New Suzukis use less fuel

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

Re­tail pric­ing

Swift 1,2

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

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