This is a massive car. We don’t mean that literally, the Swift of course is small, but having sold more than 5.3 million units since it made its debut back in 2004, it’s clearly a massively important model for Suzuki.

People love the supermini and we reckon they’ll love the new third generation model just as much.

Starting with the exterior, it gets a new hexagonal honeycomb pattern grille while the new sweptback headlights feature projector units and L-shaped daytime running lights.

The front bumper has been well-sculpted and gets large round fog lamps and the all-new bonnet round off the grinning front end.

The profile hasn’t changed that much to the outgoing car while around the back, it gets new LED taillights, a lip spoiler and a fatter bumper. The exterior is rounded off by a new set of diamond cut alloys and it has shed 100kg too.

As for the cabin, it looks far more grown up than before and gets new upholstery, an all-new dash, a sporty flat-bottom multi-functional steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system and loads of comfort and convenience features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth AUX and USB connectivity and auto climate control.

There will be six trims of the new Swift with either a five-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and a continuously variable transmission. Power will come from a choice of 1.0-litre, 1.2-litre and a turbocharged 1.4-litre – the latter making around 140 horses and 220Nm of torque.


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