More kit, three pedals for new entry-level Suzuki hatchback
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Suzuki has added a manual version of the GL Navigator to its Swift range, replacing the GL manual at the bottom of the range with more equipment and a five-star ANCAP rating.

The new Swift is powered by a 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre DualJet engine, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. It gets daytime running lights, tinted windows, satellite navigation and a reversing camera as standard, along with three pedals and a five-speed gearbox.

When it arrives early in the fourth quarter of 2018, the GL Navigator manual will replace the GL manual as the base-model Swift – Suzuki has confirmed the existing price-leader is on runout.

Because Navigator-spec cars are available with a $1000 safety pack adding autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control, the entire Swift range will have a five-star ANCAP safety rating when the the GL Navigator manual takes over from the current GL manual as the entry-level model.

Pricing will start at $16,990 before on-road costs, with drive-away prices to be announced at a later date. At the moment, the GL manual is priced from $16,990 drive-away – but the GL Automatic Navigator is only $1000 more, so we'd suggest the new Navigator manual could match its predecessor's drive-away price.

Order books will open for the GL Navigator manual in August. Check out the original pricing and specs story here.

2018 Suzuki Swift pricing

  • 1.2 GL (runout) - $16,990 drive-away
  • 1.2 GL Navigator manual - $16,990 before on-roads
  • 1.2 GL Navigator - $17,990 drive-away
  • 1.0 GLX Turbo - $22,990 drive-away
  • 1.4 Sport - $25,490 before on-roads