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2017 Suzuki Swift spotted, reveals sharp new design

December 9, 2016

The 2017 Suzuki Swift has been scooped in all its glory, thanks to Facebook spy page Ferd.

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As previously revealed in leaked sketches and renderings, the next Swift will continue to evolve its current cut styling theme, including blacked-out A-pillars and an upright but sporty appearance. The headlights are now more swept back and we can even see a hint of Jaguar F-Type in the single frame grille.

This model appears to be one a well-specced ‘cooking’ version of the Swift, rather than the Swift shown in the renderings earlier this year.

Engines for the newcomer – as outlined in our Top 10 future small cars feature – are tipped to include a 1.2-litre atmo four-cylinder with 66kW, as well as the 1.0-litre Boosterjet three-cylinder turbo seen in the Baleno that makes 82kW. The Sport would be a fine candidate for the 1.4-litre, 103kW turbo unit as seen in the Vitara Turbo SUV.

The Swift will be in its fifth-generation when it comes here next year. Other competitors expected to be refreshed next year are the Ford Fiesta, VW Polo, Holden Barina, and others.

Stay tuned for more Suzuki Swift related news, including its hot hatch Sport variant as it comes to hand.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.