While it’s officially labelled as a concept car, it appears to be quite close to the production version. The new Swift concept showcases a refreshed design language, featuring more curves, a distinctive fish-mouth honeycomb grille, updated LED lighting units, and a two-tone livery.
Notably, the rear door handles have been relocated to the conventional position, and there’s now a fixed glass in the rear doors. A prominent character line runs from the front to the rear of the vehicle, giving it a fresh look. Additionally, there’s a ‘Hybrid’ badge on the front fender and cameras mounted at the bottom of the side mirrors.
Under the metal, Suzuki remains tight-lipped about the engine details, but it’s expected to feature a ‘high-efficiency’ engine, which could possibly be an enhanced version of the current mild-hybrid 1.2-litre petrol engine used in the current model. Rumours suggest that the international version of the Swift might offer various powertrain options, including a hybrid and a turbo petrol engine. In India, the new Swift is likely to be powered by the same 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission.
In Japan, a full hybrid variant of the 1.2-litre engine will be available, while the Swift Sport will come with a 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo engine that features mild-hybrid assistance. It’s worth noting that this mild-hybrid setup slightly reduced the power output in Europe compared to the initial release three years ago.
Suzuki emphasises that the new Swift has been developed with a focus on bringing enjoyment to the daily lives of its owners. Like its predecessor, the model will come equipped with a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The 2024 Suzuki Swift concept represents an exciting step forward in the evolution of this popular city car.
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