2011 Suzuki Swift Review

Suzuki Swift brings a compact car segment mix of spectacular design, quality Japanese and European driving dynamics, with prices starting at £ 9,190, superb driving and 60 mpg fuel economy of 1.3 DDIS-plus, has the personality to attract the most demanding customers is a small car.

The model range offers a choice of petrol engines of 1.3 liters and three body styles and five doors and the engine of 1.3 DDIS SZ3 way diesel five-door. The model 1.3-liter petrol available in SZ2, SZ3 and SZ4 degree 1.5-liter gasoline is available as a five-door with automatic transmission.

distinctive styling and spacious interior complement the global specifications. All models feature front, side and curtain airbags, radio / CD player, central locking and immobilizer, electric mirrors and front windows, steering wheel audio controls and tinted glass, although models SZ3 and 1.3 DDIS SZ3 get front fog lamps, power heated outside mirrors, manual air conditioning. SZ4 models are keyless start, automatic climate control and 15-inch alloy wheels.

1.3-liter gasoline

Suzuki Swift is designed to excel in city driving on winding roads or country. Its gasoline engine, a 1.3-liter 92PS was selected for a strong performance in the low engine speed and medium speed.

The engine provides enjoyable driving characteristics, with shipping 1.3-liter Suzuki Swift from 0 to 62 mph in 11 seconds. The maximum speed is 109 mph. This behavior is consistent with the solid fuel economy of all models easily exceed 40mpg in combined cycle driving, including auto 1.5, which returns 43.5mpg. Economy rises to 48.7mpg for the 1.3-liter.


The same five-speed manual transmission used in both petrol and diesel models, suitably adjusted gears for diesel. It will provide solid and worthy of high-speed gear shift, thanks to improved access to accommodation. Suzuki Swift rare segment, four-speed automatic available as a standard five-door 1.5-liter SZ4 design is a gated shift lever.

Global perspectives, focusing on Europe

Suzuki Swift was the first product of Suzuki program in radical innovation to strengthen its position both as the first compact car maker and motorcycle brands in the foreground. It introduces new ideas and thoughts that will define the design of many other new models from Suzuki in the coming years.

Suzuki Swift is a global vision and production - is built in Japan, Hungary, China and India - but its development has focused on the strict requirements and preferences of the European market in terms of design and driving characteristics. In fact, the first step of the design team was to create a base in Europe, where he was able to obtain valuable information on the European way of thinking and inspiration for the environment. And a lot of chassis development and improvement based on real-world information acquired by the wide road and track testing across the continent.

The result is an innovative design, sporty and elegant, with true international appeal. As a new departure in Suzuki design, develop themes Swift style first seen in the Concept S and Concept-car exhibition S2, and shows the willingness of the company to develop original interpretations of well-established market segments .

Designers deliberately avoided the tendency to "a box of conformity, but to produce content through the design of the hood. Muscular, flared wheel arches, bold sills and wheels pushed out to every corner, and the panel with broad shoulders, which will always express their car's rear lights and the inherent stability of dynamic change.

The strong curvature of the nose and the openings of the large square cut, and deep spoiler with grille to add further distinction. The black and AB-pillars create a greenhouse effect and the wraparound headlights sweep back home in the wings to mirror the shape of the taillight.

The particular shape of the tailgate combines a large rear bumper to give the solid appearance of the bottom of the body. At the top of the tailgate, the rear edge of the roof is shaped spoiler to improve aerodynamics and save 1 kg more value than usual bolt-on item.

A framework to match your search

Suzuki European Programme for the Development of the chassis has paid off with the Suzuki Swift offers a level of treatment that will appeal to the amateur as far as the typical B-segment customers, while achieving a refined and comfortable. These qualities are provided by one of the biggest titles in its class - 1,470 mm front and 1480 mm rear - combined with a wheelbase of 2,390 mm.

The platform, created recently for Suzuki Swift, has a front subframe mount which are management, suspension arms and lower motor connected to the rear. The structure is rigid generates less road noise and a strong sense of stability.

MacPherson strut front suspension matched by a torsion beam and springs in the rear. The low unsprung weight arrangement torsion beam allows effective control of camber angle and toe to deliver accurate and predictable handling, any development of space-efficient plays a crucial role in achieving a low, flat boot floor.

To complete the driving experience, Suzuki Swift, the benefits of a steering rack that gives direct and precise meaning and a braking system with rigid forceps, especially to improve braking performance.

Despite the Suzuki Swift 1690 mm wide, it is still very manageable statements about the city. Turning radius is a compact 9.4 million.

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