Suzuki introduces the Swift facelift

Suzuki has launched a facelift model of its sporty compact hatchback, the Swift. Updates include sporty exterior enhancements, a fuel efficiency enhanced powertrain, and additional smart safety features.

The Swift has long been a favorite among motorists across the world seeking a stylish and fun-to-drive hatchback. The current Swift which launched in 2017 was a top three finalist in the 2018 World Urban Car awards, and surpassed 745,000 unit sales across more than 119 countries by the end of 2019. Updates for the facelift model further accentuate the Swift’s iconic characteristics in a modern package that is stylish, responsive and full of clever technology.

Swift facelift highlights

Standout styling
Features dynamic styling updates including a sporty three-dimensional dot type front grille with horizontal chrome bar accent, polished alloy wheels, two-tone body colour combinations, and elegant color options for interior ornaments.

Fuel efficient powertrain
Powered by a new K12D 1.2 DUALJET engine equipped standard with SHVS mild hybrid with a larger-capacity lithium ion battery, delivering further enhancements in fuel efficiency while retaining the Swift’s characteristic fun-to-drive responsiveness.

Smart safety technology
Equipped with new traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor and lane departure prevention functions in addition to a host of existing smart safety features.

Standout styling
The Swift turns heads with its sporty and bold front face, strong shoulders and characteristic wrap-around windows, along with details like a floating roof and vertically arranged LED lamps. This standout styling is further refined in the facelift model with new features such as a three-dimensional dot type grille with a horizontal chrome bar accent, and finely crafted polished alloy wheels, combining to bring a powerful and sophisticated presence to the Swift.


Body colours
The Swift facelift line-up now comes in additional fashionable two-tone colour options, including the flagship Burning Red Pearl Metallic with black roof, along with Speedy Blue Metallic with black roof, new Frame Orange Pearl Metallic with black roof, and new Rush Yellow Metallic with silver roof.

The sporty, sophisticated design of the Swift’s interior includes features like cylindrical gauges, a cockpit-like centre console and a sporty D-shaped steering wheel that gives a feeling of driving confidence. The facelift model is available with new silver ornament options that further amplify the energetic and modern feel of the interior.

Fuel efficient powertrain
New K12D 1.2 DUALJET engine and SHVS mild hybrid system
The new K12D 1.2 DUALJET engine powering the Swift facelift features a dual injection system, and offers both a powerful response and high fuel efficiency. This balance is made possible through advances that include electric intake VVT (variable valve timing), a variable capacity oil pump, and electronically controlled piston cooling jets.
Fuel efficiency of the DUALJET engine is further enhanced when paired with the SHVS mild hybrid system, which comes equipped standard on all Swift facelift models. The system uses a light, compact ISG (integrated starter generator) with an electric motor function and a lithium-ion battery with capacity that has been expanded from 3Ah to 10Ah, delivering further enhanced fuel efficiency over the pre-facelift version.

The SHVS mild hybrid system converts kinetic energy generated during deceleration into electric energy, which is charged to the lithium-ion battery and used by the electric motor function to assist the engine when accelerating for higher fuel efficiency, and automatically stopping the engine when the car is stationary.
Smart safety technology
Adding to a host of existing smart safety features available on the current model including Dual Sensor Brake Support, weaving alert and high beam assist, the facelift model now comes equipped with traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor and lane departure prevention functions.

Traffic sign recognition
The traffic sign recognition system uses the monocular camera to monitor the road for traffic signs such as the speed limit, and displays those signs on the speedometer.

Blind spot monitor (BSM)
Two rear mounted side radar sensors detect vehicles in or approaching the rear blind spot and alert the driver by a warning LED icon in the relevant door mirrors, assisting lane changes.

Lane departure prevention
At speeds of between 60 and 160km/h, the system uses a monocular camera to recognize the lane, and controls the steering to assist the driver in returning the vehicle back into the lane when a lane departure occurs.


Major Specifications