Having been spotted testing in Europe in full fabric wrap and on steel wheels, the next-generation Suzuki Swift has been spied again, this time wearing a camouflage wrap and alloy wheels. With a better view of the car’s silhouette, it appears to retain the current Swift‘s shape above the waistline, particularly the C-pillar which is a Swift telltale sign.

From the rear lamp forwards, a character crease runs nearly the full length of the car, terminating as it slopes down into the front wheel arch. Together with more pronounced sculpting at the lower area of the doors, it gives the Suzuki hatchback a more muscular look.

We’ve of course seen the revised interior through a sole image of the dashboard via leaked shots of the car. Key changes in the interior include a flatter-bottomed, multi-function steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment head unit, revised HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) controls, and circular air-conditioning vents.


Motive power is expected to come from a 1.0 litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine from the Baleno. A SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) variant featuring a 1.2 litre, twin-injector engine is also expected to arrive simultaneously, and both powertrains will be paired with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

For the latter, an integrated starter generator (ISG) assists the engine during acceleration and generates electricity while braking. During a recent dealer presentation, Suzuki claimed that the new Swift will have the best fuel consumption amongst B-segment hatchbacks, without citing figures. The new hatchback will measure 3.84 metres in length and 1.74 metres in width.

Meanwhile, the Swift Sport variant may also move to forced induction, which might mean the departure of the naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre petrol engine in the current model. Rumoured to be in its place is the larger, 1.4 litre Boosterjet engine from the Vitara S. In that model it produces 134 hp and 220 Nm of torque, which matches the current Swift Sport’s 1.6 litre mill for peak power but trumps it for torque, to the tune of an additional 60 Nm.