A day out in Scarborough. Lovely.
The all new Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W is a handsome car resplendent in it’s Mineral grey and Super black paint scheme, polished 16" alloy wheels, black A & B pillars, rear privacy glass and subtle rear upper spoiler, overall effect being one of modernity and style. The new larger front grille and smart LED headlights give the Suzuki extra presence on the road which, when combined with the extra curves of the front wheel arches and the coupé style afforded by the ‘hidden’ rear door handles, the Swift certainly looks the part.
Inside the cabin and the interior is remarkably spacious with plenty of room for front and rear occupants alike with more than enough adjustability on offer to get yourself comfortable. Add to this conveniently placed cup holders and storage options and the life of all involved in a journey is made so much easier.
All models come with a White Textured or Pearl White instrument panel and front door trim as standard whilst Interior style packs are available in Burning Red, Piano Black, Silver and Pearl White with which you can add your own personality to your surroundings.
Despite it’s diminutive dimensions the all new Swift is packed with technology that wouldn’t appear out of place in cars twice it’s size such as Dual Sensor Brake Support, High-Beam Assist and Lane Departure Warning in the SZ5 on test there’s also Adaptive Cruise Control, an inspired choice from Suzuki, turning it from a great City car into one in which you’re more than happy to travel the length and breadth of this green and pleasant land of ours.
The Suzuki is available with a 1.2 Dualjet Manual, 1.0 Boosterjet Manual, 1.0 Boosterjet Automatic, 1.0 Boosterjet SHVS manual (Mild Hybrid) and the model on test, the 1.2 Dualjet SHVS 4x4 manual (Mild Hybrid).
And what an engine it is, revvy, exciting to push and incredibly efficient whilst still delivering 89bhp @ 6000 and Max torque of 88ft/lb @ 4400rpm. The clever element is of course the Mild Hybrid element of the 1.2 Dualjet engine which saves you money by improving eficiency and lowering emissions, the results being a combined mpg of up to 62.8. This powerplant also includes the ALLGRIP Auto 4-wheel Drive option which gives you extra grip to adapt to any conditions.
DAB digital radio and Bluetooth music streaming is taken care of and controlled through the vibrant central touchscreen as is Suzuki’s simple to use Satellite Navigation System allowing you to concentrate on the drive ahead rather than what you’re listening to or how to get where you plan to go.
Driving is what the Swift thrives upon. Whether it’s a short journey through town to pick up the papers, a commute back and forth through the rush hour traffic or a journey from Bradford to Scarborough to sample the coast, the Suzuki is more than capable of providing comfort, fun and excitement in equal measures. Feeling sporty? Keep the revs up and the Swift rewards you with instant drive supplemented by the Mild Hybrid battery and fair shifts you up the road and yet, change up early and be light on the throttle and you’re rewarded with a genteel companion for a rainy day.
Overall, this Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W carries on the popularity of previous generations whilst offering something new and exciting for today’s savvy consumer. A myriad of styling options, an amazing Hybrid engine that offers incredible economy, Suzuki’s ALLGRIP System for sticky situations and perhaps most importantly, fun in abundance. Is it really any wonder that you see quite so many out on the roads today?
Where will you go?