Suzuki hatch a new Swift

The new Suzuki Swift: sassy and sporting.
The new Suzuki Swift: sassy and sporting.

Suzuki has taken the Swift and given it a splash of sportiness to attract young buyer who want a bit of spice in their small super mini. It is quicker and lighter and goes on sale in Ireland from next month.

Prices have yet to be confirmed but it is expected to be in the mid twenty thousands, making it quite affordable for it target market.

There are some obvious difference to the regular Swift with a bigger grille, larger polished 17-inch alloy wheels and a surround skirting package that makes it look lower to the ground to help aerodynamics and improvers the centre of gravity. All of this makes it a sassy looking model with options to add additional stripes for and even sportier image.

Inside the designers have been let loose, too, with the instrument panel highlighting a sense of nimble speed, while sporty and sophisticated red accent panels throughout the cockpit work with a basic tone of black to create a high contrast interior space. For added sport appeal, the tachometer features a red dial face and the speedometer is coloured silver.

A unique LCD display unit is used in the centre, with coolant temperature and fuel gauge incorporated within the two main gauges. Alloy pedals are also used to highlight the sporting character of the new model.

The front seats are of semi-bucket design and have exclusive tubular frames set within the side supports of both the seatback and seat base cushion with fine tuned urethane pads for additional support during cornering at high speed. The seat fabric is of unique design and features embossed ‘Sport’ logos.

The steering wheel is also exclusive to the Sport with a dimpled leather design for secure grip and matt and satin black inlays together with a red stitching design which also features on the gear lever gaiter boot.

Within its compact body size, Swift still seems to be roomy enough with ample space between four occupants, ample headroom and legroom contributing to its relaxing environment. The luggage capacity with rear seats raised is 265L which is 25 per cent larger than the previous Swift Sport.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.