Suzuki’s New Swift 2017 is Sportier, Fuel Efficient & More

Suzuki has unveiled Suzuki Swift 2017 at Geneva Motor Show and the production of the latest model is underway at the company’s Japanese plant. Fans of the Suzuki Swift in Pakistan are hoping that the new model comes to this part of the world.

Suzuki has updated the design of third generation Swift 2017. The vehicle employs an innovative new technology that Suzuki has dubbed as HEARTECT , which makes the car lightweight and rigid. The company has also introduced SVHS mild hybrid drive and a better safety system in the latest model.

Suzuki is aiming to attract the younger generation with the updated Swift 2017 model. Let’s take a comprehensive look at its features:

Exterior

Suzuki Swift has a few subtle hints which may remind you of the older (and discontinued) Suzuki Baleno. Much like the Baleno, Swift has taken a huge step in terms of styling. It boasts a new design language.

Swift 2017 retains the basic shape and the size of the outgoing model but it brings modern details and a sportier stance. The most prominent feature of the vehicle is perhaps the new headlamp design. The lights are much smaller and have an angular shape, similar to the Baleno.

The grille has been redesigned in the latest model; it now features a hexagonal shape, wider than previous models. Suzuki has also changed the design of the hood which extends across the nose to the grille, finishing a few inches above than old hoods.

Interestingly, preliminary photos of the new Swift show that some design elements vary depending on the colors. For example, while the red and blue models have vertical slats, the latter has an upper honeycomb mesh section and a red stripe.

At the back of the car, Suzuki has opted to ditch the curved design in favor of an angular shape, like the Baleno. Swift has LED layout, C-shaped, around the stop, reverse and turn signal lights.

The bumper is also redesigned to give it a more sportier look, improving the overall feel of the car.

Viewing the Swift from the side, the changes are noticeable even though the overall shape and proportions of the car are same. It has a lower roofline and a more padded belt-line over the wheel arches.

Global Automotive Operations, Suzuki Motor Corporation, told reporters in Geneva:

“We have achieved a completely new super light weight body that weighs only 840 kg, which is 120 kg lighter than the current model.”

Interior

The company itself did not speak much about the interiors. However, the pictures revealed to the public gives us a good glimpse of what to expect inside the Swift 2017. The dashboard has been completely redesigned apart from the V-shaped layout, which remains the same.

The aircondition vents now compliment the dashboard supremely. Keeping everything aside, the most prominent change is the inclusion of 7-inch touch screen panel, which replaces the radio unit and knobs. Modern graphics and buttons have also been embedded in the HVAC area, residing above the console center.

The company is yet to update regarding which apps and features come with the 7-inch touchscreen but it is expected that it will not be disappointing.

Instrument centers has been improved massively as well; speedometer and rev counter both have separate covers and a digital display is present in the middle.

Steering wheel looks much appealing with chrome detailing. It also possess controls on both sides of it and has a firm and sporty grip.

Additional features such as Safety Package (which includes DSBS), collision mitigating system with laser sensor and high beam assistance along with adaptive cruise control are all optional.

Speaking about the seats of the new Swift, their shape is redesigned, optimized and offer additional comfort. On top of these changes, it offers more leg room as well. It may all be speculation but it is expected that the luggage room will also increase given the design of the car. However, no specifications regarding that has been released by Suzuki.

Engine

The available outgoing model of Swift comes with two gasoline engines and it won’t change in the new generation. The petrol-only engine line-up includes a 110bhp BoosterJet 1.0-litre 3cyl turbo, and an 89bhp 1.2-litre four. A mild hybrid system is available with the 1.0-litre engine too, which lowers emissions to 97g/km.

For the Japanese market there is a new 5-speed manual plus a CVT along with a 6-speed AT.

According to the company, “the mild hybrid SHVS system based on the same powerplant will be offered too.”

There is no official announcement as to whether the company will still look to use the 1.6-litre 4-cylinder, even if it did, it won’t come as a huge surprise. Speaking about the transmission, there is a standard five-speed for the 1.2-liter, an optional CVT, and a new six-speed automatic for the 1.0-liter turbo.

Price and Availability

There is no official word but the price should stay close to the current car’s £8,999 starting figure. The new Swift will go on sale in June 2017 though there’s no word yet on its availability in Pakistan. We can however expect Pak Suzuki Motors to bring it here in the near future.

Zarar is the Editor of Sports and Auto section at ProPakistani.


  • Muhammad Farooqi

    mery jesy log sirf .. websites or .. images zooom ker ker k dekh sakty hein.. :(

    • Bus karo bhai ab rulaogay kia

    • Shafiq

      Allah bless you an BMW bro

      • Muhammad Farooqi

        Aameen. sumaameen. jazakALLAH

    • عزیر آصف

      hahaha…. Allah aap ko bhi dy or ham sab ko bhi dy … Aameen….

      • Muhammad Farooqi

        Summmaameen..

    • Fahad J

      yaar tum showroom ja ke test drive le aya kero , itna mayoos kyu hooo

      • Muhammad Farooqi

        jesy woh mujhy showroom mein ghusny dein gay!!! hena???

        • Fahad J

          Yaar naha dho k achay kapray pehen k jao k aur 2 3 harf engreze k bool dena sab set ho jae ga

          • Muhammad Farooqi

            naha dhoo ker bhi jaoon to bhi.. woh samjhy hein mein.. koi address poochny aaya hoon!
            :(

    • Irfan Ahmad Sial

      KIA HUWA BHAI KYUN NAHI LENA CHAHTAY APP

  • Shurjil Butt

    A swift with such features launching in Pakistan.. Isay mokay pe ghalib keh gaya thaa:

    khushi se mar na jatay agar aitbar hota …

    • Muhammad Farooqi
    • Ahsan

      True:))

  • Muhammad Farooqi

    i love that moment.. jub aisi gaarrian mery pass say shoooon kr k guzr jati hein

  • hamid

    Pak suzuki still delivering old model of swift while other suzuki motors of other countries already using latest model of swift.

  • Pakpehlay

    Awesome Awesome news !!!

    INSHALLAH THIS MODEL WILL RELEASE IN PAKISTAN IN 2099 TOO !!!!

    CAN’T WAIT :)

  • Ahsan

    Suzuki Amenity ka plant jab bahir k mulqon ne obsolete kar dia tu Suzuki Pakistan ne import kar k ‘Cultus’ launch ki aur scrapped plant ko 20 years chalaya. 1989 se 2016 tak mehran jaisi gari same shape and model k sath bananai and you guys still expect them to launch latest models in Pakistan. I am sure this is gonna launch in Pakistan but let the world use it first for at least 10 years.

    • Talal

      Suzuki Japan is soon going to launch new facelift of Celerio in other countries while Suzuki Pakistan is still thinking about when to start booking and start producing New Cultus (now old Celerio) on deprecated plants they have just recently imported from Japan.

      • Ahsan

        Exactly. This nation needs to understand their powers or else we will be ending up buying the lowest quality in highest amount such as Cultus for over a million rupees and Mehreen for approx. 700k. Why will Suzuki care when they are minting money through depreciated plants. Wagon R is another example, it is a 1999 model depreciated plant and they are producing 2016 model Wagon-R in Pakistan.

  • I’ve BMW : (Bike Maintenance With Fuel)

    • Naru-hudo

      that will be BMWF :)

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    this is beautiful… cant believe i’d say those words for a Suzuki car

  • AbdulB1

    Suzuki is only good where it meets the safety and environmental standards, otherwise it is a worse car to own.

  • Faheem Ahmed

    propakistani should do a #giveaway or #sweeptakes..

  • Fahad J

    this will never come to pakistan any time soon, maybe in 2080, one function at a time.

  • Syed Ehsan Ul Haq Bukhari

    Bhai economy behtar karo or Educate karo awam ko phir deakho ye sab sasta hojayega or hawas khatam hogi aye din new garri bas hawas hawas koi shaur education ki baat nai karta