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Suzuki Swift update revealed in Japan

Next-generation Suzuki Swift appears as per concept model, in Oz from June 2024

8 Nov 2023

SUZUKI has released details of its Japanese market Swift, the model bearing an uncanny resemblance to the “concept” model shown at the recent Japan Mobility Show (Tokyo Motor Show).


The light segment hatch is expected to launch locally in 2024. While Suzuki Australia have yet to officially confirm that is the case, an anonymous source told GoAuto the model is expected to dock in June.


Information released on the model thus far show a solitary engine offering – Suzuki’s Z12E-series 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol with 48-volt MHEV assistance – will be made available across all markets paired with six-speed manual or continuously variable transmissions.


Interestingly, and depending on market, the Swift will be available in front- and all-wheel drive configurations.


There is no word yet on the possibility of a new Swift Sport.


Slightly longer and narrower than before, the 2024 Suzuki Swift measures 3860mm in length (+15mm), 1695mm in width (-40mm) and 1500mm in height (+5mm). It rides on the same 2450mm wheelbase as the outgoing model.


Stylistically, the Suzuki Swift adheres closely to the design of the current model. The rear door handles have been relocated from the pillar to the door, while the panel work and frontal treatment is slightly sharper than before, giving the Swift a more aggressive face.


The rear of the vehicle is chunkier in its styling with a more pronounced bumper and tail-lights taking advantage of the vehicle’s extra length.


In Japan, the Suzuki Swift will be offered in a range of nine colours including black, blue, grey, orange, red and yellow. A contrasting black roof is offered optionally on four of those hues.


Inside, the Swift features an updated décor and enhanced infotainment array replete with Suzuki Connect connected vehicle services. A 9.0-inch touchscreen array sits central on the dashboard offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as Suzuki Connect and native satellite navigation on higher trim grades.


Seating is more heavily bolstered than before with new-look upholstery and trim garnishing range-wide. The model also adopts an electronic park brake in favour of the manual unit offered previously, hinting at additional features such as brake hold and hill hold functionality.


These features are expected to join an enhanced array of safety technologies utilising a combination of camera-, radar- and ultrasonic-based sensors including AEB with cyclist, motorcyclist and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go functionality, adaptive high beam, blind spot monitoring, driver attention monitoring, lane centring and lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and reverse AEB, surround-view camera, and traffic sign recognition.


Pricing and local specification for the 2024 Suzuki Swift is expected to be announced closer to the model’s Australian launch. The Suzuki Swift range is currently priced from $22,490 to $30,990 depending on grade.


GoAuto understands only automatic stock of the current model remain available and that the new model will dock in June next year, with an anonymous source saying:


“Just a quick note following on from the bulletins we have had come through in the last few days. With manual Swift finishing up the only Swift stock available now are the automatic variants,” the source said.


“These will also be going down the same path eventually, however, we do have a lot more coming through so the situation isn’t as bad but ultimately, we will also run out of current swift before the facelifted one arrived next year. It might be a bit early but have a think about your Swift position not for now but for the months ahead.


“My suggestion is to double whatever Swift GL Navi Auto you have currently have in stock and this will see you through for the next three to four months and by doing this we will be able to work the situation so you won’t be without a Swift until the new one docks in June 2024.” 


The Swift competes in the Light passenger car under $30K segment locally where, despite its age, it continues to be one of the country’s best sellers. To the end of October, Suzuki Australia has sold 5827 examples of the Swift, placing it in second position behind the MG 3 (with 13,497 units sold).


The segment is rounded out by the Mazda Mazda2 (4364), Kia Rio (4045), Toyota Yaris (1688), Volkswagen Polo (630), Hyundai i20 (579), Suzuki Baleno* (264), and Ford Fiesta* (140).


*Models now discontinued.

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