New supermini caught testing at the Nurbirgring; on-sale later this summer
14 April 2010

The next-generation Suzuki Swift has been spied in testing at the Nurburgring.

The all-new model has been described to Autocar by sources from within the company as “a design evolution of the current model. It looks more grown up, but will have the same sort of appeal”.

See the pictures of the new Suzuki Swift in testing

The model pictured here is the Swift in its five-door guise, although the heavy disguise gives little away about its styling. The interior has also been captured for the first time.

The small hatchback is the biggest-selling model in Suzuki’s line-up, accounting for over 54,000 sales in the UK since the car was launched in 2005, and the company makes no secret of how vital the new model is.

It will ride on a completely new platform, and will feature a range of small petrol engines that will utilise advanced variable-valve technology and possibly turbocharging to improve economy and performance.

There are no details regarding the diesel engines available, but with Volkswagen’s recently acquired 20 per cent stake in Suzuki there is speculation that the German maker could provide the diesel tech in the new Swift.

Expect prices to remain competitive, with the range starting at around £10,000.

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14 April 2010

[quote Autocar]“a design evolution of the current model. It looks more grown up, but will have the same sort of appeal”.[/quote]

read as, they have made a mistake.

.............

Interior picture: i like the mobile phone/radio shaped handbrake.

14 April 2010

[quote beachland2]

[quote Autocar]“a design evolution of the current model. It looks more grown up, but will have the same sort of appeal”.[/quote]

read as, they have made a mistake.

.............

Interior picture: i like the mobile phone/radio shaped handbrake.

[/quote]Why do you say 'read as, they have made a mistake'? This is the best selling car they have so hardly a mistake. And it still looks fresh today some 4/5 years after launch. This is more a mid life face lift.

14 April 2010

I mean the current swift looks excellent, to change it by making it look more "adult" is tragic. And why say it will have the same kind of appeal? meaning it wont have the same appeal. Which in my view is that they have made a mistake in the new design.

14 April 2010

Just proves that devt at the Nurburgring is a gimmick. What next? Tata Nano replacement spotted at Silverstone? Don't make me laugh.

14 April 2010

I always liked the new Swift - hopefully this will turn out to be a looker (though the facelift for this year wasn't as good). Also hope they put the same type of "fun" engines the current one has - the 1.3 is a nice and revvy little thing and the 1.5 is an absolute laugh. I'd have loved to have tried the 1.6 sport!

14 April 2010

[quote theonlydt]I'd have loved to have tried the 1.6 sport![/quote]

It is great!

You don't have to be breaking the law either to have immense fun which is fantastic.

So glad the wife liked it - now she loves it - and hardly lets me drive it!

Would be a shame if they loose the fun factor that is such a part of the current car.

 NeVeR L8te Smile

14 April 2010

1.6 Sport is amazing fun! Only thing missing from it is some current tech like aux port and a decent integrated sat nav

14 April 2010

[quote opelvaux]Only thing missing from it is some current tech like aux port and a decent integrated sat nav[/quote]

With you all the way on the Aux port, but sat nav???

Getting lost and driving the long way round through country lanes makes it even better!!!

Oh hang on - with the software on some, sat nav it is then - fix to the long way round!

Seriously, agreed all it really needs.....

 NeVeR L8te Smile

14 April 2010

I would have thought its a bit early for replacement as the current model hasn't been with us all that long. Anyway will be intersting to see what it looks like, and if they borrow much from VW. Hopefully won't just be a carbon coby of the Polo...

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