Suzuki unveils new Swift in Hungary

Suzuki have unveiled the new 2011 Swift at its Magyar Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.

The all-new Suzuki Swift is positioned as Suzuki’s latest world strategic model and makes strong developments in styling, impact safety, driving performance, handling, improved fuel consumption and significantly lower emissions.

The new Swift uses the K-series 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) is utilised which produces 94PS at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118Nm at 4,800rpm.

The 1.3 litre diesel will also be launched and more details will be out when the car gets launched. The new Swift gets new head lamps, tail lamps and a bigger body as compared to the old.

The new Swift in 90mm longer than before and also offers 50mm longer wheelbase.  Here’s a comparison between the dimensions of the old and the new one:

New Swift Previous Swift
Length 3,850mm (+90) 3,760mm
Width 1,695mm (+5) 1,690mm
Height 1,510mm (-20) 1,530mm
Wheelbase 2,430mm (+40) 2,390mm
Front Track 1480mm (+10) 1470mm
Rear Track 1485mm (+5) 1480mm

We can expect the new Swift only in 2011. It could possibly launched in March 2011. The new dimensions are bigger means the the Swift customers will not complain of the car being cramped. Also the car looks bigger from outside. We don’t expect new engines, and India will get the same engines which are available on the current Swift.