Suzuki Swift (2017–)
- March 2017: Suzuki introduced all-new Swift
- April 2017: Suzuki announced pricing for Swift
- July 2017: Suzuki announces all-new Swift Sport debut
- April 2018
- January 2019: Suzuki Swift Attitude special edition announced
- May 2019
- June 2019: Suzuki Swift range revised prices:
Suzuki introduced all-new Swift
The development goal was to create an all new hatchback styling that is undoubtedly Suzuki. This new platform or underbody of new Swift is now 30kg lighter than before which has contributed to the car registering a kerb weight of just 890kg (SZ3 model) - 120kg lighter overall for the whole car.
The new Swift is 10mm shorter than the outgoing model, while its wheelbase is 20mm longer, creating more interior room including 25 per cent more luggage capacity at 254L, or 54 litres more than the outgoing model. It is also 15mm lower and 40mm wider, further accentuating its low and wide stance. Additionally, the European Swift has a wider front and rear track than the Japanese Domestic model.
During interior design, lowering the seating positions has ensured sufficient head clearance (the same as for outgoing Swift for the front seats) and added 23mm vertical and lateral space for the rear seating positions. The front seats have been moved outwards by 10mm which has increased the centre-on-centre distance between them by 20mm.
After the debut of the 1.0-litre three cylinder Boosterjet in Baleno in June 2016 and S-Cross in October 2016, this engine technology is now extended to the new Swift. Offering the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (1.7-1.8-litre), it delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure. This unit has an output of 111PS and is Direct Injection turbocharged (DITC). It is a very compact engine and offers 170Nm of torque available from 2,000rpm through to 3,500rpm for manual transmission.
The SHVS mild hybrid system is a compact and lightweight system that incorporates an Integrated Starter Generator (known as ISG) which acts as both a generator and starter motor, the ISG is belt driven and assists the engine during vehicle take off and acceleration and also generates electricity through regenerative braking. In new Swift, SHVS is available together with Boosterjet for the first time and results in CO2 emissions as low as 97gkm.
The energy assistance provided during acceleration enables the SHVS to be known as a mild hybrid system which is ideally suited to a compact car and adds just 6.2 kg to the overall weight.
The new Swift adopts Suzuki’s ALLGRIP ‘AUTO’ four-wheel drive system and is available as an option on the SZ5 model with 1.2-litre engine. First introduced in the previous generation Swift in 2014 this is a well proven and simple fully automatic and permanent four-wheel drive layout which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling.
Suzuki announced pricing for Swift
The range starts with the SZ3 and pricing is as follows.
1.2-litre SZ3 Dualjet - manual transmission
1.0-litre SZ-T Boosterjet - manual transmission
1.0-litre SZ5 Boosterjet SHVS - manual transmission
1.0-litre SZ5 Boosterjet - automatic transmission
1.2-litre SZ5 SHVS ALLGRIP - manual transmission
Metallic paint is a £485 option and dual tone metallic paint is £650.
Standard equipment for all Swift models in the range is comprehensive and the SZ3 model with 1.2-litre Dualjet engine and manual transmission includes six airbags, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch wheels, body coloured door mirrors and front electric windows.
The SZ-T model is available with 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine and manual transmission adds rear view camera, Smartphone link display audio, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps glass.
SZ5 adds auto air conditioning, 16-inch polished alloy wheels with 185/55 R16 tyres, satellite navigation, Advanced forward detection system, keyless entry and start and rear electric windows. The SZ5 is available with a six speed automatic transmission as an option.
Suzuki announces all-new Swift Sport debut
The all-new Suzuki Swift Sport will make its long awaited debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The warm hatch goes on sale in June 2018, powered by Suzuki's latest 1.4 litre chain cam Boosterjet petrol engine.
The 2018 Swift Sport embodies the brand’s 'sporty profile', according to Suzuki, while also benefitting from the standard model's comprehensive redesign. This means it will cost considerably less to run than the outgoing model, with official economy exceeding 50mpg.
Price announced for 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport £17,999 OTR, with first UK deliveries from 1-6-2018. Car is extremely well equipped with satnav and driver aids and nothing is extra, not even metallic paint. OTR price includes delivery to dealer, number plates, first registration fee and first year VED. 140PS, 230Nm torque. 50.4mpg. 125g/km CO2. Top speed 130mph. 0-60mph 7.8 seconds. Full description and road test here.
Suzuki Swift Attitude special edition announced
Based on the Swift SZ3, the Attitude adds black 16-inch alloy wheels, front foglamps, mesh front grille with chrome trim, rear upper spoiler and front, side and rear carbon effect skirts.
Attitude is powered by Suzuki’s K12C 1.2-litre Dualjet four cylinder engine with an output of 90PS and is equipped with five speed manual transmission. It has a CO2 emissions figure of 108g/km (NEDC tested) or 124g/km (WLTP) and Combined fuel consumption when tested under NEDC regulation is 60.1mpg.
The special edition model is available in Fervent Red as a solid colour and Pure White, Premium Silver, Super Black, Mineral Grey and Burning Red as metallic colours as a £485 cost option.
For the first quarter of 2019, Swift Attitude is available for £13,499 and with a 0% PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) on offer too. In addition to a £500 Finance contribution, Attitude is available with Nil advance deposit and 0% APR. Payments are from £155 per month over 48 months and a final payment is required to keep the car at the end of the agreement.
Suzuki Swift range revised prices:
Suzuki Swift SZ3 1.2 Dualjet 5-speed manual: £12,499
Suzuki Swift Attitude 1.2 Dualjet 5-speed manual: £14,599
Suzuki Swift SZ5 1.2 Dualjet SHVS 5-speed manual 4WD £16,999
Suzuki Swift SZT 1.0 Boosterjet SHVS 5-speed manual: £15,999
Suzuki Swift SZ5 1.0 Boosterjet SHVS 6-speed automatic: £17,999
Suzuki Swift 1.4T Boosterjet Sport 6-speed manual: £18,499