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Old 3rd April 2017, 20:50   #346
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New SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT could weigh 870kg , a drop of ~ 135kg from its predecessor, to deliver a power-to-weight ratio of 159 hp/ton and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), in less than 9 seconds!.

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Combined with the 1.4-liter petrol engine that powers the Vitara S, producing 138 HP and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, this recipe would allow the next Swift Sport to deliver a power-to-weight ratio of 159 hp/ton, thus beating more established vehicles, such as the Toyota 86.

The new Vitara S needs 10.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph),
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Car and Bike review of the 2017 Swift, driven in France. Key points to note,

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The driving dynamics is where the real story begins, and they in fact are impeccable: The new generation of this sporty car weighs just 840 kilograms - an almost incredible 120 kg less than before. But the new platform is still stiffer and safe, thanks to the use of high-strength steel.
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- Maruti Suzuki will launch the New Swift in India in Feb 2018

- Swift for rest of the world will be manufactured in Japan and for India will be from Maruti Suzuki - expect some differences( in interiors? common to the new Dzire?)

- The entry-level version for Europe is powered by the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 horsepower.

- It propels the Swift to 100 kmph in 11.9 seconds; top speed is a fully adequate 180 kmph.

- l 1.0-litre three-cylinder boosterjet turbo that's rated at 112 horsepower -0-100 kmph comes up in 10.6 seconds, and top speed is an impressive 195 kmph

- India is likely to get the SWIFT Rs variant with the 1.0L boosterjet similar to Baleno Rs.

-The top-of-the-line engine Swift Sport, with 1.4-liter boosterjet four-cylinder turbo with 138 bhp, will be available next year – though India is unlikely to get it

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The chassis is tuned to be on the sporty side, and road holding is frankly rather good. Still, the Swift is comfortable enough to filter out most potholes, and it is a capable long-distance car. The stiff platform means that there is noticeably less noise and vibration than before. The Indian Swift is likely to be a touch softer though.
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The black interior with white and matte chrome contrast elements gives the new Swift a high-quality aura. Technology geeks will appreciate the 4.2-inch multi-functional display, but they will love the optional infotainment system with a 7-inch screen and Apple Car Play or Android Auto functionality
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More on the European 2017 Swift from the Polish drive, Link

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New dimensions of positive impact on space for all passengers and their baggage.
The new Swift (European) is slim and will be produced only in Japan (and not in Hungary or in India). The car weighs 120 pounds less, which helps to reduce fuel consumption and improve driving.
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The Interior can be described in four words: sports, quality, innovation and functionality.
Ergonomic front seats now offer more comfort. A brief test showed, that carry four adults takes place in conditions very friendly kręgosłupowi. There is no shortage of space for legs and head
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Under the hood you will see two petrol engines (also available in hybrid SHVS). Motor turbo 1.0 l and 1.2 l naturally aspirated. Both units should be commended for Dynamics. This is thanks to mostly significantly vehicle weight. The driver clearly feels the full control of the car and there are tired of for example. When accelerating or turning movement. Average fuel consumption of the engine 1.0 l amounted to 4.6 tests l fuel per 100 km a 1.2 l Burns very similar values. In theory, the most economical hybrid option is connected to the engine 1.0 l – according to the manufacturer Burns only 4.0 l fuel per 100 km.
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New Swift very firmly to the road. Is flexible, probably included in turns and offers better comfort when travelling on uneven road
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the surprise version 1.0 111 KM with 6-speed automatic. During the drive had the impression of high strength; This engine likes speed and while on paper it doesn't look, gives you a lot of fun during acceleration. In addition, automatic transmission works great with the engine.
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Old 21st April 2017, 10:29   #349
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Suzuki Wins the Contribution Prize of the 49th Ichimura Prizes in Industry.

This is the first time in eight years, and the fourth time for Suzuki to win the prize.

- “Development of Resin Material with Superb Appearance and Application to Pre-coloured Interior Parts” - Suzuki is widely adopting this technology for interior parts including the audio garnish of the all-new Swift compact car.

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As the result, the new technology realises pre-coloured components with high quality glossy surface which is comparable to that of painted parts. It also contributes in suppressing environmental load such as reduction of volatile organic compounds compared to painted parts.
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Is the 90bhp diesel the only engine this new swift likely to be sold with, in India? Read a few pages prior that diesels will also come with auto box.

Hoping a diesel engine rated higher than 90bhp gets featured with an auto tranny. Will be so much fun to drive.
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Is the 90bhp diesel the only engine this new swift likely to be sold with, in India? Read a few pages prior that diesels will also come with auto box.

Hoping a diesel engine rated higher than 90bhp gets featured with an auto tranny. Will be so much fun to drive.
Swift never had a 90BHP diesel (with the VGT) - It only had 75BHP version (with the FGT). I suspect they'll still go ahead with the 75 BHP version (unless I missed something earlier in the thread)
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The 2017 SWIFT - 1.2 Dualjet 90 HP 4WD , impressions from the Spanish drive,

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Swift was tested all across Europe prior to its launch.

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As if this wasn't enough for the "Europeanisation" of which we speak, we have to highlight that all tests made before the release of Swift 2017 have been made in the old continent. Thus, in Sweden took the test at low temperatures; on the roads of the United Kingdom tested the accuracy of the address and the comfort of March; on the Autobahn in Germany was tested the stability at high speeds; in the Alps, climbs and descents on mountain roads; and, finally, in Spain, the prototype passed inspections altitude and high temperatures
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Japanese made SWIFT will go on sale in UK from June 01. Prices revealed.

More expensive than the outgoing model by 2000 but the new Swift gets a significantly longer technical features list.

Starting price of 2017 from 10,999 with the range topping at 15,499.

1. entry-level 89bhp 1.2-litre SZ3 car will be on sale from 10,999

2. The 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder Boosterjet engine can be had from 12,999 on the SZ-T model, which adds a smartphone link display, a rear view camera and 16-inch wheels

3. The same engine with Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid system starts at 14,449 as an SZ5 car, introducing automatic air conditioning, sat nav, keyless entry and electric rear windows.

4. The sole automatic Swift makes use of the 1.0-litre engine too, and is available in SZ5 trim from 15,849

5.while an all-wheel-drive model with a hybridised 1.2-litre four-cylinder kicks off at 15,499


A Swift Sport will follow in 2018 powered by the 138bhp 1.4-litre Boosterjet four-cylinder turbo petrol from the Vitara S.

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3. The same engine with Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid system starts at 14,449 as an SZ5 car, introducing automatic air conditioning, sat nav, keyless entry and electric rear windows.
Hi Volkman10, saw this bit in Autocar about the SZ5 trim.


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The Swift SZ5 also gets a 4.2in LCD display in place of instrument dials. It comes with new driver assist technology including a forward detection system that uses a monocolour camera and laser sensor that can see in the dark. They first provide the driver with a visual and audio warning when an impact is likely, before triggering autonomous emergency braking that can maximise brake pressure to avoid an impact. The technology offers lane departure warning and high beam assist, and an additional radar device enables adaptive cruise control.
Do not recall any such information about LCD instrument cluster in any of the previous reviews of the new Swift if i am not wrong. Do we have any pictures anywhere else substantiating LCD display as instrument cluster.

Edit : I think i realised my mistake. I think they are referring to the colour LCD display between the two dials like we have in our Baleno. I did not realise that earlier. Sorry.

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New Suzuki Swift will be launched on June 2nd in Australia. Supplies will be from Suzuki Japan.

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While the new Ignis, Baleno and Vitara are doing relatively well, the Swift is the company’s most important car and the one for which it is best known.

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2017 Suzuki Swift in the boosterjet configuration is likely to be the SWIFT Rs ( Swift Sport) for India!

When reviewed in UK here are some key data revealed.
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When compared with Skoda Fabia,

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Total output stands at 109bhp and 170Nm, which combines with the manual gearbox’s light shift action to help speed up changes. It meant the Swift sprinted from 0-60mph in 9.3 seconds – the fastest on test. With the most torque here, it was also quickest in gear, matching the Skoda at 10.9 seconds between 50-70mph in fifth, then eclipsing it between 30-50mph in third and fourth
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The lack of weight helps yet again, giving the Suzuki decent agility.The steering is nicely weighted, although there’s not a lot of self-centring, and there’s some mild torque steer as the electric motor cuts in, but the controls are all nicely matched in terms of weight and response, which encourages you to make the most of the Swift’s decent level of grip.
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Autocar UK has reviewed the new SWIFT BoosterJet.

Not too bad, not brilliant either - if you read through their review.

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Car and Bike review of the 2017 Swift, driven in France. Key points to note.......
".....thanks to the use of high strength steel...". How much longer are we going to be led up the garden path - This whole fairy-tale about high strength steel, super-high-tech light alloys (Al-Mg et al) is just that!

Audi & Aston-Martin, who supposedly are among the front-runners in exotic alloys chassis development, are still unable to reduce the kerb wt of their full-size sedans (the data is available in public fora) to significantly less than the competition who are using more mundane materials , because of safety - high speed impact - issues. And here we have a 120 kg wt reduction in a car already weighing in at under a ton!

And all the marketing candy-floss means zilch! When the India-made new Swift attains 4/5 star rating in Global NCAP, it would mean something. And not the ones fitted with "air-bags" - that's another rip-off, considering the number of cases of airbags not inflating in actual road accidents - not the beautifully choreographed slow-motion NCAP videos of inflating air-bags saving plastic dummies. Let us have some hard data about structural strength/torsional rigidity multiplication & then the mfrs. can tom-tom their drums.

One should not confuse safety with FE there is no getting around it. One cant have ones cake and eat it at the same time certainly not in the mass market sector, where the Swift is placed in India.
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".....thanks to the use of high strength steel...". How much longer are we going to be led up the garden path - This whole fairy-tale about high strength steel, super-high-tech light alloys (Al-Mg et al) is just that!

Audi & Aston-Martin, who supposedly are among the front-runners in exotic alloys chassis development, are still unable to reduce the kerb wt of their full-size sedans (the data is available in public fora) to significantly less than the competition who are using more mundane materials , because of safety - high speed impact - issues. And here we have a 120 kg wt reduction in a car already weighing in at under a ton!

And all the marketing candy-floss means zilch! When the India-made new Swift attains 4/5 star rating in Global NCAP, it would mean something. And not the ones fitted with "air-bags" - that's another rip-off, considering the number of cases of airbags not inflating in actual road accidents - not the beautifully choreographed slow-motion NCAP videos of inflating air-bags saving plastic dummies. Let us have some hard data about structural strength/torsional rigidity multiplication & then the mfrs. can tom-tom their drums..
I guess it is bit of a stretch to compare the structural rigidity of an Aston Martin with a Suzuki. For a given target of Rigidity ( which I presume is lower for Swift), weight reduction using stronger material is perfectly feasible. The high strength steel benefit is no fairy tale. For Mass market players Aluminum and Magnesium are infeasible options. Hence Steel. I do not know your technical background but there is hell of a lot of stuff that is going on in material research. I guess a plastic automobile engine would also seem like a fairy tale except for the fact that it has been achieved at Lab level. Production en masse is another issue. So, pls do not call stronger materials as fairy tale.
And with due respect ( although NCAP does not deserve it), GNCAP is never going to have it's time in the sun in India. Scaremongering tactics of GNCAP to hard sell EU manufacturers agenda did not work on Government mandarins.Hence BNVSAP. I too am waiting for results of Tests as per BNVSAP for all new and current cars. Let's hold our judgement till then.
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