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New Suzuki Swift Becomes Swifter


In 2004 when Suzuki was only really known for making poor quality unappetising soft-roaders, it really wasn’t doing fantastically in the sales department. But later in that year came the Swift, a radically new product for the company as normal people might be inclined to buy it. The hatchback with its bold stance and rather nippy handling turned into one of the best in its class, and today we can show you the third generation of the Swift.

Though the styling has been toned down a little in order to be sold on a global market, the new Swift sees some significant tweaks to its engines. The new base 1.2 litre now produces 94BHP thanks to Dual Variable Valve Timing. The little car also produces 118NM of torque so all in all it is set to be just as fun to drive around town as the previous incarnations. 56.5MPG is the claimed economy but we will find out for ourselves when the car goes on sale this autumn in the UK.