The handsome Suzuki Swift
Hard to credit that it was way back in 2006 that the Suzuki Swift was Car of the Year in Ireland.
In fact, it wasn’t just the winner, it was a
Suzuki and the Swift have come a long way. Last year the latest generation of the curvaceous supermini was unveiled. Suzuki drove on with the alluring touches, the mix and match options for customers for both interior and exterior personalisation options that proved a big, big hit when the latest Vitara hit the road over two years ago.
Swift and boring don’t go. Swift and fashion do.
The Swift is the third new model to use Suzuki’s ‘Heartect’ lightweight platform
There are two engine options, the 1.0 litre
The 5-speed manual versions are expected to be the big sellers in Ireland, but our drive was in a
This version makes an easy to drive
The small engine is full of energy, rarin’ to go on the open roads.
The fuel returns are strong, but remember, you will pay the price if you are heavy on the use of that right foot.
My version sat firmly on 16” wheels, and there was never a hint of the body or car straying when on sharp or sweeping bends.
The Swift is most certainly sure-footed.
There is a nice feel to the new D-shaped steering wheel, which one felt made it easier to get a good, firm grip when looked for a quick swing of the ‘wheel’ when parking. The interior of the Swift can be your choice - whatever options you choose - and it is wider and more spacious. The body shape - high roofline; curves, curves, curves - gives the cabin a bright, airy feel with a copious amount of headroom.
As many mod cons, driving aids as you would want are there; all easy to read, all close to hand.
The Swift comes with Bluetooth
The deep boot offers 265 litres of space.
The Swift can be whatever car you want it to be, depending on what option choices you make.
The shape alone will win hearts, and a drive that is easy and assured will add to the joy of ownership.
Suzuki Swift 1.0 boosterjet petrol SZ5 automatic hatchback €21,356, 3-cylinders, 12-valves, 998cc, 111ps at 5,500rpm, max torque 160Nm at 1,7000 to 4,000rpm, C02 114g/km, annual road tax €200, fuel economy 44.1 (urban), 65.7 (extra urban), 56.5 (combined).