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by Brett Davis

Suzuki has just launched an all-wheel drive version of the popular 2011 Suzuki Swift in Germany, called the Suzuki Swift 4×4.

The Suzuki Swift 4×4 is only available in 1.2-litre petrol guise which is matched to a five-speed manual gearbox. Offering 70kW of power, the little Swift still manages to achieve excellent fuel economy figures, even with the extra load of pushing all four wheels instead of just the front runners.

Suzuki says the car achieves an average fuel consumption rating of 5.5L/100km – 4.9 on the highway and 6.7 in the city. It’s a great offering by Suzuki for the European markets as slippery snow conditions are fairly regular. It offers the market a cheap package that is also equipped enough to handle all-weather driving.

The Suzuki Swift 4×4 retails in Germany for €14,490 (around AU$19,440), which means it is still a bargain and comes with all the usual Swift features like a MP3/USB compatible stereo, air conditioning and five-star Euro NCAP safety.

What do you think though, is there demand in Australia for an all-wheel drive Swift?




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