Spyshots: 2010 Suzuki Swift

Set to make it's grand entry at the 2010 Paris Auto Show in autumn, the new model will rather be a facelift than a new generation. Despite the heavy camo wrapped around the body of the Swift, the car clearly retains it's proportions and overall design lines.

Under the hood of the new Swift, rumors point to the use of petrol units developing in between 90 and 130 horsepower. The diesel unit to power the Swift will likely generate around 80 horsepower. The car will be offered with a front-wheel drive, while an all-wheel drive system may be offered as an option.

A very successful model in Suzuki's line-up, the Swift is now US-bound, with plans to roll it out here sometime in 2011. Unlike the car designed for other markets, this one will be designed to comply with US regulations.

The car will be a new generation Swift, again pointing to the fact that the one caught in these spyshots here is a facelift. The American model will be powered by a 1.6-liter engine developing 123 horsepower.

A plug-in Suzuki Swift made its entrance at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, a possible preview of the future hybrid in Swift's lineup. The car is powered by an electric unit developing 54 kW (72.4HP) and powered by lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, the car employs a 660cc engine that recharges the batteries when running low. The Swift Plug-in hybrid can travel on electricity alone around 20 kilometers.
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