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Suzuki is pleased to announce the first images and preliminary

information of the new, third generation Suzuki Swift which goes on sale

in the UK in the Autumn of 2010.Suzuki-Swift-106101012917913612x408.jpg

Suzuki held the world premiere

line off ceremony for mass production of the new car at its Magyar

Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.

The

all-new Suzuki Swift is positioned as Suzuki's latest world strategic

model and makes strong developments in styling, impact safety, driving

performance, handling, improved fuel consumption and significantly lower

emissions.

Extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new

bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before as well as offering refinement

in underbody design. This latest body design has also helped improve

impact safety for pedestrians as well as occupants.

Increased

track and larger diameter wheels with lower profile tyres allow for even

better handling than the already highly acclaimed outgoing Suzuki Swift that first went on

sale in 2005.

The interior design now has a more dynamic feel,

featuring black as its keynote colour with accents of silver throughout

the car.

New Swift has grown slightly in length (+90mm) with a

50mm increase in wheelbase.

For the powertrain; a new 1.2-litre

petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve

timing) is utilised which produces 94PS at 6,000rpm, slightly more than

the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118Nm at

4,800rpm.

Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 56.5mpg

for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8mpg over the

previous 1.3-litre unit.

Emissions are much lower as well; the new

1.2-litre engine with manual transmission produces just 116g/km on the

combined cycle; representing a 24g/km or 17 per cent improvement over

the 1.3. An optional automatic transmission will be available for the

petrol engine from launch.

A 1.3-litre diesel engine will also

become available and planned for UK introduction in early 2011; this

engine emits 109g/km (down from 119g/km) and has an impressive combined

fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, an improvement on an already highly

credible 62.8mpg from the outgoing Suzuki Swift DDiS. This Euro 5 engine

has more precise engine management than before with reduced levels of

mechanical friction for smoother running and flexibility.

A

further selection of images will be available later this month and

details on full UK specification and pricing will be announced in the

summer of 2010.

Dimensions

  • Length:

    3,850mm

  • Width: 1,695mm
  • Height: 1,510mm
  • Wheelbase:

    2,430mm

  • Front Track: 1,480mm
  • Rear Track :1,485mm
  • Current Dimensions
  • DIMENSIONS

    Overall Length

    3,760mm

    Overall Width

    1,690mm

    Overall Height

    1,530mm

    Wheelbase

    2,390mm

    Track      Front

                  Rear

    1,470mm

    1,480mm

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    Minimum Turning radius

    4.7 metres

    Luggage Capacity

    232 litres (with seatback

    raised)

    368 litres (with seatback folded)

    2011-Suzuki-Swift-625x270.jpg

rahul18102010-06-10 13:49:22

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Current design of the Swift left little scope for sprucing up but Suzuki has carried out a good job. Styling is sharper & grown up now.

 

Waiting for an Indian release but also surprised why Suzuki ignored its biggest market by not showcasing in here!

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@Xpats,

Do suggest what should I do? I am prepared to wait for new Swift.

 

Option 1: Cancel booking.

Option 2: Let the booking amount be with them, but delay the purchase, even if it comes to the dealer, just let it to be sold to someone else.

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@CB: Commendable scoop indeed. If they bring in this, sure the wait list will extend to the next millennium.  Fancy this car in Canary Yellow with those delicious 'Fiat' like multispoke alloys. Dash looks a little too 'busy' for me, a few buttons less surely won't hurt. Steering boss is very, very, odd looking. 

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Imagine a current gen Swift captured in lens at high speed and blur removed. This is how it will look. Elongated along the length in every sense. Headlights more swept, taillights also. The rear quarter glass gives the same impression.

Overall this is the only way they could have kept the Swift feel, and also give something new. I expect 1.2 93 BHP petrol engine and a 1.4 diesel from VW. Also a DSG might be seen.

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@Xpats' date='

Do suggest what should I do? I am prepared to wait for new Swift.
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New Swift in India can take anywhere between 9 months to an year. That also has some more launches especially from Toyonda. So if there is no hurry, you may wait.

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CB:

I do not think that booking will be kept for such a long time until the new one arrives after one year. Moreover you just know how it looks and do not know about the new engines, price, variants and their respective feature and a review. So I guess you should cancel booking.

Lot more diesel cars are coming. So you will have options later.

As far as the new swift is concerned, no one will mistake it as anything else but a swift. Looks more like a face lift but should be improved from all other aspects as it based on a new platform. Interior styling is somewhat borrowed from Kizashi and looks a bit busy than before(more equipments??). I just hope that the boot and the rear seat is improved.

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Hey that's really a Grown up & Matured Swift & I agree with that of BF said above.

The 'Better' Suzuki now have gone to the 'Best' level.

One of its Best bit is, The Introduction of Totally new Face of this new Swift which neither resembles of Older Swift nor to that of Kizashi.

Hopes Suzuki have worke on its Build Quality levels as an Priority & other being the Next to it.

More Swept-back Headlamps, Up-swept Tail-lamps, Ritz-like Rear Door line,Virtually changed Roof-line have really transformed the Swift's Maturity level.

Thank God to Suzi guys who've really Replaced its India's tooooo Common Interiors, especially Dashboard console(as a face-lift w/o the dash design change is Simply a waste for the Driver driving it).

But seems that the Old SW will continue in new version in India against this Odd-ball styled Steering Wheel doesn't seems to be coming to India due to Localisation Issues.

 

Alongwith Bala, My vote is also with this Swift.

 

Overall, by end this year or by beginning of the next year, This Swift will definitely hit our Indian Markets, probably at the same time when other Japs enter the War-zone, i.e: Honda with their 2CV & Toyota with their Etios.

So, the Clash of Titans is now Scheduled at Early 2011. 

 

 

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The new Swift looks good. Its bigger and better and interiors look much better than the current version. The front headlamps has a striking fimiliarity with those of Maruti Ritz's. So when is the New Swift  coming to India? I think MSIL will probably launch a face lifted Swift Dzire based on the New Swift in 2011.

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Swift is a very capable and very popular car. There seems to be definate improvments with the interiors and from what I read above, the engine will be upgraded too. Leets hope Maruti carries over the same with the overall quality of the product.

Regarding the looks, hated the current one and hate this one too.

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Regarding the looks' date=' hated the current one and hate this one too. [/quote']

 

I seldom nuture such hard feelings for a car!

 

Hope Suzuki improves the build quality with the design.

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At the rate the headlight's are increasing in size, I think the whole right and left front fenders will become headlight's. It's becoming surely a case of "more headlights per car". The manufacturer will be laughing all the way to the bank coz the chance of these headlights getting nicked increases in proportion to it's size.

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Looks good. Hope the Indian version gets a solid / sturdy feel to it.

It would be great to get the 1.6 VTVT in this car alongside the proven 1.3 DDIS.

It would be a treat if a 1.6 or 1.9smiley10.gif DDIS also features soon ! 

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Looks good. Hope the Indian version gets a solid / sturdy feel to it.

It would be great to get the 1.6 VTVT in this car alongside the proven 1.3 DDIS.

It would be a treat if a 1.6 or 1.9smiley10.gif?DDIS also features soon !?

Yes Sir,I would also like to see the higher MJD's in Swift's lineup.

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It would be a treat if a 1.6 or 1.9smiley10.gif DDIS also features soon ! 

Are you serious? The new Swift actually is lighter than current swift. So, Do you think, the Swift's platform will bare the power of 1.9L mill.

 

IMHO, its the Punto's platform that could bare this much power, not the MSIL, atleast in near future.

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Are you serious? The new Swift actually is lighter than current swift. So' date=' Do you think, the Swift's platform will bare the power of 1.9L mill.

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IMHO, its the Punto's platform that could bare this much power, not the MSIL, atleast in near future.
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But....But,Will Suzuki use the MJD from now?I mean it may use VW's TDI or other engines.What I would expect in Swift Sport is a TSi delight of power. smiley17.gif

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Its very i20-ish from the front. Weird car. I would give it a big zero.

If suzuki realised a bigger car was needed, why didnt it maek a brand new car as this one doesn't share any parts with the last gen?

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Will Suzuki use the MJD from now?I mean it may use VW's TDI or other engines

Mostly yes, as MSIL has invested thousands of crores in Fiat engine's

plant and plonking the 1.2TDi in Swift will take off swift's USP of performance hatch( atleast for majority of Indian).

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