Suzuki, Japan will unveil the new Swift on 27th December, 2016 and the hatchback will be offered with SHVS or Suzuki's Hybrid Vehicle System as per a report by autocarindia.com. It is a mild-hybrid technology that turns off the engine while idling in neutral, regenerates energy while braking and assists in acceleration if needed. Recently, the company's official brochure was also leaked by team-bhp.com according to which the Japan-spec version is expected to be powered by the 1.0 litre BoosterJet and 1.2 litre petrol engines. In India, Maruti Suzuki will also introduce diesel variants, however, it is unclear if the BoosterJet will come in the new Swift. All engine options to be unveiled in Japan will be offered with a manual and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearboxes.
In terms of design, the new Swift will have an all new design that will have LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) with projector headlamps, new bumpers, new grille, integrated spoiler on tail lamp, new alloy wheels, eight exterior colour options and blackened out C-pillar for a 'floating roof effect'. Inside the new Swift, the design changes include an all-black dashboard along with chrome inserts, a MID (Multi-Information Display), automatic climate control and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also Read:New Suzuki Swift brochure leaked, details revealed
Before the launch of the new Swift, the company is planning to introduce the new Swift DZire compact sedan in 2017. The new Swift as well as Dzire models from Maruti Suzuki will be sold through the regular dealerships and not Nexa outlets and the new Swift will be positioned below the Baleno.