Suzuki has released the first details for its new Swift 4x4, which goes on sale this month
The five-door Sport is priced at a £500 premium over the three-door
A base 4x4 model will cost £11,516 while the more premium SZ4 trim costs £13,116
The 4x4 has only one engine option at launch — a 1.2-litre petrol coupled to a manual transmission
Four-wheel drive is managed by a permanent automatic system
The five-door is mechanically identical to the three-door Sport
Suzuki claims the five-door offers extra practicality with interior space for five
Minor model year changes include a new paint colour, LED high mounted brake lamp and driver's window 'auto up'
The Swift Sport five-door is priced at £14,249 – a £500 premium over the three-door – and Suzuki expects it to account for around a third of all Swift Sport sales.
The Swift 4x4 will between £11,516 and £13,116. One engine will be available at launch - a 1.2-litre petrol coupled to a manual transmission.
Power is transmitted through a permanent automatic four-wheel driven system which manages torque via a viscous coupling, which Suzuki claims can permit achieve higher cornering speeds.
The Swift 4x4 is 65kg heavier than the equivalent front-wheel drive model, with emissions of 126g/km.
The styling of entry-level SZ3 models doesn’t differ greatly from front-drive variants. The premium SZ4 trim adds front and rear skid plates and wheel arch extensions and side skirts. The SZ4 also gets folding door mirrors and DRLs as standard.