The new Suzuki Swift has been unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show. Although it doesn’t looks drastically different from the existing model, the new car features more technology, and is more efficient, larger and safer.
The Suzuki Swift has been the company’s best-selling car for a while now, and why wouldn’t it be? There’s plenty of features, cute but tough looks as well as offering great driver interaction and chassis dynamics.
Underneath the bonnet the new car gets a couple of new engines. Replacing the 1.5-litre four cylinder is a fuel efficient 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol engine. It still offers 70kW and 118Nm of torque (previously 74kW and 133Nm), which means it offers very similar performance figures to the outgoing model but only needs 75 percent of the engine capacity to do it.
Also on offer is a 1.3-litre diesel four cylinder engine which presents quite a significant 190Nm of torque as well as 54kW of power. This engine is likely to be the pick for fuel-conscious motorist as the car in this specification will use just 4.2 litre of fuel per 100km.
The new model is 90mm longer than the existing model – 50mm of which is made by the extended wheelbase, the car is also five millimeters wider and 10mm taller meaning there’s more interior comfort available.