Suzuki Swift review

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Suzuki Swift
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10 Apr 2017 22:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:29

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Judging by its current range, it’s fair to say that Suzuki fancies itself as a small car specialist. At the moment, it has four pint-sized models on offer, the chunky Ignis SUV, economical Celerio, sensible Baleno and the car we’re looking at here, the Suzuki Swift.

So where does that slot into the range? Although it’s a competitor to the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia, it has an eye on more fashion conscious rivals such as the Fiat 500 and Mini. That means funky looks take precedence over passenger space and cargo-carrying capacity.

That said, the new Swift is a little wider than before to give more space inside, but it is shorter in length and height. This helps it lose the equivalent of a burly rugby player in weight, up to 120kg. This helps economy and emissions along with performance and handling. Rounding things off are a couple of new engines to make the most of the lightweight structure.

Keep reading for our full review to see how it drives, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run.

 

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