Suzuki releases images and details of new 2011 Swift

Suzuki releases images and details of new 2011 Swift

Suzuki has just unveiled the next chapter in its success-story Swift model.

While the new Swift looks like a facelift of the outgoing model it is a entirely new vehicle and Suzuki clearly don’t want to depart significantly from a winning formula.

There are no official photos of the interior at this stage, but rumours are suggesting that the dashboard design is heavily inspired by the Suzuki Kizashi sedan.

Underneath the sheetmetal, is an all-new platform that increases the 2010 Swift’s wheelbase by 50mm to 2,380mm and the car’s overall length by 90mm to 3,850mm. Other dimensions have also increased with the new Swift being slightly wider (+5mm) and taller (+10mm).

According to Suzuki extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before.

Along with the new platform, the 2010 Swift also gets a new petrol unit and a revised diesel engine. A 1.2-litre petrol engine with Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) replaces the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. It produces 94-horsepower at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit, while torque is also improved to 118Nm (87 lb-ft) at 4,800rpm.

Fuel consumption for this engine on the combined cycle is 5.0 l/100km, for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 0.8lt/100km over the previous 1.3-litre unit. An optional automatic transmission will be available from launch.

A revised 1.3-litre diesel engine will be on offer in some markets and produces 75HP and has a combined fuel consumption of a mere 4.2lt/100km.

A replacement for the popular Swift Sport model is also planned by Suzuki.

Suzuki has just unveiled the next chapter in its success-story Swift model.

While the new Swift looks like a facelift of the outgoing model it is a entirely new vehicle and Suzuki clearly don’t want to depart significantly from a winning formula.

There are no official photos of the interior at this stage, but rumours are suggesting that the dashboard design is heavily inspired by the Suzuki Kizashi sedan.

Underneath the sheetmetal, is an all-new platform that increases the 2010 Swift’s wheelbase by 50mm to 2,380mm and the car’s overall length by 90mm to 3,850mm. Other dimensions have also increased with the new Swift being slightly wider (+5mm) and taller (+10mm).

According to Suzuki extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before.

Along with the new platform, the 2010 Swift also gets a new petrol unit and a revised diesel engine. A 1.2-litre petrol engine with Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) replaces the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. It produces 94-horsepower at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit, while torque is also improved to 118Nm (87 lb-ft) at 4,800rpm.

Fuel consumption for this engine on the combined cycle is 5.0 l/100km, for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 0.8lt/100km over the previous 1.3-litre unit. An optional automatic transmission will be available from launch.

A revised 1.3-litre diesel engine will be on offer in some markets and produces 75HP and has a combined fuel consumption of a mere 4.2lt/100km.

A replacement for the popular Swift Sport model is also planned by Suzuki.

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