The new Suzuki Swift is on its way – in fact it will gone on sale in the UK on the 1st of June. Today the Japanese brand has announced the new model, which is now five-door only, will start from £10,999. That’s actually £2,000 more than the outgoing model, but feat not, as you’ll be getting more space and more tech.
The base model SZ3 is offered with a 1.2 litre petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Features include six airbags, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, DAB radio with Bluetooth, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights and front electric windows. So, not too shabby for a base model, eh?
The mid-range SZ-T starts from £12,999 and is fitted with the 1.0 litre Boosterjet petrol engine, which is once again mated to a manual gearbox. This trim adds rear view camera, smartphone integration, 16″ alloy wheels and front foglights.
The range-topping SZ5 (pictured)
is available with either the 1.0 litre Boosterjet or the 1.2 litre petrol, plus you can also specify Suzuki’s mild hybrid system (SHVS) and Allgrip four-wheel drive system. Not sure four-wheel drive is really needed in a car like this, but I suppose it’s nice to have the option.
The SZ5 range starts from £14,499 and that will fetch the the two-wheel drive 1.0 litre Boosterjet. This is mated to a manual gearbox, although you can pay around £1,500 more for an automatic.The SZ5 adds features such as automatic air conditioning, 16″ polished alloy wheels, sat nav, advanced forward detection system, keyless entry and start, plus rear electric windows.
Now, time to wait for the Sport model to come along…