The New Suzuki Swift (2005)

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift

One of the most significant Suzuki vehicles to emerge from the Company in recent years enters dealer showrooms from 15 April. The all-new Swift brings to the compact car segment a blend of eye-catching good looks, Japanese quality and European-inspired driving dynamics, and with prices starting at £7,499, excellent handling and 40 mpg-plus fuel economy, has the individuality to attract the most discerning of supermini customers.

Suzuki has deliberately kept the line-up simple, and available immediately are five-speed manual five door 1.3 GL and 1.5 GLX models at £7,799 and £8,999 respectively, and a four-speed automatic 1.5 GLX priced at £9,824. They’re joined in June by the entry-level three door 1.3 GL manual at £7,499.

The cheeky and distinctive styling and a spacious interior are complemented by a very comprehensive specification. All models feature front, side and curtain airbags, radio/CD player, remote central locking and immobiliser, electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and tinted glass, while the GLX gains keyless entry and start, air conditioning, alloy wheels, and front fog lamps.

These petrol-engined Swifts are just the start: September sees the arrival of a 1.3 litre DDi diesel model, while next year the range is to be expanded with a cabriolet variant with folding metal roof and, exploiting the full potential of the Swift’s capable chassis, a high performance 1.6-litre derivative.

And the Swift will also form the basis of Suzuki’s new Junior World Rally Championship title contender later in the year, replacing the all-conquering, Championship-winning Ignis.

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Published 6 April 2005 Melanie Carter

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