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2024 Suzuki swift spotted testing in India next to old swift

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The Maruti Swift has long held its position as the best-selling hatchback in the country, thanks to its sporty design, lively performance, and reliability, which have attracted a consistent flow of customers over the years. Maruti is now gearing up for the launch of the 4th generation Swift, aiming to further enhance the overall user experience. Test mules of the upcoming Swift have been seen undergoing road tests several times in recent months.

Known for its curvy and aerodynamic profile, the Swift has always been recognized for its agility. The new Swift boasts improved capabilities, with the updated design contributing to a reduction in air resistance by around 4.6%. This enhancement in aerodynamics also leads to reduced noise and vibrations, providing a more refined driving experience. Interestingly, the new Swift is 90 kg heavier than its predecessor, indicating potential advancements in safety, features, or structural improvements.

These updates are expected to result in improved cruising capabilities, as evidenced by the test mule spotted at high speeds on Dwarka Expressway. The new Swift is poised to remain a versatile machine, catering to both everyday commutes and intercity journeys. Additionally, users can anticipate fuel cost savings, as the new Swift is likely to offer higher fuel efficiency with the new Z Series, 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine, equipped with a mild-hybrid setup generating 83 PS of max power and 108 Nm of peak torque.

The existing K series dual jet, dual VVT petrol engine, making 89.73 PS and 113 Nm, achieves a mileage of 22.38 km/l with manual transmission and 22.56 km/l with the AGS. The CNG manual variant offers a mileage of 30.90 km/kg.

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The 2024 Swift comes with refreshed features including a new front fascia with a redesigned grille, headlamps, and DRLs, as well as a sleek bumper and polygonal fog lamps. The side profile reveals standard rear door handles instead of C-pillar mounted units, and a new set of sporty alloy wheels. At the rear, the new Swift sports quirky C-shaped tail lamps. Inside, changes can be observed across the dashboard, AC vents, climate control, and center console, along with a larger 9-inch freestanding touchscreen infotainment system. While overseas models offer features like heated seats and AWD, it remains uncertain if the same configuration will be offered in the India-spec model due to the fully camouflaged test mule.

Production of the new Swift is expected to commence later this month at Maruti’s Hansalpur plant in Gujarat, the same location where the existing model is produced. Anticipating high demand, Maruti aims to manufacture around 20,000 units per month. With the expanded equipment list, the new Swift is likely to see an increase in prices, starting from the current base price of Rs 5.99 lakh.