LEAKED! – This is the seventh generation Suzuki Swift

Suzuki is about to reveal the seventh generation of its B segment hatchback, the Suzuki Swift (if you count the Cultus as a predecessor with the same name). These images have leaked from a dealer presentation and reveal not only the strongest version of the car, the Swift Sport, and the entry-level car, the red one below.

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Although the car has preserved some appearance cues, the rear-door handles have moved to the C-column, what makes the car look like a 3-door hatchback. The entry-level will probably have a 1.0 3 cylinder engine, its interior seems to be pretty classy, as the image below reveals.

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Now compare it with the Swift Sport. The main differences in the exterior refer to the rear bumper and the double exhaust pipes. The wheels also look bigger.

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The Swift Sport engine is a mystery. Some claim Suzuki will adopt a 1.4 4 cylinder engine, but not a turbocharged one. While it seems unlikely that Suzuki would use a smaller engine, we must remember the second generation Swift GTI, a brilliant little car with its 1.3 16V engine. Some other sources claim it will preserve its 1.6 4 cylinder engine, but with an improved fuel economy.

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The car should be presented this year. We are not sure when it will be officially revealed, but it should not take long. Keep an eye on Suzuki. And do not buy a brand-new one without asking for an expressive rebate. Or wait for the next generation in order to have a Swift in your driveway.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.