Suzuki Swift (2010–2017)

Model History

September 2010

New Suzuki Swift went on sale

Suzuki claiming it is the cleanest petrol engine supermini in its class with CO2 emissions of 116g/km and just £30 in annual VED charges. Unmistakably an evolution of its predecessor, the new Swift is designed to be more fun to drive thanks to sporty handling as well as being more attractive thanks to a sophisticated modern design.

Three clearly defined specification grades have been devised - SZ2, SZ3 and SZ4. In addition to seven airbags and ESP, the SZ2 has front passenger airbag deactivation facility, electric front windows, remote central door locking with deadlocks, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, MP3 / WMA compatible CD tuner with USB port and steering wheel mounted audio controls.

The SZ3 adds manual air conditioning and 16-inch Alloy wheels with SZ4 including Automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth integrated audio unit with music streaming capability, electric front and rear windows, push button keyless start, Automatic headlamps, rear privacy glass (five-door models) and cruise control as standard.

The new Swift has even more space inside and has grown slightly in length (+90mm) with a 50mm increase in wheelbase and 10mm increase in height. The interior design now has a more dynamic feel, featuring black as its keynote colour with accents of silver throughout the car.

A new Euro 5 compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust Valve Timing) is used that produces 94bhp at 6,000rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118Nm at 4800rpm.

The new Swift is more economical than before too with fuel consumption on the combined cycle now 56.5mpg for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8mpg over the previous 1.3-litre unit. Emissions are much lower as well; the new 1.2-litre engine produces just 116g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 17 per cent improvement over the previous 1.3-litre unit. An optional four speed torque converter automatic transmission will also be available on SZ3 and SZ4 five door models. A revised 1.3-litre diesel engine will be on sale from spring 2011 and this engine emits just 109g/km (down from 119g/km) and has an impressive combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg.

The new Swift is available in nine colours - seven metallic and two solid - which are:

  • Smokey Green metallic
  • Kashmir Blue metallic
  • Galactic Grey metallic
  • Silky Silver metallic
  • Sunlight Copper Pearl metallic
  • Cosmic Black Pearl metallic
  • Cool White pearl metallic
  • Bright Red
  • Superior White

Metallic paint is a £390 option


Model Price
SZ2 Three door £9,995
SZ2 Five door £10,445
SZ3 Three door £10,995
SZ3 Five door £11,445
SZ3 Five door (A/T) £12,445
SZ4 Three door £11,795
SZ4 Five door £12,245
SZ4 Five door (A/T) £13,245

May 2011

Suzuki announced the addition of the low emissions 1.3-litre DDiS model to the recently launched Swift range. Available in all 148 Suzuki dealerships from June 1 2011, the Swift DDiS uses a new 75PS 1.3-litre engine, offers low emissions of 109g/km with combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, giving an estimated driving range of more than 500 miles.

The new Swift DDiS is available for a competitive £12,890 as a five door model with SZ3 grade which includes seven airbags; air conditioning, 16 inch alloy wheels, USB port and heated electric door mirrors as standard equipment.

The Euro 5 emissions turbo charged engine is now even smoother and more responsive than before with maximum torque of 190Nm from just 1,750rpm and 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds. It offers an eight per cent improvement in fuel consumption and produces nine per cent lower tailpipe emissions than the 1.3-litre diesel used in the previous Swift.

Engine type D13A
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of valves 16
Cubic capacity 1,248
Maximum output PS (kW) / rpm 75(55) / 4,000
Maximum torque Nm (lbft) 190 (140) / 1,750
EU Emissions compliance 5
Transmission type 5 M/T
Tyre size 185/55/R16
Kerb weight with full options (kg) 1,125
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1,560
Maximum towing weight - braked (kg) 900
Maximum towing weight – unbraked (kg) 400
Maximum speed (mph) 103
0-62mph (secs) 12.7
CO 2 Emissions (g/km) 109
Urban fuel consumption (l/100km) 55.4 (5.1)
Extra Urban (l/100km) 78.5 (3.6)
Combined (l/100km) 67.3 (4.2)

August 2011

New generation Suzuki Swift Sport debuted

The new Swift Sport is a refined sport compact resulting from the first full model change since the launch of the original Swift Sport in 2006. It has a more aggressive and dignified exterior look thanks to a low-slung form that gives a sense of stability and tension, and a big front grille that evokes a sporty performance feel. The cabin combines essential sportiness with a high-quality look and feel, and design features that heighten excitement about the driving experience.

Higher power and lower fuel consumption are delivered by the 1.6-litre M16A engine, which Suzuki developed exclusively for the Swift Sport. The engine is mated to a specially developed six-speed manual transmission, resulting in performance that is both exciting and environmentally responsible. The new Swift Sport offers superior cornering stability and brisker, more responsive handling thanks to struts with internal rebound springs and an exclusive rear-suspension design.

High levels of safety are assured by features such as a light, stiff, impact-absorbing body, seven airbags (including curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag); and ESP® (Electronic Stability Program).

January 2012

The new Swift Sport goes on sale priced from £13,500

The new Euro 5 1.6-litre 136hp VVT engine offers improved torque together with 10 per cent lower combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg and exhaust emissions of 147g/km - 10 per cent lower than previous Swift Sport model.

The Insurance Group rating of 18 is down five groups over previous model Swift Sport and standard specification includes auto air conditioning, fog lamps, push button start, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, HID Projector headlamps with headlamp wash and rear privacy glass. ESP and seven airbags fitted as standard. 0-62mph takes 8.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 121mph.

March 2012

Special Swift Attitude model launched

Aimed at younger buyers, the Swift Attitude is based on the 1.2-litre SZ3 model but with more sporty and aggressive styling. The 1.2-litre Dual VVT 94PS engine is one of the most powerful in its class but offers low emissions of just 116g/km, 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and only £30 in Annual VED charges.

The whole point of this is to give the car street cred in a standard package that does not therefore attract insurance hikes as 'modifications'. Swift Attitude is based on the SZ3 grade with seven airbags, ESP, air conditioning and USB port as standard but offers increased specification with front fog lamps and rear privacy glass together with an enhanced sporty appearance consisting of Carbon fibre effect roof and door mirrors, rear upper spoiler in body colour, Carbon fibre effect ‘Attitude’ badging and 16-inch wheels in black paint finish.

With an insurance group rating of 9E, Attitude is ideal for younger Swift fans to own a bespoke and sporty looking car at an affordable purchase price together with low costs of ownership.

July 2013

Suzuki Swift 4x4 now available


  • ABS with EBD
  • ESP
  • Driver , front passenger, side, curtain and knee airbags
  • ISOFIX mounting points
  • Remote central locking
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Electric front windows
  • Tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • USB and AUX-in
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Bluetooth


  • Keyless entry & start
  • Cruise control
  • Wheel arch extensions
  • Front and rear skid plates
  • Tinter rear glass
  • automatic headlights
  • LED running lights
  • Electric rear windows
  • Automatic air conditioning

Tyres 185/55R16

1.2-litre VVT 4x4 (1242cc) 4-cylinder 16 valve DOHC VVT chain cam, five-speed manual: 94PS at 6000rpm; 118Nm torque at 4800rpm. 0-62mph 13.4 seconds; top speed 103mph. Combined consumption 51.3mpg, CO2 emissions 126g/km (VED Band D).

February 2014

Special edition Suzuki Swift SZ-L launched

Limited to a production run of 500 units, the SZ-L is based on the 1.2-litre SZ3, but with additional equipment and features designed to enhance the sporty and fun to drive character of Swift.

Exclusive equipment includes 2-tone metallic paintwork as standard; in either Boost Blue or Cosmic Black body colours with contrasting Cool White roof, rear spoiler and door mirrors. Inside, silver stitching has been added to the steering wheel, gear gaiter and seats which also have a unique fabric design.

Crucially, the Swift SZ-L offers value for money in terms of running costs and purchase price; the 1.2-litre Dual VVT 94PS engine is one of the most powerful in its class, but offers low emissions of just 116g/km CO2. Swift SZ-L is available on the recently extended VAT free promotion until the 31stMarch at £10,899 for three door models and £11,316 for five door models.

What does a Suzuki Swift (2010 – 2017) cost?

List Price from £15,009
Buy new from £17,529
Contract hire from £126.34 per month