Swift takes flight with sense of flair
THE NEW Suzuki Swift is due on sale in June, with claims that it is much lighter, powerful and more economical that the model it replaces.
It will be available only as a five-door and prices will be announced in May.
The car comes with 1.0 and 1.2 litre engines and three trim levels SZ3, SX-T and SZ5 plus a four-wheel-drive version.
New Swift is an important model for Suzuki with 5.4m sales recorded since its launch in 2005 including more than 1m in Europe.
A Suzuki spokesman said:
“It carries forward the Swift DNA while adopting completely new styling and a performanceenhancing extremely light body with advanced safety technologies.
“The result is exterior European flair complemented by a sporty and functional interior, nimble and agile driving, and enhanced peace of mind.”
The new Swift is 10mm shorter than the outgoing model, while its wheelbase is 20mm longer, creating more interior room and luggage capacity. It is also 15mm lower and 40mm wider, further accentuating its low and wide stance. Additionally, the European Swift has a wider front and rear track than the Japanese domestic model.