New Suzukis use less fuel
SUZUKI has updated the Swift and DZire models with new exterior styling, improvements to the interior and a refined engine management system.
Externally, the updated Swift 1,2 and DZire feature a new grille and front bumper design, while the DZire is also fitted with a redesigned front headlight cluster and a revised rear bumper. Full-sized wheel covers are standard too, while a new range of exterior colours are offered on both models.
Inside, all GL models gain Bluetooth connectivity as standard, while the rear bench seat of the Swift 1,2 is now split 60:40 for improved versatility. The DZire’s cockpit features a smarter, black-hued cloth upholstery.
Suzuki said the new mapping has resulted in reduced fuel consumption of the Swift 1,2 and DZire models, which are both powered by a 1,2 engine with a maximum power output of 62 kW at 6 000 r/min, and a torque peak of 115 Nm at 4 000 r/min.
In the case of the Swift 1,2, the combined-cycle fuel consumption has been reduced from 5,7 litres/100 km to 5,3 litres/100 km for the manual transmission model, which is an improvement of 7,1%. The automatic version now achieves a consumption figure of 5,8 litres/100 km, compared with the 6,3 litres/100 km of the previous version, which is an improvement of 7,9%.
The DZire shows similar gains, with the manual model’s consumption also dropping from 5,7 litres/100 km to 5,2 litres/100 km (a 7,1% improvement), while the auto version’s 5,9 litres/100 km is also significantly more frugal than the previous version’s 6,3 litres/100 km, with an improvement of 6,8%. All Swift 1,2 and DZire models are backed by a threeyear/100 000 km warranty, and a twoyear/30 000 km service plan.
1,2 GA Manual R131 900
1,2 GL Manual R143 900
1,2 GL Auto R158 900 DZire
1,2 1,2 GA Manual R133 900
1,2 GL Manual R145 900
1,2 GL Auto R160 900