On sale in all Suzuki dealerships this week and ready for the ‘60’ plate is the all-new Swift, Suzuki’s latest compact supermini. New Swift makes strong developments in styling, impact safety, driving performance and handling as well as offering improved fuel consumption and significantly lower emissions.
Three clearly defined specification grades have been devised; SZ2, SZ3 and SZ4. In addition to seven airbags and ESP, SZ2 has front passenger airbag deactivation facility, electric front windows, remote central door locking with deadlocks, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, MP3 / WMA compatible CD tuner with USB port and steering wheel mounted audio controls.
SZ3 adds manual air conditioning and 16” Alloy wheels with SZ4 including Automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth integrated audio unit with music streaming capability, electric front and rear windows, push button keyless start, Automatic headlamps, rear privacy glass (five-door models) and cruise control as standard.
Unmistakably an evolution of its predecessor, the new Swift is even better in the ways that count most: more fun to drive thanks to exhilarating, sporty handling as well as being more attractive to look at thanks to a more sophisticated modern design. It’s an even clearer reflection of Suzuki’s desire to offer a sports compact that is perfectly suited to the lifestyles and demands of today.
With the Swift, driving a compact car does not mean settling for less; within its modest dimensions, Suzuki has condensed all the performance, impact safety, handling and other essentials for great enjoyment and satisfaction while easing the environmental burden.
New Swift has even more space inside and has grown slightly in length (+90mm) with a 50mm increase in wheelbase and 10mm increase in height. The interior design now has a more dynamic feel, featuring black as its keynote colour with accents of silver throughout the car.
A new Euro 5 compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust Valve Timing) is used that produces 94PS at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118Nm at 4,800rpm.
New Swift is even more economical than before with fuel consumption on the combined cycle now 56.5mpg for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8mpg over the previous 1.3-litre unit. Emissions are much lower as well; the new 1.2-litre engine produces just 116g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 17 per cent improvement over the previous 1.3-litre unit. An optional four speed automatic transmission will also be available on SZ3 and SZ4 five door models.
A revised 1.3-litre diesel engine will be on sale from next spring; this engine emits just 109g/km (down from 119g/km) and has an impressive combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg.