We’ve known for quite some time that the next-gen Japanese supermini was on the works, though we had no info what it would look like.
Renderings such as the iK-2 Concept turned into a production Swift were perhaps too conservative from the get go, as these leaked images certainly seem to suggest.
The new Swift that is expected by the end of the year keeps the overall proportions of its predecessor but features sharper styling thanks to completely redesigned headlights, grille and large integrated air vents in the front bumper area, hidden rear door handles and unusually styled C-pillar.
The back of the car features a “floating roofline”, while the taillights now extend into the tailgate. Also, unlike the current model, the new taillight design is bulkier and less streamlined.
The new Swift is rumored to get a new 1.0-liter petrol engine for the entry-level version, whereas the Swift Sport (expected in 2017) could get a 1.4-liter petrol unit attached to a six-speed manual gearbox. The Sport will also feature upgraded brakes, steering and suspension.
Story references: autoexpress