So, what’s new? Well for starters the new model features a distinctive chrome line that divides the grille into a section with the large Suzuki emblem and a lower section that holds the front number plate. The grille itself has a more distinctive mesh pattern that emphasises the sporty nature.
There is also a new dual-tone colour scheme. On the range-topping GLX (seen here) you can specify any of the tone-colour options and you receive, new 15-inch polished alloy wheels.
The standard colour palette will include Fire Red, Midnight Blue Pearl, Lucent Orange Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Magma Grey Metallic and now also Midnight Black Pearl.
As mentioned, the GL and GLX specifications will further have the option of three unique dual-tone colours. These are Fire Red with a Black roof, Midnight Blue Pearl with a White roof and Arctic White Pearl with a Black roof. The GLX seen here is also well equipped on the inside. It features keyless access with a Start/Stop button, climate control and replaces the standard A/C system as found on other models. It also has electric windows all round, electric mirrors and a high-resolution colour touch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a reverse camera.
The Swift makes use of the brands trusted K12M-engine which features variable valve technology. This 1.2-litre unit generates 61kW and 112Nm. The highly efficient engine is rated to consume only 4.9 litres per 100km. A choice of either an AMT (automated manual transmission) or a regular 5-speed box is also on offer, I highly recommend the latter.
In terms of safety, the most significant addition to the Swift range is Electronic Stability Control (ESP). This valuable safety feature will be added across all Swift models and will be added to the already-standard list of safety equipment, which includes SRS front and passenger airbags, ABS-brakes with emergency brake assistance (BA) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).