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Suzuki SWIFT HATCHBACK 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr

Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Stock Offer Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
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Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr
Suzuki SWIFT 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG61.40
  • 0-62mph10.6 secs
  • Top Speed121 mph
  • C02104 g/km
  • BHP111
  • Torque125 lbs/f
  • P11D21%

Review

With 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, high quality and a spacious cabin being the highlights. The car is now lighter and more spacious, plus there's the option of mild hybrid technology.

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

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, with 127,000 of those in the UK. This MK4 model comes from the same platform also recently used for the brand's similarly-sized Ignis and Baleno models, underpinnings that save this car 30kgs in weight over its predecessor. Pair that with the potential for mild hybrid technology and an efficient little supermini seems in prospect.

Driving Experience

As for the roadgoing experience, well you can expect the same kind of entertaining drive the Swift has always specialised in delivering. And engine-wise? Well these days, there are no diesel options, Suzuki limiting Swift buying choices to two main petrol engines. 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.

Design and Build

As for the looks, well this is still recognisably a Swift, familiar cues including the wraparound windscreen, the upright headlamps and the smiley lower air intake. This five-door-only MK6 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. Inside, the cabin no longer has quite such a budget brand feel, thanks to a re-designed dashboard and the installation of more supportive seats. Cabin storage space isn't that great though - the glovebox is notably small. A longer wheelbase delivers more interior space too. Suzuki says that the hip point measurement has been lowered by 20mm in the front and as much as 45mm in the rear. Two fully-sized adults will be quite happy here, as will three kids. The boot's bigger too, now 25% larger, with capacity increased to 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 any more and prices start at around £12,000 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. The plusher SZ-T model adds a rear view camera, a Smartphone link display audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps. Meanwhile, at the top of the range, the 'SZ5' features auto air conditioning, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, satellite navigation, an 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. As you'd expect in this day and age, every model has ABS anti-lock brakes, ESP stability control and a brake assist function for emergency stops. There's also a tyre pressure monitoring system, along with twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus there are two Isofix child seat mounts in the rear bench.

Cost of Ownership

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 WLTP-rated returns at the pumps. The 90bhp 1.2-litre variant manages up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 115g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre turbo 'Boosterjet' engine manages up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 124g/km of CO2. The mild hybrid set-up improves things only marginally to 51.8mpg and 124g/km. 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, while those models fitted with the 1.0-litre Boosterjet motor will need a scheduled halt every year or 9,000 miles. 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 sixth generation version. 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.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
'Guide me home' headlamps
2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe
Automatic headlights
Black coloured A & B pillars
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpers
Electric door mirrors
Electric front windows + drivers one touch
Front fog lights
Halogen multi-reflector headlamps
Headlamp levelling
Heated door mirrors
High mounted stop lamp
LED daytime running lights
Rear fog lights
Rear privacy glass
Rear wiper
Tinted glass
Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Digital clock
Fuel consumption screen
Lights on warning
Low fuel level warning light
Outside temperature display
PAS
Rear parking camera
Smartphone connectivity
Tachometer
Trip computer
White instrument panel and front door trim
Entertainment
4 speakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radio
USB interface
Interior Features
3 cupholders
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
60/40 split rear seats
Accessory socket
Air conditioning
Centre console storage
Centre lower box
Chrome handbrake release button
Chrome inside door opener
Chrome interior door handles
Cloth seat trim
Door pockets with bottle holder
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Front head restraints
Front map light
Front passenger side assist grip
Gear shift indicator
Glovebox
Height adjustable driver's seat
Isofix
Luggage area lamp
Neck rests to rear seats
Passenger seat back pocket
Pollen filter
Steering wheel audio controls
Storage area with lid
Tilt adjustable steering wheel
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat
Safety
3 point ELR seatbelts for centre seat
3 point ELR seatbelts front and rear
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbags
Driver airbag
ESP + traction control
Foot protecting brake and clutch pedals
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 monitor
Security
Deadlocks
Freewheeling key cylinders
Immobiliser
Key in reminder
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Wheels
16" alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 110
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 124
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Engine Code K10C
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 58.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.2
EC Urban (mpg) 47.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 47.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.5
WLTP - MPG - High 58.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 57.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 57.6
WLTP - MPG - Low 43.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 43.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 43.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium 55.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 54.3
General
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 111
Coin Description Boosterjet
Coin Series SZ-T
Generation Mark 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 25D
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
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
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.6
Engine Power - BHP 111
Engine Power - KW 82
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 125
Engine Torque - MKG 17.3
Engine Torque - NM 170
Engine Torque - RPM 2000
Top Speed 121
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 185/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 185/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1495
Length 3840
Wheelbase 2450
Width 1735
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 37
Gross Vehicle Weight 1380
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 579
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 265
Max. Loading Weight 465
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 400
Minimum Kerbweight 915
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 9.6

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