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Next-gen 2022 Suzuki Swift with mild-hybrid arriving next year – Report [Update]

The fourth-gen Suzuki Swift that debuted in December 2016 will get changed by the improved 2022 Suzuki Swift next July, says a report from Japan’s Best Car

Complete restyling

The Japanese publication has created a speculative rendering of the next-gen Suzuki Swift, showing a lower bonnet, more prominent grille, compact LED headlamps, slim LED front fog lights, edgier character lines, and taller rear-side door handles. It has a cleaner yet sportier exterior with more sharpness and aggression. The headlamps are just a customized version of the present design with the top portion missing, which might not be the last style. This render is unofficial, but it’s the only readily available graph of the future car at this time.

Upgraded HEARTECT platform

Underpinning the 2022 Suzuki Swift could be the same HEARTECT platform, with small improvements for security, handling, and convenience. There is room for development in length and width, however any substantial increments and the measurements would get near the Suzuki Baleno. For reference, the current Swift Suzuki makes in Japan is 3,845/ 3,855 mm long, 1,695 mm wide, and 1,500 mm/1,525 mm tall. Its wheelbase covers 2,450 mm.

2022 Suzuki Swift– No full hybrid system?

2022 Suzuki Swift may not get a 'strong' Hybrid system like the current gen (pictured)
Best Car publication reports that a full hybrid system will not be available on the incoming 2022 Suzuki Swift.

Big news on the powertrain front is Suzuki rolling back electrification, reports Best Car. While the business has used a full-hybrid powertrain in Japan (where the cars and truck can run for a brief range in the ‘EV’ mode) in the third-gen and fourth-gen Swift, it does not plan to take this system forward into the new car. A mild-hybrid powertrain will be available, though, with a 48- volt Lithium-ion battery pack rather of the present 12- volt, it is recommended.

New functions of the advanced mild-hybrid system could include torque-fill control and electric motor idling. The base engine would be a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol system. The Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) would develop around 13 PS of power, based on a more recent report from Best Car

2023 Suzuki Swift Sport to continue as a mild-hybrid

The Suzuki Swift Sport will likely continue as a mild-hybrid in the next generation, suggests a report from response.jp It must carry forward the K14 D 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine with 48 V mild-hybrid system which produces 95 kW (129 PS) of maximum power and 253 Nm of maximum torque, and it is helped by the WA06 B motor that generates 10 kW (14 PS) and 53 Nm. The motor gets its juice from a 48- volt Lithium-ion battery pack that stores electrical energy recovered from deceleration and braking.

The next-gen Suzuki Swift Sport might go on sale around a year after the release of the new Swift. The second Best Car report mentioned above states that its Japanese launch could occur around May 2023.

Suzuki’s electrification strategy

In February 2021, Suzuki supplied an upgrade on its long-term electrification strategy. Suzuki said that the “next 5 years will be the duration of focused advancement in order for Suzuki to endure beyond 2025.” It will develop and commercialize the next generation Suzuki hybrid system in the first half of the years. Launches with the new hybrid system will start in 2025.

The electrification strategy consists of introducing hybrid powertrains for mini, compact and industrial cars, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and expanding designs equipped with its hybrid system. Its plan to minimize CO2 emissions in use requires the complete application of electrification by2030 Starting 2030, the aim is to increase the share of electric-powered lorries.

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