After months of testing and leaks, the 4th generation Suzuki Swift 2017 has finally been unveiled and concurrently launched in Japan. The global-spec 2017 Suzuki Swift will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
The Suzuki Swift has undergone an evolutionary redesign for its fourth generation to get a mature look with more angular front and rear fascias. The 2017 Suzuki Swift measures 3,840 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,500 mm/1,525 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift features a completely revamped interior with a new multi-function 3-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel and redesigned dashboard, instrument panel, center console, HVAC vents, gearshift lever and central tunnel. There’s a new infotainment system integrated into the dashboard, and it features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift is available with three powertrain options in Japan. The base engine is the K12C 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 67 PS and 118 Nm of torque. There’s option for a mild-hybrid variant in which this engine is paired to the WA05A electric motor which generates 3.1 PS and 50 Nm. Lastly, there’s the K10C 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 102 PS and 150 Nm.
The 1.2-litre petrol model is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the 1.2-litre petrol-electric model is only paired with the CVT. Both models can be had with a four-wheel drive system. The 1.0-litre petrol model gets a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, and it’s available only in two-wheel drive.
Sales of the 2017 Suzuki Swift in Japan will commence on 4th January 2017. While the world is starting to get the 4th generation Swift, Pak Suzuki is yet to introduce the 3rd generation in Pakistan, the current Swift which is the 2nd generation model was launched in global markets back in 2004 and was replaced by the 3rd generation Swift in 2010, the same year when Pak Suzuki launched the 2nd generation in Pakistan.
Although Pak Suzuki has launched the Vitara compact SUV and is about to introduce the Ciaz sedan in coming months, the 2nd generation Swift continues to be sold despite entering 7th year of its production in our country.
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