New Suzuki Swift for 2011: first images
10th June, 2010
Suzuki has revealed preliminary information of the new,
European specification, third generation Swift which goes on sale later this year. This new model will
also be launched in Australia before the year is over.*
Suzuki held the world premiere ceremony today (10th June, 2010) for mass production of the new car at
its Magyar Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.
The all-new Swift is positioned as Suzukiís latest world strategic model and makes strong developments
in styling, impact safety, driving performance, handling, improved fuel consumption and significantly
Extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new body shell 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 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 (+90 mm) with a 50 mm increase in wheelbase; full dimensions
are as follows:
||1,480 mm (16-inch wheels)
||1,485 mm (16 inch wheels)
For the powertrain; a new 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust
valve timing) is utilised which produces 94 PS at 6,000 rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre
unit. Torque is also improved to 118 Nm at 4,800rpm.
Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 56.5 mpg 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 116
g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 24 g/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 European markets with an
introduction in early 2011; this engine emits 109 g/km (down from 119 g/km) and has an impressive combined
fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg, an improvement on an already highly credible 62.8 mpg from the outgoing Swift
DDiS. This Euro 5 engine has more precise engine management than before with reduced levels of mechanical
friction for smoother running and flexibility.
Next Car will have additional images available later this month, so stay tuned. Australian
specifications and prices will be published as soon as they are confirmed.
* CORRECTION: 11th June, 2011 .....
previously anticipated for a late 2010 release in Australia, Suzuki Australia has revised the local
release date to the first half in 2011.