Next-gen Suzuki Swift 2018 launched at Bangkok Auto Show

Mar 27, 2018 | Same topic: Highlights of the week
Overall, the all-new Suzuki Swift 2018 shares the familiar appearance with its predecessor yet still looks a bolder and sharper.

The next-generation Suzuki Swift 2018 has just made its ASEAN debut at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show. Looking at the model on display at the event, it is noticeable that there are some changes in the overall design of the 2018 Swift compared to its predecessor. To be more specific, the all-new model gets a more angular and sportier look while its interior also gets renewed, not to mention its improved powertrain for better fuel economy.

Video: The 2018 Swift by Suzuki

Generally, the next-gen Suzuki Swift 2018 shares the familiar appearance with its predecessor; however, the new model still looks a little bolder and sharper. Its front shows a massive hexagonal grille. The headlights earn a more upward look. Specifically, the top-spec Swift will be equipped with LED lighting and LED daytime running lamps.

The front view of the Suzuki Swift 2018

The new Swift looks a little bolder and sharper. Its front shows a large six-sided grille

Also, the new Swift still keeps the A-pillars and the sloped roofline of the outgoing model. Meanwhile, a slight redesign was done to the rear following wider taillights and shouldered lined made squared-off.

The rear view of 2018 Suzuki Swift

A light redesign was done to the rear following wider taillights and shouldered lined made squared-off

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Speaking of size, the new model has the length of 3840mm, the width of 1695mm and the height of 1500mm while the wheelbase measures 2450mm.

The Suzuki Swift 2018 interior is also made sporty. The hood-covering gauges are positioned over the instrument panel. The steering wheel now comes flat-bottomed. As for the Thai-spec version, it can be equipped with 2 choices that are an optional 7-inch touchscreen system or a two-DIN sound system. With the option of the touchscreen system, car owners can have the use of navigation, MirrorLink, and Apple CarPlay. Other features include 6 speakers, the leather steering wheel, keyless start and entry, auto-climate control, and cruise control. The seats are covered with fabric with a unique design. The interesting thing lies in the design of the dashboard which is made both traditionally and in a new style. The interior is fully lit up with the help of faux metal and glossy black plastic.

Cabin view inside the 2018 Suzuki Swift

 The interesting thing lies in the design of the dashboard which is made both traditionally and in a new style

Suzuki used a 1.2-litre K12M DualJet 4-cylinder motor which is backed by VVT (variable valve timing) and auto stop-start in this new Swift. It doles out 83PS and 103Mn of torque. The old 4-speed automatic has been replaced with the introduction of CVT (Continuously variable transmission. Suzuki claims with this change, the Swift will consume only 1l for a 23-km driving. However, Thai buyers won’t stand a chance to have a manual transmission choice.

DualJet engine of Suzuki Swift

Suzuki used a 1.2-litre K12M DualJet 4-cylinder motor which is backed by VVT (variable valve timing) and auto stop-start in this new Swift

Heartect, the new platform, is expected to bring this Swift to a higher level as it is lighter yet more rigid, which allows for better stability handling. Anti-lock brakes, dual SRS air-bags and stability control promise to bring car owners a complete feeling of safety.

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