Suzuki Swift is an attractive small call with great fuel economy
Suzuki has announced that global sales of the Suzuki Swift have now passed the three million mark. Since the launch in the UK of this popular supermini back in 2005 more than eighty thousand Swifts have been sold which accounts for 36% of the UK sales mix. It is an attractive small call with great fuel economy keeping costs to the minimum and it is also fun to drive.
The Swift is available in either a three or a five door and popularity is due to the very low cost of ownership. The 1.3 DDiS model has Co2 emissions of only 109g/km and the 1.2 petrol is approximately 116g/km. If running costs are not an issue then the recently launched Suzuki Swift Sport could be your choice. The Swift Sport is capable of 0-62mph in just 8.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 121mph.
For a small car the Swift is quite spacious inside, standard equipment is quite generous, all models feature seven airbags, ESP, radio/CD player with USB port, remote central locking and immobiliser, electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The Swift has a five star Euro NCAP rating and scored ninety-four points for Adult occupancy protection at launch in 2010, the highest of vehicles tested at the time.
The Swift is driven in one hundred and twenty-five countries and regions of the world and has won sixty seven awards in twenty six countries. It was voted ‘Best Small Car’ by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers and also won the ‘Safety’ category for its equipment list of seven airbags, ESP and the Five stars NCAP crash test rating, the latest model the Suzuki Swift Sport has been voted as the top rated car in the latest review of thirty sports car models on sale in Auto Express magazine, this follows the award presented by Carbuyer.co.uk as the ‘Best Hot Hatcback 2012’.
There has never been a better time to buy a Suzuki as they have extended their VAT free campaign until the end of March, the 1.6 litre Sport is the only model excluded from the deal. Prices for the Swift start at £10,799 for the 1.2 Petrol SZ3 model up to £14,709 for the five door 1.2 petrol Auto SZ4. If you get to your Suzuki showroom before the end of March then you can pick one up from just £8999.