Suzuki looks set to commit to supermini segment with the new fourth generation Fast, testing espionage in Europe for the first time before a launch scheduled for next year. It will once again accept things like Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsamaybe with mild hybrid power on range.
Swift currently only gets a mid-life refresh in 2021, which was launched in 2017. It sits on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform (launched in 2014 on Alto) that can support model conversions. model to mild hybrid in 12 volt and 48 volt forms. The new Swift will likely continue to develop the platform, so don’t expect a fully electric Swift to compete with Vauxhall Corsa-e or Peugeot e-208 Just yet.
Suzuki has partnered with Toyota provided Dip into the mixture its version Swace real estate and Across SUVs (both improved by Toyotas), but we’re not sure this partnership will extend to a plug-in Swift hybrid. With Swift Sport moving into mild hybridisation, we expect hot bloom variation will continue as Swift tops the range for the fourth generation.
In terms of styling, here’s our first look at the new Swift, and the spy shots provide a powerful glimpse into how the car’s design will evolve. The MINI-like, the curvy body style won’t be overhauled too much but it will have a whole new look. There is a revised grille, round headlight design and a scalloped bonnet.
On the side, the rear door handles have been placed in a more conventional position on the door, instead of on the rear pillar like the current car. Like the current model, the window line wraps around the entire vehicle. The rear end is no different from the third-generation Swift with the taillights, trunk lid and rear bumper having the same size and shape.
Swift’s interior is likely not to have too many changes. Top-spec models feature a seven-inch touchscreen, which may become standard across the range, but the overall layout and cabin space will remain similar due to the same platform.
The Swift currently starts at £15,499, so we could see a price increase with the introduction of the new model. Suzuki doesn’t reveal any details for full disclosure, but we expect the new car to go on sale in 2023.
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