The third-generation Swift is being produced at Suzuki’s plant in Hungary from where it will be supplied across Europe. The new car has its wheelbase extended by 50 millimeters over the previous second generation and has many visual updates. While the new car looks different from the old one, its design is an evolution of the radical second generation styling with a longer and more rounded appearance. Post-September 2010 Swifts are fitted with a heavily revised version of the K12 engine found in the Suzuki Wagon R+d. During September 2010, Suzuki in the United Kingdom released the third generation Swift onto British roads.
The new generation is expected to feature a 1.2 liter VVT petrol engine developing 92 bhp. In some countries, the 3rd generation of Suzuki Swift uses a 1.4 liter VVT petrol engine (K14B) which produces 95 hp.
In Thailand, the Swift is built locally and is part of the Thai government’s eco-car program. The car is sold with a CVT automatic transmission on GA, GL and GLX variants; GA and GL variants are also offered with a five-speed manual transmission without anti-lock brakes.
For the Malaysia Market the Swift was released on 12 July 2013.
As with the previous generation, a four-door saloon model was developed for India by Maruti in 2012. This is shorter than the previous generation; now at 3.99 m (157 in) it falls underneath an important tax threshold at four metres of length.