The automotive scene in Pakistan is not that wide. Unfortunately, our countrymen are blessed with only three major car producers and buyer have very limited choices. But there are very few cars among the available lineup which are still sort of attractive. And arguably Suzuki Swift is on that very short list. PakWheels did a wonderful video review of the current generation of Swift, which is basically a first generation for Pakistani market. However in international markets, this is the third generation. The review can be seen at the end of this article.
Overseas the current Swift arrived back in the year 2010 and now looking for a fresh face. Suzuki was working on it, and now some spy images have been released. Suzuki Global operation is looking to release next Swift in 2017 and already have been shown to the dealers in Europe. From the available images, at first, glance, it does not look new at all. You will not find any revolutionary changes and these are more of an evolution of the existing car. At the front, the new car is getting newly designed grill, newly shaped headlights and fog lights. On side elevation, the roof looks slightly more sloped than the current generation and drops at C-pillar. New fenders and alloy wheels are also visible. On the rear, there are newly designed tail lights and slightly changed rear hatch door.
On the interior very small changes are visible. No more details and specification are available at this time. It is expected to get the newly designed 1000 cc BOOSTERJET direct injection turbocharged petrol engine. The new fuel efficient engine is also available in the new the Baleno. The Swift RS variant might be available with a 1.4L Petrol engine. Other engine options are also expected, but it is too early to speculate at this time.
It looks like the new Swift will not be that new on exterior or interior and might be a little let down for Suzuki fans. The car will be officially revealed in early 2017 in Europe and shortly after that in India.