2017 Suzuki Swift Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Suzuki Swift comes with an individuality that can attract even the most discerning of supermini customers. Just like the Suzuki swifts of yore, the new model melds superb fuel economy ratings and excellent handling, with eye-catching good looks, European-inspired driving dynamics, and Japanese quality. Even while its release date remains a mystery, one thing’s for sure, the 2017 Swift is coming and it is coming so swiftly!

2017 Suzuki Swift spy shots


For starters, the Swift has been around for a couple of years now. It is offered primarily for the European and Japanese markets. Although we cannot confirm this at the moment, the 2017 Suzuki Swift will not be offered for the USA market – it is highly improbable even to think they would. It comes in numerous specification, each offering a distinct styling and spacious interior.

2017 Suzuki Swift front angle, headlights and grille

The new model showcases the company’s desire to develop contemporary cars through innovation, sporty, and elegant designs. As can be seen from the spy images, the new model will feature an evolutionary design. According to Suzuki, it is based on a new platform that will help the Swift offer improved fuel economy ratings, and offer better driving dynamics in this highly congested niche.

One notable feature that engineers of the new model perhaps spent considerable time improving is the chassis development. The level of handling, according to the automaker, has improved significantly. The ride quality too has improved.

2017 Suzuki Swift auto show, side view, grey color, alloy wheels

Beneath the hood, the new model comes equipped with several engines depending on the trim model. The base mill, for instance, comes with a 93 horsepower, 1.2L four-cylinder engine that mates to either a four-speed automatic or a five–speed manual, whereas the Suzuki Swift Sport gets a 134 horsepower-generating 1.6L four-cylinder engine.

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, overhead view

Once available, the 2017 Swift will find itself battling against the Volkswagen Polo, the Ford Fiesta, and the Honda Jazz. The Honda Jazz is the American version of the Swift. It costs around $19,400 and comes equipped with a 1.3L gasoline four-cylinder engine rated at 101 horsepower and 91 lbs. ft. of torque. The Ford Fiesta is one of the hottest subcompact on the Old Continent. It comes with several engines with power spanning from as low as 79 horsepower to as high as 197 horsepower. Pricing starts from around $14,600.

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Finally, the Volkswagen Polo price starts from around $16,000. There’re plenty of engine choices available – gasoline and diesel. Although the three rivals are definitely worth checking out, the 2017 Suzuki Swift still seems to have a lot to offer to buyers.

2017 Suzuki Swift Release Date & Price

2017 Suzuki Swift release date

As you can see from the images, the 2017 Swift is still wearing heavy disguise. What this means is that it is still too early for certain details such as its price, and release date to be confirmed. What is known at the moment is the fact that Suzuki will not be significantly altering the sticker price of the existing model. As such, my crystal ball tells me it’ll return with either the same sticker price as before ($14,000) or a slightly increased one probably by a few bucks.

2017 Suzuki Swift Exterior Images

2017 Suzuki Swift auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Even with the automaker going to great lengths to conceal the exterior features, changes are slightly conspicuous via the black covers. What catches the eye at first glance is the redesigned headlamp design. They come with a more angular shape, and are a bit smaller in size. Up front, a trained eye will immediately notice that the grille is now of trapezoidal design.

2017 Suzuki Swift Interior

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The interior of the new car is heavily guised, and as such, we’re light on the details. Some of the highlights you should however expect include a revised multi-function steering wheel, a modern instrument cluster with a color LCD display, a V-shaped dashboard, and redesigned A/C vents.

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, leather front seats

Other features include a new 7-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay connectivity, an optional rear-view camera, an SD card slot, and a USB port.

Available Trims

As of this writing, only two trims have leaked: base, and Sport. The 2017 Suzuki Swift GTI review is offered separately.

New New Suzuki Swift 2017 Sport Engine - Cars New Release

Engine Specs

The base model comes equipped with a 93 horsepower, generating 1.2L four-cylinder engine, while the Swift Sport gets a 1.6L four-banger rated at 134 ponies. A 1.0L Turbo will also be offered, specs will be known some few weeks to its release date.

2017 Suzuki Swift engine

Safety

Rumors allege the new model will come with upgraded safety features that match those offered for the Ford fiesta or the Volkswagen Polo. Crash impact assessment will be done by the relevant authority once the Suzuki Swift 2017 goes for sale. Results will be updated here in real time. So be sure to check them out.

Image gallery

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport front view, yellow color, headlights and grille

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Suzuki Swift front view, white color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, blue color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport front view, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, rear view, yellow color, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift trunk and cargo space

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, leather front and back seats


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