10 June 2010
Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift

First images of all-new Suzuki Swift

10 June 2010 - Suzuki announces the first images and preliminary information of the new, third generation Swift which goes on sale as a 3 and 5 door model in the UK in the Autumn. Suzuki held the world premiere line off ceremony today for mass production of the new car at its Magyar Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.

Extensive use of higher strength steel makes the new bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before as well as offering refinement in underbody design. This latest body design has also helped improve impact safety for pedestrians as well as occupants.

Suzuki Swift (2010 - 2017)

Increased track and larger diameter wheels with lower profile tyres allow for even better handling than the outgoing Swift that first went on sale in 2005. New Swift has grown slightly in length (+90mm) with a 50mm increase in wheelbase.

For the powertrain; a new 1.2-litre petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) is utilised which produces 94 PS at 6,000 rpm, slightly more than the outgoing 1.3-litre unit. Torque is also improved to 118 Nm at 4,800 rpm.

Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 56.5 mpg for the manual transmission model, an improvement of 7.8 mpg over the previous 1.3-litre unit. Emissions are much lower as well; the new 1.2-litre engine with manual transmission produces 116 g/km on the combined cycle; representing a 24 g/km or 17 per cent improvement over the 1.3. An optional automatic transmission will be available for the petrol engine from launch.

Suzuki Swift (2010 - 2017)

A 1.3-litre diesel engine will also become available and planned for UK introduction in early 2011; this engine emits 109 g/km (down from 119 g/km) and has a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg, an improvement on 62.8 mpg from the outgoing Swift DDiS. This Euro 5 engine has more precise engine management than before with reduced levels of mechanical friction.