At the 2023 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki unveiled the all-new fourth-generation Swift. Although the firm still refers to it as a concept, the vehicle appears to be production-ready and will be introduced as the new Maruti Suzuki Swift in India the following year.
The Swift concept car, which Suzuki teased earlier this month with photos, is making its public debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. Although the styling is distinctly Swift, a deeper examination shows a number of fresh design inspirations. With sharper-looking headlamps positioned at each corner, the nose is flatter. The concept’s LED daytime running lamps with projector arrangements are recognizable and again ready for production. The grille has been redesigned with a gloss black and dark chrome finish, rounding its corners and becoming bigger. Now, the Suzuki emblem is located directly beneath the bonnet, above the grille. The car has new creases and slashes in the front bumper, giving it a sportier appearance overall.
ADAS capabilities are also available on the Swift that is on exhibit in Tokyo, but it is unclear when India will get them. In the Indian market, Maruti does not yet offer ADAS on any of its models.
Speaking of creases and cuts, the new Swift has a prominent character line that perfectly melds with the headlamps and runs up the side. The glass house shape and roofline of the departing car remain largely the same, but the doors are different, particularly the rear door, which now has a handle at the traditional location rather than on the pillar.
More angular accents and updated bumper and tailboard designs are seen on the back of the vehicle. Although the new Swift in India is said to have a pure petrol engine, the badging on the back indicates hybrid.
The inside of the car is recognisable due to the similar elements with the Baleno and Fronx, such as the HVAC switches, steering wheel design, and free-standing infotainment system.
Anticipate the release of further information about the new Swift soon.