Suzuki’s top-selling car in Australia will debut a new generation on local roads next year
Suzuki has confirmed its new-generation Swift will come to Australia in 2024.
The fourth generation was previously unveiled at the Tokyo Mobility Show earlier this year in ‘concept’ form, which looked virtually identical to the final production version that has been confirmed for Aussie shores.
Suzuki is promising safety upgrades, an “evolved driving performance and ride”, as well as improved fuel efficiency thanks to the vehicle’s newly developed engine and CVT transmission, however further details have not yet been officially confirmed for Australia.
While identical to the concept, the new generation brings with it an evolution of the Swift’s familiar design, which will ensure it remains recognisable to the nameplate, albeit with a few tweaks to its appearance including a new face, redesigned headlights, and a smaller grille.
The new generation also sports a more prominent crease line along its side profile as well as conventional rear door handles replacing the current generation’s ‘hidden’ ones.
Previous international reports about the new Swift have also referenced additional safety tech to feature in the car, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive high-beam, and a driver monitoring system.
A newly developed 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine available with mild-hybrid technology – which we have previously reported on – is the only powertrain that has been confirmed so far by Suzuki global, however Suzuki Australia has not yet released further detail on how the Australian lineup will look.
There are three powertrain options available locally for the current third-generation Swift depending on grade, including a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol, and a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol, as featured in the Swift Sport.
Competing in the value-focused small car segment, the Suzuki Swift continues to be the Japanese brand’s most popular vehicle in Australia. So far this year it has delivered 6486 units and a 19.2 percent market share against its competitors. That places it ahead of rivals such as the Kia Rio (4064) and Mazda 2 (4855), but behind the segment leading MG3 (14,702).
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