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2017 (67) Suzuki Swift1.2 SHVS SZ5 ALLGRIP 5dr

Kilmarnock Peugeot / Toyota

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Digital clockDoor ajar warning lamp
Fuel consumption screenLane departure warning system
Lights on warningLow fuel level warning light
Navigation systemOutside temperature display
PASPearl white instrument panel and front door trim
Rear parking cameraRemote fuel cap release
Smartphone connectivityTachometer
Trip computer 

Entertainment

4 speakers + 2 tweetersAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio
USB interface 

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlamps2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe
Automatic headlightsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpersElectric folding door mirrors
Electric rear windowsFront fog lights
Headlamp levellingHeated door mirrors
High beam assistLED headlights with LED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsRear privacy glass
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

3 cupholders3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
60/40 split rear seatsAccessory socket
Centre console storageChrome handbrake release button
Chrome inside door openerClimate control
Cloth seat trimDoor pockets with bottle holder
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrorsFront head restraints
Front map lightFront passenger side assist grip
GloveboxHeight adjustable driver's seat
IsofixLuggage area lamp
Passenger seat back pocketPollen filter
Rear assist gripsRear headrests
Steering wheel audio controlsStorage area with lid
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelTop tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Safety

5 x 3 point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver airbag
Emergency brake assistESP + traction control
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill hold control
Passenger airbagRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerSide airbags
Side impact protection beamsTyre pressure monitor

Security

DeadlocksImmobiliser
Key in reminderKeyless ignition
Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking

Wheels

16" Polished alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)101Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1242Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeK12C
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.2EC Urban (mpg)57.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power90
Coin DescriptionSHVSCoin SeriesSZ5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723DManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83NCAP Child Occupant Protection %75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69
NCAP Safety Assist %25Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.6Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT88
Engine Torque - MKG12.2Engine Torque - NM120
Engine Torque - RPM4400Top Speed105

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear185/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1520Length3840
Wheelbase2450Width1735

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)37Gross Vehicle Weight1405
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)579Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)265
Max. Loading Weight425Minimum Kerbweight980
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki's Swift 4x4 might be a minority player in the range but it offers supermini buyers something decidedly different. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Suzuki Swift 4x4 brings all-weather ability to the buyer who wants a new car but doesn't need the bulk of an SUV. With a modest 1.2-litre petrol engine, it's not going to cost a lot to run. Just budget for a set of winter tyres to really get the best from it in more inclement seasons.

Background

Suzuki have history with four-wheel drive cars. Although we like to kid ourselves that modern stability and traction control systems will get a two-wheel drive car most places that a four-wheel drive model will go, when the chips are really down, Suzuki knows there's no substitute for sending drive to each corner. It's sold thousands of Vitaras and Jimny SUVs but the Japanese company has also shifted quite a few rather less overtly four-wheel drive cars. Vehicles such as the SX4, the Kizashi and this, the Swift ALLGRIP 4x4. The Swift's much improved in this sixth generation form and the availability of this 4x4 ALLGRIP variant delivers supermini buyers an option that's at once a little different to the mainstream and with no little ability at its elbow. If you don't think along the same straight lines as most, this one might well appeal.

Driving Experience

The basics first. You're not offered any choice in the engine department, this Swift ALLGRIP coming with a 1.2-litre petrol four-cylinder that's good for a wholly unexceptional 90bhp, so don't get any illusions that you're at the wheel of a shrunken Audi RS3. If you can get this thing off the line and through 62mph in less than thirteen seconds, count yourself as a pretty deft driver, or at least one who is deft while displaying zero mechanical sympathy. The 'Dualjet' powerplant features mild hybrid assistance. Suzuki calls it 'SHVS' or 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' technology and it's based around the use of what's called an 'Integrated Starter Generator' powered by a tiny 0.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that sits under the driver's seat. This set-up harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy. Not the kind that could take you short distances on electric power alone - the battery isn't big enough to allow for that. Instead, the regenerated energy is used to power the standard engine stop/start system and also to provide a mild extra power boost as you accelerate - around 50Nm of extra torque for up to 30 seconds. The all-wheel drive mechanicals are simple and rely on a permanent 4-wheel drive system which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling. You'll appreciate the added security this brings in wintry conditions but remember two things. In such conditions, any car is only as good as its tyres and four wheel drive traction advantages aren't equalled by commensurate braking benefits, so it's always best to err on the side of caution.

Design and Build

Visually, this Swift ALLGRIP model is extremely discreet. This five-door-only MK6 model is 40mm wider than its predecessor, but also 10mm shorter and 15mm lower. More significantly, thanks to its new platform, it's also significantly lighter. Even this hybrid ALLGRIP model weighs in at under a tonne. Inside, the cabin no longer has the budget brand feel of previous Swift models, thanks to a re-designed dashboard and the installation of more supportive seats. Cabin storage space isn't that great though - the glovebox is notably small. A longer wheelbase delivers more interior space too. Suzuki says that the hip point measurement has been lowered by 20mm in the front and as much as 45mm in the rear. Two fully-sized adults will be quite happy here, as will three kids. The boot's bigger too, now 25% larger, with capacity increased to 265-litres. That's easily enough for a couple of carry-on bags.

Market and Model

The 4WD Swift is priced at just over £15,500 for the SZ5 version - that being the only trim level on offer. This car's most obvious similarly-sized rival is Fiat's Panda 4x4 0.9 TwinAir which costs fractionally less but is nothing like as well equipped as this Suzuki. The standard Swift SZ5 spec includes auto air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, a rear view camera. There's also a Smartphone link display audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, keyless entry and start, plus rear electric windows. As you'd expect in this day and age, this model has ABS anti-lock brakes, ESP stability control and a brake assist function for emergency stops. There's also a tyre pressure monitoring system, along with twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus there are two Isofix child seat mounts in the rear bench. You also get an Advanced forward detection system.

Cost of Ownership

Weighing in at pretty much the same level as its front-wheel drive sibling, the Swift ALLGRIP isn't burdened by excess bulk. That said, the 1242cc engine isn't one of the class-leading performers even in front-wheel drive guise when it comes top economy and emission metrics. Still, it's hard to judge 101g/km of CO2 overly harshly when balanced against the security the all-wheel drive system affords. Insurance cover (9E) is a little pricier than the supermini average, so you'll probably be best served getting a few quotes before committing. The SHVS engine technology helps greatly with the quoted 62.8mpg combined cycle fuel return. The acronym stands for 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' and designates this powerplant's status as what the brand calls a 'mild hybrid'. Here, an electric starter motor - Suzuki calls it an 'ISG' or 'Integrated Starter Generator' - assists the petrol engine in certain situations. The 'ISG' harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy that stops and starts the engine in heavy traffic and provides a mild extra power boost as you accelerate. There's a read-out in the instrument binnacle's digital display, telling you how long the stop/start system has been in operation on any given journey - though we're not really sure why you'd ever want to know that....

Summary

The Suzuki Swift ALLGRIP is a very modern supermini but also one that's slightly old-school. In execution, look and feel, the Swift feels bang up to date, but the engineering seems to hark back to a short-lived craze for all-wheel drive everything that briefly blossomed and then died in the late Eighties. Still, some old ideas are well worth reviving and the added grip offered by this Swift will doubtless come in handy during tough winter conditions. It's ideal as a low cost, low worry second car for country people who can't afford to be cut off when the Land Rover is in use. It's clearly never going to be a massive seller but cars like this serve to remind us why Suzuki continues to be one of the most interesting auto manufacturers around. If you don't like mainstream cars with their 'one size fits all' approach, here's one that may well pique your interest.

Performance
70%
Handling
90%
Comfort
60%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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