The new Suzuki Swift will be lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient when it goes on sale in June.
A new platform means the Swift is now 120kg lighter than before, which has contributed to the car registering a kerb weight of just 890kg (SZ3 model).
The new Swift is also 10mm shorter than the outgoing model, while its wheelbase is 20mm longer, creating more interior room. Luggage capacity is now 254 litres, or 54 litres more than the outgoing model.
Standard equipment for all models in the range is comprehensive and the SZ3 model with 1.2-litre Dualjet engine and manual transmission will include six airbags, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch wheels, body coloured door mirrors and front electric windows.
The SZ-T model available with 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine and manual transmission adds rear view camera, Smartphone link display audio, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps glass.
SZ5 adds auto air conditioning, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, satellite navigation, Advanced forward detection system, keyless entry and start and rear electric windows.
The 1.0-litre three cylinder Boosterjet has an output of 111PS and offers 170Nm of torque while the 1.2-litre Dualjet develops 90PS.
To minimise CO2 emissions a mild-hybrid system is available, together with the Boosterjet engine it emits just 97g/km of CO2.
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP ‘AUTO’ four-wheel drive system is available as an option on the SZ5 model with 1.2-litre engine.
The SZ5 also features Suzuki’s first use of an advanced forward detection system that combines a monocular camera and a laser sensor for advanced safety functions, including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and high beam assist. It also uses millimetre-wave radar to enable adaptive cruise control.