These are the first spy pictures of the all-new Suzuki Swift, which will arrive in the UK in the second half of 2010.
Sources within the company describe the new car as “a design evolution of the current model. It looks more grown up, but will have the same sort of appeal."
The 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 as competitive as earlier.