Suzuki revealed the new Swift in October at the recent edition of the Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese auto giant has now disclosed the specifications of the car. With a new Z12E engine that features mild hybrid technology, the 2024 Swift has a plethora of innovative features. In terms of colour options, the Japanese-spec version comes in an appealing range of 13 patterns in 9 colour schemes. These comprise Super Black, Frontier Blue, Burning Red, Caravan Ivory, Cool Yellow, Flame Orange, Pure White, Star Silver, Premium Silver, Cool Yellow with Black roof, Frontier Blue with Black roof, Pure White with Black roof, and Burning Red with Black roof. The fourth-gen hatchback will arrive on our shores soon and will replace the current-generation model. Let's now delve into further details.
Suzuki Swift: Powertrain Options
Suzuki has paired the 2024 Swift with a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Z-series petrol mill that develops 80.8bhp and 108Nm of torque and may be had with a mild hybrid system running on 12V. It is available in its home country with a 5-speed manual transmission and CVT, as well as two-wheel drive (2WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) choices. The mild hybrid arrangement of the Japan-spec vehicle is claimed to achieve 24.5km/l, while the standard variations are expected to deliver 23.4km/l.
For comparison, the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol unit with 89bhp and 113 Nm in the currently available India-spec Swift is mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. We anticipate that the new Swift will stay with the 2WD layout and have the same selection of gearbox options when it goes on sale in India.
Suzuki Swift: Interior and Safety Features
The new Swift comes with push-button start/stop, cruise control, auto climate control, and a 9-inch touchscreen unit. The cabin sports a tri-tone interior theme with subtle silver accents with the main tones being Black and Grey.
When it comes to the safety equipment, the list is extensive. It includes six airbags, an electronic stability program (ESP), a 360-degree camera, and some advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) that will ensure occupants' protection. This ADAS suite comprises traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, driver monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure prevention, and blind spot monitoring.
Although the India-spec hatchback may not come with ADAS features like lane assistance, adaptive cruise control, or an adaptive high beam system, the test mules that were spied on the Indian roads did have blind spot monitoring.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift: Launch Timeline and Market Rivals
As far as the India-bound version's launch timeline is concerned, it is likely that the new hatchback will be on sale in the domestic market in the first half of 2024, with an ex-showroom starting price of about Rs 6 lakh. It will serve as a challenger to the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, the Citroen C3, the Hyundai Exter, and the Renault Triber.