The car was unveiled in Japanese specification late last year.
The Japanese specification confirmed that the engine line-up includes a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine and a 1.2-litre Dualjet mild hybrid petrol. The former claims 56.4mpg and produces 99bhp at 5500rpm, with a maximum of 110lb ft torque, while the hybrid manages 77.4mpg, 88bhp and 87lb ft. The new Swift will be available in both manual and automatic forms, and be offered with two- and four-wheel drive.
Both engines are already offered in the Baleno, so it’s very likely the engine range will remain unchanged on the UK-spec car.
At 3840mm long, the 2017 Swift is 10mm shorter than the outgoing model, although this could change slightly with the European version. The new car is exactly the same height as the current Swift, and has a wheelbase of 2450mm – 20mm longer than the current car. A width of 1695mm is retained.