2011 (61) Suzuki Swift1.2 SZ4 3dr

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Only £4998
£100 deposit
£98.61 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionCruise control
Door ajar warning lampFuel consumption screen
Lights on warningLow fuel level warning light
Outside temperature displayPAS
Remote fuel cap releaseTachometer
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth audio streaming
Radio/CD + MP3Steering wheel audio controls

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipeAutomatic headlights
Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody coloured bumpers
Electric door mirrorsElectric front windows
Electric windows with drivers side auto-downFront fog lights
Heated door mirrorsRear privacy glass
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

3 cupholders3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
60/40 split rear seatsAccessory socket
Centre console storageClimate control
Cloth seat trimDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Front door pocketsFront head restraints
Front map lightFront/rear assist grips
Height adjustable driver's seatIsofix
Luggage area lampPassenger seat back pocket
Pollen filterRear headrests
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelTop tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Safety

4 x 3 point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver airbag
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDrivers knee airbag
ESP + traction controlPassenger airbag
Passenger seatbelt warning indicatorSide airbags
Side impact protection beams 

Security

DeadlocksImmobiliser
Key in reminderKeyless ignition
Remote central locking 

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.491CO2 (g/km)116
HC0.044Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.018Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1242Compression Ratio11:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73Cylinders - Stroke (mm)74.2
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)46.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power94
Coin SeriesSZ4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %82NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %62NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Mileage9000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.3Engine Power - BHP94
Engine Power - KW69Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT87
Engine Torque - MKG12Engine Torque - NM118
Engine Torque - RPM4800Top Speed103

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front185/55 R16Tyre Size Rear185/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1510Length3850
Wheelbase2430Width1695

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)42Gross Vehicle Weight1480
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)512Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight475Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400Minimum Kerbweight1005
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
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 fourth generation Swift supermini has been improved. But not beyond recognition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

With the fourth generation version of their Swift supermini, Suzuki have stayed true to the design principles that have long served them in the small car sector, low running costs, high quality and a spacious cabin being the highlights. The car is now lighter and more spacious, plus there's the option of mild hybrid technology.

Background

Buying a car from a budget brand isn't usually something anyone does by choice. But the cost savings over more familiar options are often hard to ignore, especially when it comes to superminis. So what if you could pay budget brand prices, yet get mainstream quality? That's exactly the proposition this little Suzuki Swift has always aimed to serve up. Previous Swift models have certainly been convincing in this way, more than a million of them having been sold in Europe since 2005, with 127,000 of those in the UK. This MK4 model comes from the same platform also recently used for the brand's similarly-sized Ignis and Baleno models, underpinnings that save this car 30kgs in weight over its predecessor. Pair that with the potential for mild hybrid technology and an efficient little supermini seems in prospect.

Driving Experience

As for the roadgoing experience, well you can expect the same kind of entertaining drive the Swift has always specialised in delivering. And engine-wise? Well these days, there are no diesel options, Suzuki limiting Swift buying choices to two main petrol engines. There's an 90bhp 1.2-litre four cylinder Dualjet unit mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Or a 1.0-litre three cylinder turbocharged 'Boosterjet' powerplant which offers 111bhp and can be ordered with auto transmission. The 'Bosterjet' powerplant can be had with the option of 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.

Design and Build

As for the looks, well this is still recognisably a Swift, familiar cues including the wraparound windscreen, the upright headlamps and the smiley lower air intake. This five-door-only MK4 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, tipping the scales at a mere 890kgs in entry-level trim. Even the hybrid version is just 925kg. Inside, the cabin no longer has quite such a budget brand feel, 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

Affordability has always been a Swift strength and like so much else, that hasn't changed with the latest car. There's no three-door bodystyle any more and prices start at around £11,000 for the 'SZ3' variant, but most models will be sold in the £13,000 to £15,000 bracket. The 'SZ3'-trimmed variant comes with six airbags, air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch wheels, body coloured door mirrors and front electric windows. The plusher SZ-T model adds a rear view camera, a Smartphone link display audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps. Meanwhile, at the top of the range, the 'SZ5' features auto air conditioning, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, satellite navigation, an advanced forward detection system, keyless entry and start and rear electric windows. The SZ5 is available with a six speed automatic transmission as an option. As you'd expect in this day and age, every 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.

Cost of Ownership

While the Swift has always been cheap to buy and reliable, its fuel economy and CO2 emissions tended to let the overall cost of ownership down a little. That's no longer the case, with the latest model achieving some standout returns at the pumps. The 90bhp 1.2-litre variant manages 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre turbo 'Boosterjet' engine manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and 104g/km of CO2. It's worth looking at the mild hybrid option here. This set-up reduces CO2 emissions by 7g/km, improves fuel economy by 4.3mpg and saves £20 on first year VED tax. What about other costs? Well, every version comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty to match most rivals. There's also a year's breakdown cover that extends across the whole of Europe and includes roadside recovery. A 12-year anti-rust guarantee comes with the car too. Service stops are needed every year, while those models fitted with the 1.0-litre Boosterjet motor will need a scheduled halt every year or 9,000 miles. Once your Swift has been registered for three years, it will become eligible for Suzuki's fixed price service package which will enable you to get servicing carried out for a single fixed price that will include parts, labour and VAT. There are around 180 Suzuki dealers in the UK and they're noted for excellent customer service. You can also even cut the cost of regular maintenance with a 'Service Payment Plan' that covers you for anything between one and three garage visits.

Summary

The Swift has always been known as the thinking person's supermini selection - and very little has changed in that regard with this fourth generation version. You come away from looking at one thinking that Suzuki deserves a higher profile than it currently enjoys in the UK - but maybe that's the way Swift owners like it. This isn't a supermini that most of those who'll settle for a Fiesta or a Corsa will ever consider. But it's an alternative they should have tried before signing on the dotted line. Here's an affordable car that doesn't feel like one. And a well kept secret that doesn't deserve to remain that way.

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

Hire purchase (HP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£98.61
Deposit£100
Term (months)60
Cash price£4998
Credit amount£4898
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£6017.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

The benefits of HP

  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car
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