The 2017 Suzuki Swift will gain a mild hybrid powertrain, according to a leaked Japanese brochure showing the full specification of the car.
The hybrid model, badged 'Hybrid RS' appeared in the brochure, confirms Suzuki's sharing of powertrains across its range as the hybrid also features in the Baleno. However, a Suzuki UK spokesman couldn't confirm if the variant would make it to the UK. Brochure images appeared on forum pages of a car fan site.
The brochure also confirms that the Swift will be available in both two and four-wheel drive, and states the official Japanese fuel economy figures for both the 1.2-litre mild hybrid and standard, 1.0-litre-engined Swifts - 77.4mpg and 56.5mpg respectively.
In Japan, the Swift will start from around £9100 according to the brochure, although UK pricing is likely to be slightly higher than this. The entry-level current-generation Swift starts at £9249.
The Swift previously leaked in an image that has surfaced on a car-leak-themed Facebook page.
Although fairly grainy, the previous image revealed the car's complete front-end styling, which matches design sketches that leaked out from Suzuki earlier this year. It also shows the body beneath the camouflage of the test car that we spotted a few months ago.
Just like those images, the production car has a dominant front grille with a body-coloured strip across it, swept-back headlights and what appear to be the diamond-cut alloy wheels depicted in the leaked design sketches.
The stubby length of the door and the same design features as the leaked sketches suggest that this is a five-door Swift and further fuel speculation that the next Swift will be a five-door only. Suzuki's next Swift is slated to share engines with the Baleno and Ignis, including the 1.0-litre Boosterjet and 1.2-litre Dualjet.
The previous leaked photos confirm Suzuki's intention to continue making a warmed-up Swift Sport variant, with alloy wheels, aggressive styling and dual exhausts.
We expect the next Swift to go on sale in the UK in summer, after a likely reveal at the Geneva motor show.