We were one of the first in India to bring to you the first official pictures of the 2011 Suzuki Swift and a detailed analysis of the car. And now as the company reveals the clearest pictures yet of the new car, along with details and interiors, we are again at your service. The company has also revealed the specifications for the newly launched car – no pleasant surprises here though yet.
Here’s the list of our observations about the car
We have managed to decode the new Swift entirely. For all of you who have always found it difficult to differentiate the new and the old Swift, here are all the differences, decrypted.
- The headlamps on the new car are longer and bigger than the earlier version. They now sweep back further towards the front door in a bid to give the car a more front forward and sporty look.
- The tail-lamps follow the design philosophy applied at the front and they are longer than the ones on the earlier car too. They are elongated towards the rear fender and extend further towards the rear door into the haunches. They now also have a clear lens panel housed in the tail lamp assembly running across the length of the tail-lamp.
- At the front there is a freshly inserted crease that starts from the inner line of the headlamps and extends into the front bumper, surrounding the air-dam and making a trough-like shape.
- The quarter panel in the rear windows has been extended further towards the back, suggesting some increase in the legroom at the back bench.
- There is a recess at the place between the hatch door and the rear bumper. Unlike the earlier car, the hatch door doesn’t have a recess in itself for lifting it up, you have to hold it from where it ends. The horizontal crease in the rear hatch door too has been replaced with a clean look.
- The central air dam in the front is now bigger and the fog lamps too are placed in a differently designed housing.
- The bonnet is apparently one inch longer
- The radiator grill which was of an angular, trapezoidal shape earlier is now more curvaceous and forms a smiley
- Inside the cabin the car gets a brand new steering wheel and many new buttons on it
- It seems like apart from the volume controls and other basic functions, the car in the pictures also has cruise control
- The instrument panel is totally jazzed up with a digital readout placed between the speedo and the tacho. It seems to be quite elaborate with a lot of information available on the digital screen. We are damn sure it now has a trip computer too. We cannot see the trip computer, though there still is a possibility that it appears on pressing a button, like in most other cars
- The dashboard has been overhauled too. The materials seem to be of a better quality now and the round AC vents on the earlier car have been replaced with, angular ones with aluminium (Titanium finish) bezels on the central twins. AC vents have been replaced
- The centre console has been totally changed and it now looks much more jazzy than the drab-looking earlier version. It seems to feature an advanced stereo system along with climate control.
- The gear shifter knob, the hand brake lever and the seats have not been changed, if our interpretation of what our Hungarian friends wrote was correct.
Engines, as specified in the spec sheet are the same 1.2-litre K-series petriol and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel with unchanged power and torque outputs. The expectation of a 1.5-litre petrol for the Swift seems to have fizzled out for now, but we can still expect a bigger engine to make an entry under the bonnet at a later point in time.
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