SUZUKI’S SUPER SWIFT GAINS DIESEL FRUGALITY

Motorists attracted to the appealing looks and excellent dynamics of Suzuki’s recently launched Swift supermini, now have the choice of diesel power in the shape of the 69 PS 1.3 DDiS 5-door, the latest model to join the range. It’s priced at an attractive £9,750 on-the-road.

Power comes from a common rail engine equipped with turbocharger and intercooler, and this latest Swift is capable of delivering smooth, effortless progress even at low engine speeds. With the wide spread of torque peaking at 125 lb ft (170 Nm) at just 2000rpm it provides superb flexibility and particularly kind-to-the-wallet running costs; mated to the same quick-shifting five-speed manual transmission that’s used in petrol models, this latest diesel derivative is capable of 61.4 mpg in the Combined cycle.

Otherwise the 1.3 DDiS offers the same comprehensive package that has been winning over customers since the Swift’s launch. Funky looks that stand out from the crowd, a spacious interior thanks to one of the widest bodies in class, Euro NCAP 4 star rating for occupant protection, and a taut, responsive chassis are matched to comprehensive equipment levels: front, side and curtain airbags, radio/CD player, remote central locking and immobiliser, electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and tinted glass.

And because the specification is equivalent to GLX grade petrol engined models, this latest Swift also features air conditioning, alloy wheels, and front fog lamps. Only the petrol-engined model’s keyless entry is absent.

As well as being cheap to run, owners won’t have to pay out a fortune to insure it, either – the Swift 1.3 DDiS has been awarded an insurance group rating of just 4A.

Note to editors: As the new model is visually identical to the GLX 5-door apart from the DDiS badge on the tailgate, pictures of the petrol model – available on the Suzuki Press website – can be used to illustrate this release.

 

Kerb weight

1140kg

Gross vehicle weight

1525kg

Towing capacity braked

900kg

Towing capacity unbraked

400kg

 

 

Engine type

Z13DT

No of cylinders

4

No of valves

16

Fuel distribution

Direct injection

Bore x stroke

69.8 x 82.0mm

Capacity

1248cm3

Compression ratio

18.0 +/- 0.4:1

 

 

Max output

69.3PS @ 4000rpm

Max torque

125.4lb.ft @ 2000rpm

 

 

Fuel consumption

Urban

49.5mpg

 

Extra urban

70.6mpg

 

Combined

61.4mpg

CO2 emissions

122g/km

 

 

Max speed

102mph

Tyre size

185/60R15

0-62mph

14.2 secs