Suzuki has revealed its new Swace estate in Europe, the latest product of the Japanese firm’s “collaborative business agreement” with Toyota.
Yes, the Swace is effectively a rebadged Corolla Touring Sports (what Toyota calls the wagon version of its Corolla).
The Swace is the second vehicle to be supplied to Suzuki by Toyota in Europe, following the July revealed of the RAV4-based Across.
Just like the Corolla line-up on that continent, the Swace will feature a hybrid powertrain comprising a 1,8-litre petrol engine, an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission. The combustion mill offers 72 kW and 142 N.m to the front axle, while the electric motor brings 53 kW and 163 N.m to the party.
Suzuki (or Toyota?) says the result is a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 11,1 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h.
Inside, you’ll find a familiar eight-inch infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a wireless charging pad will be optionally offered for the front console. The Swace also inherits a luggage compartment capable of swallowing a claimed 596 litres (or 1 232 litres with the rear bench folded down).
While we don't expect the Swace to make it to markets outside of Europe, a similar approach will soon be taken here in South Africa, with Toyota set to launch the new Baleno-based Starlet hatchback later in September.