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Suzuki reveals third generation Swift

Suzuki has revealed its third generation Swift which will go on sale in three and five-door versions in the UK this autumn.Suzuki Swift 2010

The new model’s style hasn’t radically changed, but Suzuki says the interior has been upgraded and the third gen model features better driving performance, handling, improved fuel consumption and lower emissions.

The new Swift will come with a new 1.2-litre petrol engine which produces 92bhp, which is slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit.

Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 56.5mpg for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8mpg over the previous 1.3-litre unit.

Emissions are much lower as well; the new 1.2-litre engine with manual transmission produces 116g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 24g/km or 17% improvement over the 1.3. An optional automatic transmission will be available for the petrol engine from launch.

A 1.3-litre diesel engine will also become availble and planned for UK introduction in early 2011; this engine emits 109g/km (down from 119g/km) and has fuel consumption of 67.3mpg.

Full details on the UK specification and pricing will be announced later in the summer.

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