Suzuki has announced a new diesel variant of its most popular small car, the Suzuki Swift DDiS. The new model will be introduced into European markets from June 1 this year.

Suzuki Swift DDiS

The DDiS features an all-new 1.3-litre turbo-diesel four cylinder engine producing 55kW of power. It may not sound like much but the car will rival many other light diesel hatchbacks available in Europe. It also provides Suzuki with sturdy place in the market.

With an average fuel consumption rating of just 3.5L/100km (European cycle), it's expected to be more efficient than the 1.2-litre petrol-powered equivalents. It will have an emission rating of 109gm of CO2 per kilometre, and pass Euro five standards.

Acceleration for the DDiS is rated at 12.7 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash, while its potential top speed is 166km/h.

Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, seven airbags, air-conditioning, USB connectivity and heated electric mirrors.