Swift takes flight with sense of flair

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MOTORING NEWS -

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.

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