- The 2023 Suzuki Swift concept will be unveiled between October 26 and November 5 at the Japan Mobility event.
- Has a more evolutionary design; and retains typical Swift-like traits including a floating roof.
- There is a 9-inch touchscreen and push-button start/stop in the cabin, which is in line with more recent Maruti Suzuki cars.
- Could be powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine, and might get mild-hybrid assistance.
- India launch is expected by early 2024 at a premium over the existing model.
Suzuki is set to reveal the fourth-generation Swift in concept form soon after we saw the first spy images of it more than a year ago. However, it has previously leaked online in the form of a series of photographs. The new Swift will be on display during the Japan Mobility Show, which runs from October 26 to November 5.
Suzuki has only revealed the concept version of the Swift, but it looks close to production. At first glance, its design seems more of an evolution than a revolution, as it has many similarities with the previous-gen model. Its overall silhouette and proportions are still pretty much like the current version, save for the muscular panels and window line.
New bits include sharper LED headlights and LED DRLs and a small oval-ish grille with a honeycomb pattern. In profile, the hatchback now sports a more traditional set of door handles while continuing with a ‘floating roof’ effect. Its rear gets a redesigned tailgate, bumper, and tail lights, which have inverted C-shaped lighting elements and black inserts.
Cabin Gets Atered Too
The new Swift’s cabin resembles that of newer models like the Maruti Fronx and Maruti Grand Vitara in the carmaker’s (Maruti Suzuki) Indian lineup, of course with minor differences in dashboard design. While the new Swift concept’s cabin gets a touch of black, gloss black, and white, the India-spec model might get a different color theme altogether.
While not all features have been revealed of the new Swift, the cabin’s image does show a free-floating 9-inch touchscreen taking center stage. You can also notice a twin-pod analog instrument cluster, while the new Swift should continue with push-button start/stop, cruise control, and auto climate control.
The new Swift will likely get multiple airbags, an electronic stability program (ESP), a hill-hold assist, and a reversing camera. That said, the carmaker has announced that the hatchback will be equipped with some advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as high-beam assist and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
What Will Power It?
The fourth-generation Swift will use the same 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine (90PS/113Nm) with some type of electrification, most likely a mild-hybrid configuration. It will most likely be available with either a normal 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission. Later, an optional CNG kit should be available.
Expected Price and Time
We predict Maruti Suzuki will introduce the new Swift in India in early 2024, with the production-ready version expected to be released soon. It is expected to be more expensive than the existing model (Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 9.03 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi). The Maruti hatchback will continue to compete with the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, as well as the comparably priced Renault Triber crossover MPV.
Main Features of Suzuki Swift
Stylish Design: The Suzuki Swift gives a clean and modern appearance. The design of the car is intended to be eye-catching and stick out with its sleek appearance.
Fuel efficiency: When it comes to fuel economy this car is a good choice. It uses a lot less petrol so you won't have to go to the gas station as often.
Easy to Drive: It is like a breeze to drive especially in traffic. The compact size makes it nimble and easy to maneuver, and parking is a piece of cake.
Interior: Inside, you will find a high-tech interior with features like a touchscreen for controlling your music and apps. It is like driving around with a smart computer in your car.
Safety: The Suzuki Swift has been designed with safety. It contains intelligent features such as notifying you if you get too near to another car and assisting you in staying safe on the road.
Small Size: The small size makes it easy to maneuver through city streets and fit into tight parking spaces. You won't struggle to find a parking spot.
Affordable: Compared to many other cars, the Swift is budget-friendly both in terms of its price tag and its fuel efficiency, helping you save money.
Phone Connectivity: You can quickly link your smartphone to the system of the car, allowing you to make calls, listen to music, and utilize navigation apps with ease.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Stylish Design: The Suzuki Swift has a really cool and stylish appearance. On the road, it turns heads.
Easy to drive: It is really simple to drive, especially in congested city traffic. Parking is simple.
Fuel Saver: It doesn't drink a lot of gas, so you'll save money on fuel.
Tech-Friendly: Inside, you have got all the cool tech stuff. Connect your phone, play your favorite music, and use maps easily.
Restricted Space: The Swift is ideal for people or couples, but bigger families may find it a little crowded. Because of its compact size, there is limited space for passengers and freight.
Noisy: When driving at greater speeds, you may hear additional road and wind noise inside the automobile. It is not the most quiet alternative, especially on highways.
Design: It has all of the modern technology you need but the inside materials may feel a little plain when compared to more expensive cars. Inside, any fancy finishes or high-end materials are not used.
In conclusion, the Suzuki Swift is a good stylish, and efficient car and it is loaded with new technology features but keep in mind that it offers a limited interior space and a slightly hard ride. It is suitable for singles, couples, or small families who want a stylish car at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a budget-friendly and urban-friendly ride then the Suzuki Swift is worth considering. It is a great option for individuals who enjoy city exploration.