The forthcoming 2021 Suzuki Swift will get a 48-volt self-charging hybrid powertrain. According to numerous reports, this model will go on sale early in 2020. Moreover, its Sport variant will also feature the very same hybrid setup. On top of that, Vitara and SX4 S-Cross models are also in line with such a drastic upgrade.
According to the Japanese carmaker, a new hybrid system will lower CO2 emissions by 20 percent and it will add more torque. Besides that, the new Swift will get a couple of exterior changes. As for the interior, Suzuki will deliver all important updates in the tech department.
2021 Swift Gets Exterior Facelift
Unlike the third-gen Swift, the fourth generation comes with a more angular approach. The 2021 Suzuki Swift wears a recognizable design language, and it won’t host such drastic changes. Design is modern and our Swift is looking upright. Last year’s facelift was exactly what this model needed. Still, the 2021 model will bring a couple of refreshments.
This model looks small and aggressive. The new model is slightly wider and it offers a lower ride height. These changes are barely visible. The front grille is also wider while the LED headlights are looking more fluid. The same headlights will keep its shape and daytime running LED lights are intact. Overall, the new Swift looks slicker than its predecessor.
As for the interior, the all-new 2021 Suzuki Swift is offering an impressive design. The AC knobs are still available, but new interior panels have been installed. We like the piano-black plastic and the adjustable steering wheel is amazing. The upholstery, even the standard one, is very soft and it provides a high level of comfort. Still, some parts are looking cheap but Swift is an affordable model so it does make sense.
If you want more luxury, go for the range-topping trim level. One of the biggest issues is the panels on the doors. The very same panels are so easy to scratch so be careful with sharper objects, especially keys. Lastly, this model is getting a new infotainment system, latest phone integrations and new optional sound system.
New Hybrid Powertrain
Japan manufacturer will introduce a new 48-volt self-charging hybrid system. This powertrain will be offered in the 2021 Suzuki Swift and new Vitara. Moreover, Suzuki’s SX4 S-Cross model is also getting the same hybrid system. According to the Japanese carmaker, a new hybrid system is offering up to 20 percent lower CO2 emissions. Moreover, torque will be improved by 15 percent. New figures are rated at 173 lb-ft of torque.
Most importantly, fuel economy will get significant improvements. The new hybrid powertrain will replace the existing 1.4-liter Boosterjet engine. As a result, the new Swift will be lighter, which is very important. A lithium-ion battery will provide a good all-electric range for the segment. As for the charging, the self-charging system is using electric power alone at speeds below 10 mph.
2021 Suzuki Swift Price and Release Date
We are convinced that the 2021 Suzuki Swift will cost more than its predecessor. However, exact pricing details are not available yet. The Japanese carmaker will introduce its new hybrid system in the first quarter of 2020. Right after that, a new Swift will go on sale. On top of that, this model is coming to Europe, most likely next March.