Recently, Suzuki Malaysia announced that it will be accepting pre-sale bookings of the new 2015 Suzuki Swift facelift. Available in three variants – GA, GL, and GLX, the new Swift brings with it a slightly updated exterior design along with new interior features. However, all three retain the same powertrain combo of a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 95PS, paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, and will share common active and passive safety features – dual SRS airbags, ABS, Brake Assist, and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
The new Swift is currently on display at Sunway Pyramid but only the mid-spec GL and top-of-the-line GLX can be found at the booth. Also, for the first time, the new entry-level GA variant is shown albeit in a brochure that gives us a better look at its basic specifications, justified by an affordable price tag.
Suzuki Swift GLX
First up, the top-spec Swift variant which like the other two variants, gets a new front bumper design as well. However, unlike the other two, there are actual fog lamps flanked by LED daytime lights. It still has 16-inch wheels but here come in a five twin-spoke design, wrapped in 185/55 series tyres. The GLX also comes with retractable side mirrors with integrated indicators which aren’t new introductions to the Swift model including the keyless operation (entry with engine push-start).
Inside, the most significant change is a new touchscreen head unit with a navigation system. Audio playback is handled via a six-speaker audio system while an automatic air-conditioning unit handles cooling requirements.
Five exterior colours are up for selection – a new Lagoon Turquoise, Supreme Red, Bayside Blue, Superior White, and Olive Gray.
Estimated pricing for the GLX (OTR price with GST, but without insurance) is RM73,000.
Suzuki Swift GL
Next, the mid-spec model features a new front bumper like the GLX but does away with the fog lamps, replacing it with a plastic cover with silver garnish around it. Along the side, the 16-inch alloy wheels gets a multi-spoke design, paired to 185/55 series tyres. Inside, the interior has the familiar basic audio system and manual air-conditioning unit.
Colour options are the same as the GLX with five on offer.
Tentative prices for the Suzuki Swift GL (OTR price with GST, but without insurance) is RM65,000.
Suzuki Swift GA
Although not shown at the roadshow, the Suzuki Swift GA is the most affordable among the three models coming in at an estimated price of RM59,000 – mind you, confirmed prices are expected to be even lower than this.
To meet the entry-level cost price, the GA does away with a few comforts like the head unit – it’s gone entirely. Cosmetic changes also see black painted door handles and side mirrors which are adjusted manually from the inside. Also, 15-inch steel rims with a plastic cap adorn the car and a tyre repair kit replaces the spare tyre and wheel found in the other two variants. The new front bumper design is however, retained.
Check out our gallery below for a better look at the new 2015 Suzuki Swift (GL and GLX). For a full specification sheet of all three Suzuki Swift variants, we've provided them below (click to view larger size):
As we've mentioned, the roadshow is currently happening at Sunway Pyramid from now until this Sunday so head on over to check out the new Suzuki Swift.