The Suzuki Swift 1.3 litre DDiS has achieved 86.4mpg and second position in the in the 2011 mpg Marathon competition, winning the class 3 category for percentage improvement over the official combined fuel consumption figure. The new Swift was driven by Southern Group Regional journalists Dave Randle and Peter Cracknell.
Overall, the Suzuki Swift saw an improvement of 28.3% on the combined figure of 67.3mpg. 2010 winners Dave Moss and Mike Hull drove a second DDiS, achieving 84.6mpg.
Fleet World magazine organised the mpg Marathon, taking 37 vehicles on a 372 mile route designed to emulate normal driving conditions, including major roads, motorways and dual carriageways.
Dale Wyatt, Director Sales and Marketing commented; "The 2011 mpg Marathon has again been an excellent opportunity to showcase Suzuki's commitment to producing fuel efficient, cleaner cars and this event has certainly endorsed that."
The Suzuki Swift has emissions of 109 g/km for the DDiS model and 116g/km for the 1.2-litre petrol engine; it also benefits from £20 annual VED charge and group 8E insurance. Until the end of 2011, the Suzuki Swift is available with no VAT, making the Suzuki Swift SZ2 three door 1.2 litre petrol costing £8800. The 1.3 DDiS model five door model in SZ3 trim is available for £11,125.
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