Suzuki Swift 1.4 Boosterjet 48V Hybrid Sport 5dr - Reverse Camera, Parking Sensors & Bluetooth Hatchback (2021) available from Warrington Motors Fiat, Peugeot and Vauxhall

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The Swift Sport is packed with safety and driver assistance features as standard. Our Demonstrator Model Swift comes equipped with key features such as eye-catching carbon effect front lower spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear upper spoiler and some pretty impressive 17-inch alloys. Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear parking camera, DAB digital radio, Multifunction display screen with Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth integrated into audio unit, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB and AUX connectors, Lane departure warning and plenty more desirable features. Our internet team check our prices on a daily basis to ensure our guests receive the best possible deals on like for like vehicles - You can also be confident in our price promise!

31/03/2021

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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
106 g/km

MPG:

WLTP CO2:
125 g/km

WLTP MPG:
50.4

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Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe, Electric front windows + drivers one touch, Electric rear windows, Green tinted glass, Rear privacy glass, Rear window demister, Rear wiper

Brakes

ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Dual sensor brake support, ESP + traction control, Foot protecting brake and clutch pedals, Hill hold control

Communication

Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Smartphone connectivity

Driver Aids

Adaptive cruise control, Blind spot monitoring, Lane departure prevention, Lane departure warning system, PAS, Rear cross traffic alert, Rear parking camera, Rear parking sensors, Speed limiter, Traffic sign recognition, Weaving alert

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop system, Remote fuel cap release

Driver Information

Digital clock, Door ajar warning lamp, Fuel consumption screen, Lights on warning, Low fuel level warning light, Navigation system, Outside temperature display, Tachometer, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Door mirrors with built-in turn signal lamp, Electric door mirrors, Electric folding door mirrors, Heated door mirrors

Entertainment

4 speakers + 2 tweeters, 4.2-Inch Colour LCD display, Auxiliary input socket, Bluetooth audio streaming, DAB Digital radio, USB interface

Exterior Body Features

Black coloured A & B pillars, Body colour door mirrors and handles, Body coloured bumpers, Dual exhaust pipes, Rear spoiler, Roof mounted antenna, Side spoiler

Exterior Lights

'Guide me home' headlamps, Automatic headlights, Front fog lights, Headlamp levelling, High beam assist, High mounted stop lamp, LED daytime running lights, LED multi reflector headlamps with low and high beam, LED rear lights, Rear fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Automatic air conditioning, Heater, Pollen filter

Interior Features

3 cupholders, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel, Accessory socket, Centre console storage, Centre lower box, Chrome handbrake release button, Chrome interior door handles, Cloth seat trim, Door pockets with bottle holder, Drivers footrest, Fabric door trim, Front passenger side assist grip, Glovebox, Rear assist grips, Shift knob piano black with chrome accent, Steering wheel audio controls, Storage area with lid, Storage pockets - front doors, Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Interior Lights

Front map light, Luggage area lamp

Safety

3 point ELR seatbelts for centre seat, 3 point ELR seatbelts front and rear, Curtain airbags, Driver airbag, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Passenger airbag, Rear child proof door locks, Rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer, Side airbags, Side impact protection beams, Tyre pressure indicator, Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

2 Isofix seat anchors, 60/40 split rear seats, Child seat tether anchorages x 2, Front head restraints, Front sport seats, Height adjustable driver's seat, Passenger seat back pocket, Rear headrests

Security

Alarm, Deadlocks, Freewheeling key cylinders, Immobiliser, Keyless entry and start, Light - on and Key in reminder, Locking wheel nuts, Remote central locking

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

17" Polished alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
Badge Engine CC: 1.4
Badge Power: 129
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: Boosterjet 48V Hybrid
Coin Series: Sport
Generation Mark: 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 28D
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 83
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 69
NCAP Safety Assist %: 25
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 106
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 125

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1373
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Engine Code: K14D
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 45.5
WLTP - MPG - High: 57.6
WLTP - MPG - Low: 45.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 56.4

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.1
Engine Power - BHP: 129
Engine Power - KW: 95
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 173
Engine Torque - MKG: 24
Engine Torque - NM: 235
Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
Top Speed: 130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 195/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 195/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1495
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 3890
Wheelbase: 2450
Width: 1735
Width (including mirrors): N

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 37
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1445
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 579
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 265
Max. Loading Weight: 420
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 400
Minimum Kerbweight: 1025
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.2

A JOLLY GOOD SPORT (new2) 06/10/2017

Suzuki's Swift Sport is the unrecognised hero of the warm hatch sector and the latest MK3 model gains mild hybrid tech. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Suzuki Swift Sport has long been a car embraced by serious drivers who know a great handling hot hatch when they see it and remains so in this improved third generation form. Though not especially powerful, it's agile, chuckable and brilliant fun for not a lot of money. Now, its 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo engine has gained mild hybrid assistance, which has enhanced torque, efficiency and in-gear acceleration. This car will still be a well-kept secret in this segment, but one loyal buyers will enjoy hugely.

Background

I remember when Hot Hatches weren't all about power. You had a simple, revvy, normally aspirated engine and there was certainly no need to fuss about with extra go-faster gadgetry. Four-wheel drive, trick diffs, double-clutch gearboxes, electronic stability systems - all very nice but all there to add weight and cost to what ought to be a simple, inexpensive formula. You might think that it's too late to turn the clock back in this segment - but Suzuki doesn't, delivering us this car, the third generation Swift Sport, here enhanced with mild hybrid power. This car remains one that can routinely put the wind up far more exalted machinery but and sits in the warm hatch sector somewhere between the Volkswagen up! GTI and the Ford Fiesta ST.

Driving Experience

The Swift Sport has never been about pure power. Suzuki could easily shoehorn a 200bhp engine into the thing if it pleased, but that would just make it uninsurable for younger drivers. Instead, and rather sensibly, the engine power output of this model has always been modest. For years, this Swift Sport campaigned with a normnally aspirated 1.6 with 134bhp, replaced at this third generation model's launch in 2017 by a 1.4 Boosterjet turbo unit offering 138bhp. This Hybrid model uses an updated 'K14D'-series version of the same Boosterjet engine with 127bhp and that (plus a bit of extra weight) explains why the rest to 62mph sprint time has fallen by a second to 9.1s, though the top speed remains at 130mph. The eagerness of the original MK3 model remains though, partly because the mild hybrid unit has the ability to 'torque-fill' under acceleration to compensate for turbo lag. And partly because pulling power has actually risen slightly - up from 230 to 235Nm. Otherwise, the appealing recipe that charmed us with this car back in 2017 remains much as before. Suzuki's emphasis on chassis dynamics for this third generation car serves up impressive levels of poise and control, aided by a bespoke suspension design that offers driving stability, optimized roll rigidity and a surprisingly high degree of dynamic response. It's all bolted to the same particularly stiff, light 'HEARTECT' platform that underpins the ordinary Swift model. There's a total kerb weight of 1,025kgs, which is 55kgs heavier than the pre-Hybrid model but that still undercuts most warm hatch rivals. Which is why this Suzuki can match the real world performance of its direct competitors, despite offering considerably less power. Have cake; eat it. Simple.

Design and Build

This look of this third generation Swift Sport hasn't changed with its switch into the hybrid era. The front grille and bumper project the nose beyond that of the standard Swift, conveying what the brand hopes is a sense of tautness and imminent action. Muscular shoulders, blacked-out A-pillars and vertically arranged front and rear lamps are brought into vivid relief in this top variant, with black aerodynamic under spoilers spanning the front, sides and rear, and a roof-end spoiler at the back. Inside, the Japanese designers have tried to create an immersive, interactive sports driving environment, starting with red interior accents and a driver-oriented instrument panel. The main gauges feature contrasting colours, while evocative boost and oil temperature gauges aim to enhance the sports driving experience. Cabin quality can't hope to match that of pricier supermini hot hatch rivals, but it's a big improvement on the previous generation model and the semi-bucket-shaped front seats look good, while the D-shaped steering wheel with dimpled leather gives a secure grip. The chrome-finished shift knob and sports alloy pedals add a final classy touch.

Market and Model

Pricing's risen quite a lot with this Swift Sport Hybrid - you're now looking at nearly £22,000 for ownership. Still, that's not too far off what you'd pay for a well specified version of this car's closest rival, the Ford Fiesta ST. As before, the buying proposition is simple, a single five-door bodystyle with a single six-speed gearbox option and one decently kitted trim level. Suzuki has at least sugared the pill of the price increase by throwing in some extra standard camera-driven safety tech - specifically additional rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and blind spot monitor systems. That's in addition to autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, 'Lane departure warning', a 'Weaving alert function' and 'High-beam assist'. In fact, this car is better equipped all round than you might expect a relatively affordable warm hatch to be. Aesthetic touches include carbon fibre-style embossing for the front grille, the front-lip spoiler, the side skirts and the rear diffuser, plus thin-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there's a Bluetooth-compatible Smartphone Linkage Display Audio Display unit with a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker DAB audio system and SD Card 3D-map navigation. Plus there's a rear view camera, front fog lamps, keyless entry, LED headlamps, LED tail lights. Buyers are offered the car in one solid colour and five metallic colours, along with two further colours available optionally as two-tone with a black roof.

Cost of Ownership

Suzuki reckons that the 48-volt mild hybrid tech has delivered improvements in fuel economy and emissions of up to 20%, though because of the switch from NEDC to WLTP cycle ratings, it's difficult to verify that claim with any real accuracy. The WLTP figures show this model managing 50.1mpg and 127g/km. You may be familiar with the way that mild hybrid engines work but just in case not, here's a quick re-cap. Basically, energy that would otherwise be lost when braking or cruising off-throttle is harvested via a kinetic energy recovery system and sent to a small lithium-ion battery that here has been placed beneath the front passenger seat. This is used to drive a belt-driven 'ISG' unit (an 'Integrated Starter/Generator') and power the engine's stop/start system. Suzuki's old 12-volt mild hybrid package (as previously used in lesser versions of this current Swift) didn't do a lot more than that but this improved 48-volt set-up can also deliver other important benefits, most importantly something quite unusual amongst current mild hybrids - the ability for this Suzuki to idle and even coast on full-electric power, though only below 10mph. What about other costs? Well, every Swift variant comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty: Suzuki maybe needs to think about extending this to match rivals now offering four, five or even seven-year plans. There's also a year's breakdown cover that extends across the whole of Europe and includes roadside recovery. You can extend it yourself at extra cost via arrangement with your dealer. A 12-year anti-rust guarantee comes with the car too.

Summary

In this mild hybrid form, the Swift Sport remains as much fun as ever and is still one of the best-kept secrets in GTi motoring. It's modestly powered perhaps but still modestly weighted too, which means it can routinely put the wind up far more exalted machinery. Previous versions are almost all owned by people who wouldn't give any thanks at all for an offer of trading their car against a pricier, pokier warmed-up Fiesta or any other shopping rocket. Sure, other fast superminis offer greater levels of straight line performance for not a lot more, but they're mostly not as safe or as well equipped, they'll be less frugal to run and in most cases they'll be less pleasant to use over poorer surfaces. Of course, none of these things will be compelling reasons for Swift Sport purchase - and they shouldn't be. What really matters here is that you get old-school GTi fun without old-school crudeness. True, you probably won't be moved to buy this Suzuki after looking at the specs in the brochure, but take a test drive down your favourite back road and we reckon you'll see this car a whole lot differently. Need convincing that power isn't everything in a performance car? If so, you need to drive this one. We guarantee it'll surprise you.

SWIFT BY NAME.. (family) 23/10/2020

Suzuki's Swift is a rather left-field supermini choice but for all that, a very good one, thinks June Neary

Will It Suit Me?

Suzuki's Swift supermini has reinvented itself - but you wouldn't know it from a quick glance. Check out this fourth generation model, as I did recently, and you might be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at the previous MK3 model version. Get familiar with the car though, and it becomes easy to see where improvements had been made.

Practicalities

As with the old Swift, this one's certainly very shapely, familiar cues including the wraparound windscreen, the upright headlamps and the smiley lower air intake. This five-door-only MK4 model is 40mm wider than its predecessor, but also 10mm shorter and 15mm lower. More significantly, thanks to its new platform, it's also significantly lighter, tipping the scales at a mere 890kgs in entry-level trim. Even the hybrid version is just 925kg. Cabin space is improved but the designers couldn't work miracles, so this is still one of the less generous superminis with regard to rear-seat occupant space. The cabin design has been edged upmarket but the sturdy simplicity that helped the old Swift stand out has been lost in favour of a design that apes other supermini products. The quality remains strong but many of the plastics feel less upmarket than they look. One bugbear of mine is the need to be constantly manipulating tiny, fiddly audio and climate buttons and Suzuki at least have made some attempt to get away from this irritating design practice, opting instead opted for big, easy to reach dial-type controls. The audio system can also be operated from a set of optional wheel-mounted switches. One thing you notice, particularly sitting in the back, is that the Swift is wide - wider in fact than most other cars in the supermini class. Coupled with a long wheelbase and compact engines, this frees up plenty of room in the cabin and allows for a decently sized 265-litre luggage area. The plush model I tried featured keyless entry for simple door unlocking, engine start-up and locking. With this system, there's no fumbling, and no need to insert a key or press a remote. Instead, as long as you're carrying the key, or it's in a pocket or bag, the system detects its presence and unlocks the car. The doors are opened simply by pressing a button on either front door handle, while the engine is started by twisting the ignition key housing. As soon as you walk away from the car, the system detects the key's absence and the car is locked and immobilised. Neat.

Behind the Wheel

There are two engines for customers to choose from. There's an 90bhp 1.2-litre four cylinder Dualjet unit mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Or a 1.0-litre three cylinder turbocharged 'Boosterjet' powerplant which offers 111bhp and can be ordered with auto transmission. The 'Bosterjet' powerplant can be had with the option of mild hybrid assistance. Suzuki calls it 'SHVS' or 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' technology and it's based around the use of what's called an 'Integrated Starter Generator' powered by a tiny 0.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that sits under the driver's seat. This set-up harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy. Not the kind that could take you short distances on electric power alone - the battery isn't big enough to allow for that. Instead, the regenerated energy is used to power the standard engine stop/start system and also to provide a mild extra power boost as you accelerate - around 50Nm of extra torque for up to 30 seconds. While the Swift has always been cheap to buy and reliable, its fuel economy and CO2 emissions tended to let the overall cost of ownership down a little. That's no longer the case, with the latest model achieving some standout returns at the pumps. The 90bhp 1.2-litre variant manages 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre turbo 'Boosterjet' engine manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and 104g/km of CO2. It's worth looking at the mild hybrid option. This set-up reduces CO2 emissions by 7g/km, improves fuel economy by 4.3mpg and saves £20 on first year VED tax.

Value For Money

Affordability has always been a Swift strength and like so much else, that hasn't changed with the latest car. There's no three-door bodystyle any more and prices start at around £11,000 for the 'SZ3' variant, but most models will be sold in the £13,000 to £15,000 bracket. The 'SZ3'-trimmed variant comes with six airbags, air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, a 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.

Could I Live With One?

The best small Suzuki yet - by some margin. The trick for dealers of course will be in letting people know that this car actually exists, let alone getting them to try it. For those that take the plunge however, a trendier, more interesting view of supermini motoring awaits.

SWIFTLY DOES IT (new2) 13/04/2017

Suzuki's sixth generation Swift supermini has been improved. But not beyond recognition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

With this improved take on the sixth generation version of their Swift supermini, Suzuki have stayed true to the design principles that have long served them in the small car sector, low running costs, light weight and a spacious cabin being the highlights. The car is now better equipped too, plus its very efficient thanks to enhanced 12V mild hybrid technology.

Background

Buying a car from a budget brand isn't usually something anyone does by choice. But the cost savings over more familiar options are often hard to ignore, especially when it comes to superminis. So what if you could pay budget brand prices, yet get mainstream quality? That's exactly the proposition this little Suzuki Swift has always aimed to serve up. Previous Swift models have certainly been convincing in this way, more than a million of them having been sold in Europe since 2005. This improved version of the MK6 model benefits from Suzuki's growing understanding of mild hybrid technology. Pair that with this model line's usual light weight and an efficient little supermini seems in prospect.

Driving Experience

The Swift has always been quite entertaining to drive, mainly because of its relatively light weight; it still is. Engine-wise, the main change here is that Suzuki has standardised its 1.2-litre Dualjet mild hybrid petrol unit across all mainstream models. This 12V electrified powerplant was available previously, but this is an upgraded 'K12D' version of it, with a new fuel injection system that offers both more powerful response and higher fuel efficiency. This balance is made possible through advances that include an electric intake VVT (variable valve timing), along with a variable displacement oil pump and electric piston cooling jets. The powerplant's mild hybrid system now features a much bigger lithium-ion battery (increased in size from 3Ah to 10Ah). Engine output is 83PS, with a modest 107Nm of pulling power facilitating a 0-62mph time of 12.2s in the CVT auto variant (you can also have a manual). You have to have a manual if you want the ALLGRIP 4WD variant that continues on at the top of the range; that's a rare thing, a 4WD supermini. At the top of the Swift range, the Swift Sport hot hatch features a 1.4-litre Boosterjet mild hybrid unit with 129PS and a 48V electrified system. Both the 'SHVS' or 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' mild hybrid engines work much as before; they can't ever power the car independently by battery (as a full-hybrid model like a Toyota Yaris or a Honda Jazz could), but the battery you do get under the driver's seat helps out in acceleration (around 50Nm of extra torque for up to 30 seconds) and powers the stop/start system. The SHVS set-up harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy.

Design and Build

Suzuki hasn't altered the looks of this facelifted model too much, though as usual with a mid-term update, the front grille and headlamps have been re-styled. Blacked-out B-pillars give the roof a 'floating' look and the tail lamps now feature LED illumination on all models. Otherwise, things are much as before with this 5-door-only sixth generation model, which remains compact at just 3,840mm long. Familiar Swift design cues include the wraparound windscreen and the smiley lower air intake. The car remains exceptionally light, just 925kg. Inside, the cabin hasn't been altered at all - which means you get the same 7-inch centre-dash touchscreen, which has rather dated graphics but includes Apple CarPlay smartphone-mirroring. Apart from making calls it also facilitates receiving directions for optimised traffic conditions, listening to music, accessing email, text messages and more. Cabin storage space isn't that great - the glovebox is notably small - but a relatively long wheelbase delivers more interior space than the exterior dimensions suggest you'll get. Two fully-sized adults will be quite happy in the rear, as will three kids. The boot's bigger than you might expect too, with capacity rated at 265-litres. That's easily enough for a couple of carry-on bags.

Market and Model

Affordability has always been a Swift strength and like so much else, that hasn't changed with the latest car. There's no three-door bodystyle these days and prices start at around £14,800 for the base 'SZ-L' variant. Another £1,500 gets you the mid-range 'SZ-T' derivative and the option of CVT auto transmission. The top 'SZ5' version, which requires a budget of nearly £18,000 can be had with a CVT option or, if you're happy with a stick shift, can be had in 'ALLGRIP' 4x4 form - for around £19,000. The Swift Sport hot hatch with its 1.4-litre 48V mild hybrid Boosterjet engine, costs around £21,500. Even the base 'SZ-L' variant is pretty well equipped, with air conditioning, a rear view camera, Radar Brake Support with Adaptive Cruise Control and a Smartphone link display audio system with DAB radio. There's also a leather steering wheel, privacy glass, LED Headlamps, LED rear combination lamps, front fog lamps, polished 16-inch alloy wheels and front electric windows. The SZ-T adds grey painted 16-inch alloy wheels, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Weaving Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and rear parking sensors. The top SZ5 adds Navigation, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, keyless entry and start, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, rear electric windows and door mirror side turn indicators.

Cost of Ownership

While the Swift has always been cheap to buy and reliable, its fuel economy and CO2 emissions once tended to let the overall cost of ownership down a little, but more recently, that's been no longer the case as Suzuki has got into gear with its mild hybrid engine tech. this improved model's K12D engine improves things further, managing very competitive WLTP readings - 57.2mpg on the combined cycle and 111g/km of CO2. that's with manual transmission. The upgraded 12V Hybrid system that features on mainstream Swift models is a compact and lightweight unit 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. The ISG unit has a power output of 2.3kW with a torque figure of 50Nm and the components of the system add just 6.2kg to the overall weight of the car. What about other costs? Well, every version comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty to match most rivals. There's also a year's breakdown cover that extends across the whole of Europe and includes roadside recovery. A 12-year anti-rust guarantee comes with the car too. Service stops are needed every year. Once your Swift has been registered for three years, it will become eligible for Suzuki's fixed price service package which will enable you to get servicing carried out for a single fixed price that will include parts, labour and VAT. There are around 180 Suzuki dealers in the UK and they're noted for excellent customer service. You can also even cut the cost of regular maintenance with a 'Service Payment Plan' that covers you for anything between one and three garage visits.

Summary

The Swift has always been known as the thinking person's supermini selection - and very little has changed in that regard with this improved version of the sixth generation model. You come away from looking at one thinking that Suzuki deserves a higher profile than it currently enjoys in the UK - but maybe that's the way Swift owners like it. This isn't a supermini that most of those who'll settle for a Fiesta or a Corsa will ever consider. But it's an alternative they should have tried before signing on the dotted line. Here's an affordable car that doesn't feel like one. And a well kept secret that doesn't deserve to remain that way.

Suzuki Swift average rating: 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Mr D Holmes - 20/03/20, owner of a Suzuki Swift 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 5dr Auto

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
Very happy with our Suzuki Swift SZ5 automatic. Drives well, has lots of kit and is looks great. A couple of minor things I would like :- a digital speed display, reversing sensors as the camera gets obscured in the rain and the door mirrors to fold in without having to turn the ignition on. I think car reviews underestimate the Swift.

Mr Chris Lavender - 05/05/20, owner of a Suzuki SWIFT HATCHBACK 1.4 Boosterjet Sport 5dr 2018

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Really enjoying my Swift Sport. Great fun to drive but also practical. It's a good looking car and different to the norm.


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