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All-new model will be launched in the autumn; new 1.2 petrol engine and improved dynamics
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11 June 2010

Suzuki’s all-new lighter, longer and more spacious Swift will go on sale in the UK this autumn, promising better dynamics, increased performance and improved CO2 emissions and economy.

The Swift’s all-new platform increases the wheelbase by 50mm and the overall length by 90mm. The body is also lighter and stiffer, and the front and rear tracks are 10mm and 5mm wider respectively. Suzuki claims the Swift, its best-selling model, is much improved dynamically as a result.

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Suzuki’s focus on improving the dynamics is evident when looked at next to the five-door's styling, which is a subtle evolution of the outgoing car’s handsome design.

Interior pictures have yet to be revealed, but Suzuki has indicated it will be more sophisticated and “dynamic” than the outgoing car. The increase in wheelbase will also create more space for rear passengers.

The launch engine will be a new 1.2-litre petrol engine to replace the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. The Dual VVT unit produces 92bhp and 87lb ft, both figures slightly improved over the 1.3 unit. A manual gearbox will be standard and an automatic optional.

However, the real gains have been in improving fuel economy and cutting CO2 emissions. Economy is now 56.5mpg, 7.8mpg more than the 1.3, and emissions are 116g/km, 24g/km lower than the outgoing car.

A reworked 1.3-litre diesel capable of 109g/km and 67.3mpg (119g/km and 62.8mpg in the old Swift) will be available from early 2011, while a Sport model is also expected to be launched in 2011.

Full UK pricing and specification will be announced later in the summer, but the Swift is likely to cost from around £11,000.

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WarrenL 12 June 2010

Re: New Suzuki Swift revealed

Let us not forget the Jaguar XJ.

Obviously other factors come into play as to what we will and will not accept in a new version of an old model.

Straight Six Man 12 June 2010

Re: New Suzuki Swift revealed

vava1 wrote:

Lanehogger wrote:

From first glance, this has to be the first brand new car i've come across that looks so similar to its predecessor.


That is of course, unless you count almost every BMW on offer currently

The 1-series has no predecessor. The 3-series looks nothing like its predecessor. The new 5-series is a big (backwards) step away from the E60. Same goes for the 7-series. The 6-series looks nothing like the old 6-series, or the 8-series. The Z4 looks nothing like the old Z4 (which is a pity - the new one is a mess, the old one was lovely). The X5 is, admittedly, far from radical - none of the other Xs have predecessors.


Buzz Cagney 11 June 2010

Re: New Suzuki Swift revealed

beachland2 wrote:

they got it wrong but you got it the most wrong. credit where its due lol.

Not really. I got a far better car instead. VW Bora TDi130. Yes, a quite superb DIESEL powered car. Quite brilliant and far better than the Swift. ;-)

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