subcompact’s arrival on our shores. Much thanks go to reader Nelson for this shot, taken in Alam Megah.
Now in its third-generation form, the Swift is slightly longer and more rounded than before. Engines available globally include a 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol, as well as a 1.3 litre diesel, but the release of the official price list (thanks go to reader Fandy) confirms that we’ll be getting the 1.4 litre K14B, which offers 94 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
Features for the Malaysian model include dual airbags, ABS and EBD, automatic climate control, 16-inch alloys and a keyless go/push-button start system, according to that mentioned in the price list. At point of entry, two automatic variants are available, the 1.4 GLX and higher-spec GLX-S, priced at RM77,888 and RM83,318 respectively, on-the-road with insurance.