*All the features of the Swift mentioned in the following press release are of Japanese specifications.
Suzuki Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Swift compact car will go on sale in Japan on 4 January, 2017.
The Swift is Suzuki’s flagship compact car sold more than 5.3 million units worldwide since its launch in 2004* as a world strategic model. It features distinctive and sporty styling, and both superb driving performance and low-fuel consumption achieved through an excellent handling inherited and further enhanced from its predecessor, the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild hybrid system, a fuel efficient 1.2-litre DUALJET engine with high thermal efficiency, and light and rigid new-generation platform “HEARTECT”.
The RS variant adopts the 1.0L BOOSTERJET direct-injection turbo engine (run on unleaded regular petrol) and a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT), to achieve both driving performance with powerful acceleration feel and excellent fuel efficiency.
And the optional “Safety Package” offered for all variants except XG includes for the first time in Suzuki models, the Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system that features a monocular camera and laser sensor and high beam assist that automatically switches high and low beam according to the vehicle’s surroundings. And one of the other features in the package is adaptive cruise control (ACC) system which maintains a certain distance to the vehicle in front. Fulfilling safety equipment and driving support functions through such equipment, the Swift has been largely evolved in all aspects.
The all-new Swift, Suzuki’s global flagship compact car with innovative styling and high driving performance, will also be introduced to markets other than Japan. The model for overseas markets, designed to suit global demands, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
*Cumulative worldwide sales of the end of November 2016 (based on Suzuki’s internal research).