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Suzuki engineers have been hard at work testing the upcoming next-generation Swift subcompact, recently completing a series of runs on Germany’s famed Nürburgring. No official info is known about the car yet but it is expected to grow slightly – especially as Suzuki is reportedly planning to bring the model back to the North American market to compete in the growing sub-compact segment here.

Power is certain to come from a small-displacement 4-cylinder engine, with rumors that a new powerplant could come from Volkswagen a a result of the recent tie-up between the two automakers. While Suzuki makes more than competent small cars, it would be exciting to see VW’s small turbocharged 1.2-liter offered.

Testing for the Swift should be in its final stages with Suzuki looking to launch the new model at the Paris Auto Show this Fall.

See the link below for some tire screeching video:

More: 2011 Suzuki Swift Spied Testing on the Nurburgring [video] on
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