Pak Suzuki launched the fourth generation Swift in Pakistan alongside the second generation Swift aka Suzuki Cultus back in 2010. While the presence of two different iterations of the same car in the same market is an entirely different topic and has already been covered in bits and pieces by us here at PakWheels Blog, let’s try not to get caught up by that and move towards the moment.
So cutting to the chase, it has been nearly six years ever since Swift re-landed in Pakistan; and other than a couple of trim level additions in the form of navigation, a stripped-down DX variant and automatic transmission the car has pretty much remained as it is. Despite all that and the fact that our Swift got a global debut back in 2004 and was already on the verge of a worldwide discontinuation when it got launched in our country, it still does not feel like an old car or if I must say an old Suzuki. Not to list any names, but this is without a doubt; thanks to the range of discontinued cars Pak Suzuki has for long been offering in its line-up.
Now the world is inching closer to welcome the much awaited sixth generation Swift and is preparing to bid farewell to Swift’s fifth generation, which despite being on sale worldwide at least for the last five years somehow got ignored by Pak Suzuki. So moving on to the moment with leaked renders and successive mule shots making rounds on the internet; one thing is for sure that the new Swift is nearing its launch, which was initially suspected to happen somewhere in 2018 but now from the looks of it, a 2017 global and Indian launch can be expected.
As you can see in Swift‘s renderings, the exterior of the car borrows heavily from Suzuki’s new design language currently most well showcased in Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa family, which is a new home to more “premium” Suzukis like the Baleno. While many are saying that the roof-line shown in mule-shots and renderings look similar to Vitara Brezza, I feel it resembles the one on our current Swift i.e. the fourth gen.
Have a Look: Next Generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Photos Leaked
Moreover, a hexagonal grille and larger intakes further compliment the overall aggressive outlook of the to-be-released, Swift. Other than that, the 2017 Swift is expected to come with exterior characteristics like the dedicated projector headlamps and DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) again keeping in line with its big brother, Baleno. And to act as a cherry on top some nice alloy rims can also be observed in the renders. If you think the fifth generation wasn’t a big update over the fourth generation and that Pak Suzuki was probably right to skip it, after seeing this I am pretty sure you would establish a different standpoint.
Interior of the new Swift, as you may already have noticed in the render presented above and a leaked mule shot below looks to have been redesigned from the ground up to synchronize with its completely revamped exterior. The new sporty-ish steering wheel has a flat bottom; along with that, an aggressively designed dual-pod information cluster coupled with a colored MID can also be seen in both, the render and the mule shot. In addition to all of that, many more subtle variances across the interior of the 2017 Suzuki Swift are pretty easy to notice.
Under the hood, Swift is expected to come with either a 1.2-liter K-Series engine or a 1.3-liter diesel; while a 1.0-liter or a 1.4-liter Booster-jet turbo petrol engine has an outside chance of making an appearance too, inside the bonnet of the to-be-released, Swift.
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The Swift Dilemma in Pakistan!
Lastly, as far as its Pakistan launch of the upcoming Suzuki Swift is concerned, we all are well aware of Pak Suzuki’s two distinct traits. First, it is unpredictable and second it has a habit of skipping multiple iterations of a car. So only time will tell if or not, 2017 Suzuki Swift sees a launch in Pakistan. Or well here’s a weird presumption based on the two traits Pak Suzuki possesses. Who knows Pak Suzuki continues the current Swift and releases the sixth generation when it gets globally discontinued by Suzuki after, let’s say five years, and launches it alongside the fourth generation Swift but with a different name “Swiftus”- maybe? You never know because then Pak Suzuki will have a complete line-up of Swifts too i.e. a second generation Swift in the form of Cultus (which by the way “may” get replaced by the rumored Celerio), a fourth-gen Swift and the sixth generation Swift with a new name “Swiftus.” What is your opinion on the Swift Dilemma, possibility of “Swiftus” in the next ten years or so, and the to-be “globally” released 2017 Suzuki Swift? Let us know in the comments below!