The Swift, now in its third generation, is the third best-selling vehicle in the entire portfolio of vehicles sold in India by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country’s largest automaker. It’s been a while since its release, but it’s starting to show its age. A major generational change is therefore due, and in recent months several test mules have been tested on the international market. Based on these test mules, some renders have also been created, and some of these renders of the upcoming 4th Gen Swift are also available online.
Visually, the front of the new car looks much more aggressive than the current model. Instead of a hexagon with a central chrome divider like the current model, the upcoming model features a larger octagonal grille with a honeycomb pattern and a small Suzuki insignia. The hatchback also gets an all-new bonnet and a newly designed set of headlamps. Also available are boomerang-shaped housings for the fog lights and a small black lower section in the middle of the bumper.
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The side features sharper lines than the previous generation while following the silhouette of the popular Swift. The car will also most likely get a new set of larger alloy wheels, the top half of which could also be offered in gloss black. Dimensionally, it measures 3950mm long, 1720mm wide and 1500mm high with a wheelbase of around 2500mm, according to leaked Japanese photos. Gross vehicle weight is about 930kg.
As for the interior, not much has been reported so far, but we can expect a revamped dashboard and its layout. It will likely get all the creature comforts offered in the outgoing Baleno hatchback. Meanwhile, one of the most notable features that the new Swift may debut is the provision of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). The company plans to market this model in India in a 5-door format, but for the international market he will also offer a 3-door version.
As for the drivetrain, Maruti Suzuki is said to be working on a powerful hybrid powertrain for its next-generation Swift hatchback, aiming for a range of 35-40km/l. The next hatchback could feature his all-new 1.2-liter petrol engine, codenamed Z12E, which would be a three-cylinder unit instead of a four-cylinder engine, as opposed to his current K12C engine. reported. This is combined with variations of Toyota’s powerful hybrid technology previously seen in the Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Both are now significantly more affordable and localized in India.
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