Suzuki has unveiled the all-new fourth-generation Swift at the Tokyo Motor Show 2023. While the brand continues to refer to it as a concept, the car appears to be production-ready and will be available in India next year as the new Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Suzuki teased the Swift concept with photographs earlier this month, and the car will make its public debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The styling is definitely Swift, but a closer inspection exposes a slew of new design influences. The nose is flatter, with more pointed headlamps at each corner. The concept’s LED daytime running lighting with projector configuration are familiar and, once again, production-ready.
The grille has been redesigned to be bigger and rounder on the edges, with a gloss black and dark chrome finish. The Suzuki insignia is now located above the grille, right beneath the hood. The front bumper has new cuts and creases, and the car looks sportier overall.
The Swift on exhibit in Tokyo also includes ADAS technologies, but it is unclear whether we will see them in India. Maruti currently does not offer ADAS on any of its cars in the Indian market.
Speaking of creases and cuts, the new Swift has a distinct character line that goes over the side and blends perfectly with the headlamps. The roofline and glass house design are very similar to the previous model, but the doors are new, particularly the rear door, which now has the handle in the traditional location rather than on the pillar.
The style at the back has been updated with more angular accents and new looks for the bumper and tailboard. The back badge indicates Hybrid, but we’ve been assured that India will stick with the pure petrol powerplant on the 2017 Swift.
The car looks pretty familiar on the inside, with some interior elements shared with the Baleno and the Fronx, including as the free-standing infotainment system, steering wheel design, and HVAC controls.
More information about the new Swift will be released soon.