Weekend Courier - - Driveway -

SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT $27,500 DRIVE-AWAY 19.5 POINTS VALUE Suzuki is yet to pub­lish a drive-away price on­line; deal­ers quote $27,500-$29,500 drive-away. Over time it will get closer to the lower price. Stan­dard fare: builtin nav­i­ga­tion, Ap­ple CarPlay/An­droid Auto, rear-view cam­era, push but­ton start, radar cruise con­trol and more. DE­SIGN A bold nose, bright colours, twin ex­hausts and sharp-look­ing al­loys im­prove an al­ready good­look­ing de­sign. Four-door body is handy, too. The seats are sporty and faux car­bon-fi­bre on the bumpers looks the busi­ness. EN­GINE The 1.4-litre turbo four is only marginally out­gunned in this com­pany (103kW/230Nm). Suzuki has copied Ford’s for­mula of short gear ra­tios. SAFETY Im­pres­sive stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes six airbags, AEB, lane wan­der warn­ing, radar cruise con­trol, and rear cam­era. Five-stars for crash safety. DRIV­ING Re­spon­sive, in­stan­ta­neous ac­cel­er­a­tion. Sharp brake pedal feel. Sur­pris­ingly sup­ple sus­pen­sion over bumps. Im­pres­sive brak­ing: it pulls up from 100km/h in a shorter dis­tance than the Ford.

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