Swift is a little flyer
consumption will not break the bank either at up to a shade over 50mpg.
For that you get a great kit list which includes adaptive cruise control, rear parking camera, keyless entry and start, a touch screen infotainment and satnav system (with DAB radio and smartphone links), a second screen built into the instrument binnacle showing driving information, automatic air con, lights and wipers, 17” alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a raft of the latest safety systems.
This is the third generation Swift Sport and, like its forebears, the latest version is a driving gem.
The old car’s responsive 1.6litre engine is replaced by that slightly more powerful latest generation turbocharged 1.4 boosterjet, where forced induction has almost doubled the torque. The new car is also lighter by around 70kg – brought about largely by redesigned suspension components and a stiffer but lighter new body.
In design terms the dimensions are largely unchanged apart from the chassis sits 50mm closer to the Tarmac than non-Sport Swifts and 40mm wider. Suzuki claims new intake strakes along with engine and floor undercovers also help reduce wind resistance by a tenth.
The latest Swift range (which starts from £12,000 for the 1-litre, three-cylinder super fuel efficient SZ3) was launched earlier this year to great acclaim and is now completed by this top-ofthe-range performance version.
And Suzuki is celebrating some very good news at the moment from the results of the 2018 What Car? Reliability Survey in which readers report on their ownership experience after the first year and up to four years old.
Of the 31 car brands measured, Suzuki was at the top of the league table with a score of 97.7 per cent and even when measured at over four years old Suzuki remained in the top five with a score of 88.4pc.
Over a week of driving the Swift Sport I became quite attached to the little car and am sure Suzuki will continue their winning formula with this latest version.
More information at www. suzuki.co.uk