All-new Suzuki Swift revealed
The car is bigger than the current Swift in every dimension except width – where it shrinks by 5mm – while more use of high-strength steel makes for a lighter, stiffer body shell.
With a wider track front and rear, plus lower-profile tyres, Suzuki promises the new Swift will be better to drive. The interior of the car is also designed to have a more dynamic feel, although no photographs of the cabin have been released.
Eventually, two new engines will power the car, but initially it will be available with only a 93bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit. The new engine returns 7.8mpg more than the current 1.3 engine – with an average of 56.5mpg – while emissions are down 24g/km to 116g/km.
A 1.3-litre diesel will also be offered from early next year. It returns 4.5mpg more than the unit it replaces, with an average of 67.3mpg, while emissions drop from 119g/km to 109g/km.
Full specification and pricing will be announced closer to the car's arrival, but we'd expect the Swift to start at around £9500.