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SUZUKI SWIFT HATCHBACK

1.2 Dualjet 83 12V Hybrid SZ5 ALLGRIP 5dr

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Deal Summary

Contract Type
Contract Length
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Annual Mileage
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Balloon Payment
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Key Information

Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 123.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Manual
Top Speed
Top Speed 106mph

Review

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Technical Data

SUZUKI SWIFT 1.2 Dualjet 83 12V Hybrid SZ5 ALLGRIP 5dr

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    9
  • Comfort
    6
  • Space
    7
  • Styling
    6
  • Build
    6
  • Value
    8
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    8
  • Depreciation
    7
  • Insurance
    7

Suzuki's Swift is a rather left-field supermini choice but for all that, a very good one, thinks June Neary

Will It Suit Me?

Suzuki's Swift supermini has reinvented itself - but you wouldn't know it from a quick glance. Check out this fourth generation model, as I did recently, and you might be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at the previous MK3 model version. Get familiar with the car though, and it becomes easy to see where improvements had been made.

Practicalities

As with the old Swift, this one's certainly very shapely, 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. Cabin space is improved but the designers couldn't work miracles, so this is still one of the less generous superminis with regard to rear-seat occupant space. The cabin design has been edged upmarket but the sturdy simplicity that helped the old Swift stand out has been lost in favour of a design that apes other supermini products. The quality remains strong but many of the plastics feel less upmarket than they look. One bugbear of mine is the need to be constantly manipulating tiny, fiddly audio and climate buttons and Suzuki at least have made some attempt to get away from this irritating design practice, opting instead opted for big, easy to reach dial-type controls. The audio system can also be operated from a set of optional wheel-mounted switches. One thing you notice, particularly sitting in the back, is that the Swift is wide - wider in fact than most other cars in the supermini class. Coupled with a long wheelbase and compact engines, this frees up plenty of room in the cabin and allows for a decently sized 265-litre luggage area. The plush model I tried featured keyless entry for simple door unlocking, engine start-up and locking. With this system, there's no fumbling, and no need to insert a key or press a remote. Instead, as long as you're carrying the key, or it's in a pocket or bag, the system detects its presence and unlocks the car. The doors are opened simply by pressing a button on either front door handle, while the engine is started by twisting the ignition key housing. As soon as you walk away from the car, the system detects the key's absence and the car is locked and immobilised. Neat.

Behind the Wheel

There are two engines for customers to choose from. 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. 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. This set-up reduces CO2 emissions by 7g/km, improves fuel economy by 4.3mpg and saves £20 on first year VED tax.

Value For Money

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.

Could I Live With One?

The best small Suzuki yet - by some margin. The trick for dealers of course will be in letting people know that this car actually exists, let alone getting them to try it. For those that take the plunge however, a trendier, more interesting view of supermini motoring awaits.

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic start/stop system
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Colour LCD information display
  • Fuel consumption screen
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lights on warning
  • Low fuel level warning light
  • Navigation system
  • Outside temperature display
  • PAS
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear parking camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Remote fuel cap release
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed limiter
  • Tachometer
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer
  • Weaving alert

Entertainment

  • 4 speakers
  • 4 speakers + 2 tweeters
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • USB interface

Exterior Features

  • 'Guide me home' headlamps
  • 2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe
  • Automatic headlights
  • Black coloured A & B pillars
  • Black front grille chrome
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Door mirrors with built-in turn signal lamp
  • Electric door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Green tinted glass
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Heated door mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED number plate light
  • LED position lamps
  • LED projector headlamps with DRL
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear wiper

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket in front console
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors
  • 3 cupholders
  • 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Accessory socket
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Centre console storage
  • Centre lower box
  • Chrome handbrake release button
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Door pockets with bottle holder
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
  • Front head restraints
  • Front map light
  • Front passenger side assist grip
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox
  • Heater
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear assist grips
  • Rear headrests
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Safety

  • 3 point ELR seatbelts for centre seat
  • 3 point ELR seatbelts front and rear
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver airbag
  • Dual sensor brake support
  • ESP + traction control
  • Foot protecting brake and clutch pedals
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill hold control
  • Passenger airbag
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Side airbags
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Tyre pressure indicator

Security

  • Alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Freewheeling key cylinders
  • Immobiliser
  • Key in reminder
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking

Trim

  • Silver instrument panel and interior door trim

Wheels

  • 16" Polished alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    95
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    123

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1197
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Code
    K12D
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    45.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    58.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    48.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    57.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    83
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Dualjet 83 12V Hybrid ALLGRIP
  • Coin Series
    SZ5
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    Not Available
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    75
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    69
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    25
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    13.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    83
  • Engine Power - KW
    61
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    79
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    14.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    107
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2800
  • Top Speed
    106

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1520
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3845
  • Wheelbase
    2450
  • Width
    1735
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    37
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1420
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    579
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    265
  • Max. Loading Weight
    429
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    400
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    991
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.6

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