2024 Suzuki Swift: A Fresh Look and Advanced Tech Await!
Suzuki has unveiled the much-anticipated 2024 Suzuki Swift, marking the return of the beloved city hatch after a six-year hiatus. With a striking resemblance to the "Concept" model showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show, this new Swift promises to deliver a rejuvenated driving experience. Packed with the latest technology and a choice of a hybrid powertrain, it's set to make its way to Australian showrooms in the first half of next year. In this blog, we'll dive into the key highlights and features of the 2024 Suzuki Swift.
Design and Reskin
The 2024 Suzuki Swift maintains its iconic charm while receiving a fresh makeover. The exterior design continues the evolution of the Swift lineage with sharper lines and the adoption of conventional rear door handles, departing from the high-mounted 'hidden' handles of the current model. Top-of-the-line models will boast 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED tail-lights, and chrome exterior highlights, lending the Swift a modern and stylish appearance.
The new Swift's specifications, as revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, list it as 3860mm long overall, 1695mm wide, 1500mm tall, and with a 2450mm wheelbase. While the dimensions have seen subtle changes, they remain true to the Swift's compact nature. These dimensions are 20mm longer overall, 40mm narrower, 5mm taller, and unchanged in wheelbase compared to the current model.
Under the Hood
In Japan, the 2024 Suzuki Swift will initially be available with a new 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, matched as standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This engine replaces the outgoing model's 1.2-liter petrol four-cylinder and is expected to offer improved fuel efficiency and better performance for city driving. Furthermore, it is available with mild-hybrid technology, providing a small boost to the engine under acceleration, enhancing fuel efficienc.
The new Swift comes equipped with advanced technology to enhance your driving experience. Inside, you'll find a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite navigation— an upgrade from the 7.0-inch screen in the current model. Additional features include heated front seats, automatic climate control, two USB ports, front and rear parking sensors, paddle shifters, and a remarkable 360-degree camera, a first in the city-car class.
Safety is a priority in the 2024 Suzuki Swift. The vehicle offers a wide array of advanced safety features, including an enhanced autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that can detect cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcycles. It can even prevent you from turning across the path of another car at an intersection. The new Swift also features driver monitoring technology, which alerts you if your attention wanders from the road.
Other safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane centring assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, low-speed rear AEB, automatic high beams, and speed sign recognition, ensuring a secure and enjoyable driving experience.
The 2024 Suzuki Swift is set to hit the Japanese market soon, with preliminary negotiations underway to finalize pricing. Australian customers can anticipate the arrival of the new Swift in the first half of next year, provided there are no unforeseen delays.
The 2024 Suzuki Swift is poised to make a grand return, offering a sleek design, advanced technology, and an array of safety features that enhance the driving experience. With the availability of a hybrid powertrain and improved efficiency, the Swift aims to win the hearts of city car enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for its arrival in Australian showrooms, and get ready to experience the latest evolution of this beloved city hatch.