Presented as a concept at the Tokyo Auto Show last October, this sixth generation of the Suzuki Swift will arrive in 2024, which will take the general lines of the current one while making them more virilized, particularly in terms of optics. , both in front and behind. Only extended by a small centimeter compared to the previous generation, this Swift remains extremely compact at only 3.86 m and will always steer very short (turning diameter of 9.6 m). If the shark fin has disappeared on the quarter panel, this Japanese will continue to offer a contrasting black roof available in four colors, including two new: a metallic pearl blue as well as a yellow.
On board, the Suzuki model appears to have a new infotainment system that promises to be ergonomic and equipped with a 9-inch screen. The little Japanese will also offer wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connections, as well as voice control. Under the hood, Suzuki announces the arrival of a new 3-cylinder 1.2 with 82 hp and 110 Nm of torque, promised to be cleaner and stronger in torque at low revs. With a compression ratio announced at 13.9:1, it likely operates according to an Atkinson combustion cycle, always favorable to efficiency. This new 1.2 will be associated with the SHVS micro-hybridization operating via an alternator-starter capable of giving a little boost, particularly at low revs and in town. Two advantages allow it to appear even more sober than the previous 1.2-litre engine. The electrical energy recovered during braking and deceleration is always stored in a small lithium-ion battery.
As for the all-wheel drive, it will continue to be offered—a rarity in the category—and uses a viscocoupler to send torque to the rear wheels when a loss of grip is detected on the front wheels, for example, on wet asphalt or snow. Like all new models, this Swift will have a radar and a front camera intended to detect obstacles and measure their distances and speeds while recognizing road signs (signs and white stripes).