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All-new Suzuki Swift revealed

  • On sale this autumn
  • Bigger and sportier than before
  • Prices expected to start at 9500
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Suzuki has revealed its all-new swift supermini, which goes on sale in the UK this autumn from around 9500.

The car is bigger than the current Swift in every dimension except width where it shrinks by 5mm while more use of high-strength steel makes for a lighter, stiffer body shell.

More dynamic
With a wider track front and rear, plus lower-profile tyres, Suzuki promises the new Swift will be better to drive. The interior of the car is also designed to have a more dynamic feel, although no photographs of the cabin have been released.

Eventually, two new engines will power the car, but initially it will be available with only a 93bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit. The new engine returns 7.8mpg more than the current 1.3 engine with an average of 56.5mpg while emissions are down 24g/km to 116g/km.

A 1.3-litre diesel will also be offered from early next year. It returns 4.5mpg more than the unit it replaces, with an average of 67.3mpg, while emissions drop from 119g/km to 109g/km.

Full specification and pricing will be announced closer to the car's arrival, but we'd expect the Swift to start at around 9500.

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What Car? SaysRated 3 out of 5
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The Suzuki Swift has tidy handling and a strong turbo engine, but its ride and interior quality are a little disappointing.