THE CURRENT generation of the Suzuki Swift - available in Australia since 2005 - is reaching the end of its run, and an all-new model is now on the way. It appears one last update is on the cards, however, as spy photos over the past year show.
Following earlier spy photos of both the three-door and five-door version of the 2011 Suzuki Swift, new photos this week further reveal a more Kizashi-like update to its grille, headlights and tail lights.
While little of the car's detail is visible, the heavy camouflage suggests that new styling will grace all sides of the car.
With a unified 'family face' becoming more of a trend among carmakers, the 2011 Swift's styling is expected to be influenced by the upcoming Kizashi sedan.
The sixth generation Swift is expected to be a little larger, and roomier, than the current model.
The new Swift is expected to make its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October, with its market debut likely to come late this year or early next.
Little is known about updates to the engine range, although many reports suggest that a diesel engine will be added to the line-up, along with a possible all-wheel-drive system.
A choice of petrol engines is expected to be offered, with output figures ranging from 67kW to 97kW.
Suzuki has sold nearly 60,000 Swifts in Australia, making up nearly 60 percent of the brand's total sales locally.