The new Swift Concept, one of Suzuki’s highlight exhibits, has been revealed ahead of this year’s Japan Mobility Show (formerly known as the Tokyo Motor Show). The exhibition car serves as a sneak peek at the next-generation hatchback, which will replace the current generation model that has been around since late 2016.
Although Suzuki calls this a concept, the new Swift which is anticipated to debut next year, appears to be practically production-ready. You will immediately notice the new design, which is vastly different from the previous version albeit retaining a familiar profile.
Just above the door handles, a noticeable crease can be seen running along the side of the car. Also prominent are the rear door handles, which are now located more conventionally as opposed to being close to the C-pillars as they are on the current generation model. The aforementioned crease extends visually to meet with the base of the new clamshell-like bonnet.
The front features sharp LED headlamps on a rather roundish fascia that now gets a rather small mesh grille. Headlamp units get J-shaped LED DRLs, below which are fog lamp housings and the space between them is occupied by a contrasting bumper garnish. The taillights have been updated in terms of both light signature and design, the latter of which creates a trapezoidal-shaped boot opening. In order to frame the reflectors and number plate recess, the rear bumper also receives more black trim than previously.
The interior has been revised, and the central air vents, which are themselves more angular in design, are now visibly above rather than below the touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard. There are still analog dials next to a multi-info display, but the air conditioning controls are now primarily buttons and toggle-like switches rather than circular dials.
For the time being, there aren’t any specifics on the powertrain, but Suzuki promises that a “high-efficiency engine strikes a balance between driving performance and fuel efficiency.” The new Swift will also include cutting-edge safety features like an adaptive high beam, a driver monitoring system, and Dual Sensor Brake Support II (DSBS II or autonomous emergency braking).
The all-new Suzuki Swift concept will be making its public debut at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show which is just a few days away. The formal launch is likely expected to take place during the first quarter of 2024. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information. Meanwhile, you can comment on how you like the new Swift hatchback.
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