Jun 12, 2010
Suzuki is trying to bring fresh air into the Swift range and comes with the third generation for this urban vehicle. The first pictures and information were presented officially at he Hungarian plant in Esztergom, where the Japanese assembled this model in the last years.
The new Swift has not adopted major changes for the design, the new model remains mostly unchanged. Still, the main differences can be observed in the front, where Suzuki has implanted a new set of optical blocks, and a redesigned grille and bumper. Inside, the Swift has now a more dynamic design and quality materials. Black remains the basic color, but the Japanese added some silver inlays to animate it a bit.
The new generation has grown considerably in length, with approximately 90 mm to 3850 mm in total. The same phenomenon is observed and the wheelbase, which increased by 50 mm to 2430 mm. The new Suzuki Swift has become wider, which means that on the road should do at least as good as its predecessor launched in 2005. A special contribution to this will also be brought by the larger tires.
Under the bonnet we will find a new 1.2 liter petrol engine with Dual VVT technology able to deliver up to 94 horsepower at 6000 rpm and a torque of 118 Nm at 4800 rpm. The numbers are somewhat better than for the old 1.3-liter engine and we also get a reduced consumption, with only 4.1 litres/100 km. Emissions are reduced by 24 g/km to 116 g/km.
We will also find the diesel option, represented by a 1.3 liter engine, capable to emit only 109 g/km and consume on average 3.5 liters per 100 km. More information and pictures will be published by Suzuki during this summer.