2017 Suzuki Swift first view

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Japan has been chosen as the launch market for the 2017 Suzuki Swift. Dealers there are going to begin accepting orders for this all-new hatchback from next week.

Like the current Baleno and Ignis, it's built on the Heartect platform which promises weight savings and greater rigidity. However, those factors might not matter to prospective purchasers if the latest Swift lacks showroom appeal.

Suzuki Swift (2017 Japanese Spec) Front SideSuzuki Swift (2017 Japanese Spec) Dashboard

Unfortunately, the styling (which Suzuki mistakenly describes as “distinctive and sporty”) is unlikely to help much in that regard. While the previous-generation model was noted for having neat proportions and attractively taut surfacing, the 2017 Swift looks somewhat bloated and its wheels seem to be too small by a couple of inches. Aesthetically a backward step, in other words.

Suzuki Swift (2017 Japanese Spec) InteriorSuzuki Swift (2017 Japanese Spec) Rear Side

Although full technical details have yet to be announced, the engine line-up is set to include the 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, Dualjet SHVS 'mild hybrid' and 1.0 litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged Boosterjet petrol units.

The 2017 Suzuki Swift will first appear in Europe at March's Geneva Motor Show.

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