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  • BCC Suzuki Bolton dealership hands over brand new Swift Sport to Coronation Street actor, Mikey North
  • The 31-year-old bought the car after passing his test on the latest series of E4’s All Star Driving School reality TV show
  • The third-generation of the popular and stylish hot hatch features a 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine and a comprehensive standard specification

The BCC Bolton Suzuki dealership in Lancashire has handed over a brand new Suzuki Swift Sport to Coronation Street actor, Mikey North. The 31-year-old from North Yorkshire, who plays labourer Gary Windass in the popular soap, passed his driving test on the second series of E4’s All Star Driving School, and celebrated his achievement by buying the hot hatch as his first car.

Mikey is one of nine celebrities to take driving lessons in the latest generation five-door Swift supermini on the current season of the reality TV show. Following some expert tuition, and a little help from family and friends, he successfully conquered his long-running phobia of getting behind the wheel to finally ditch the L-plates.

Commenting on the handover of the Swift Sport, Stephen Wilson, Sales Manager at BCC Suzuki Bolton, said: “We would like to congratulate Mikey on passing his test. The Swift Sport is an ideal car for him to have some responsible fun in out on the road, whilst offering plenty of space to accommodate family and friends. We wish Mikey many miles of happy motoring and we are very pleased that he is now part of the Suzuki family”.

Actor Mikey North added: “I really enjoyed driving the Swift during the TV show, and got used to it very quickly. Therefore, when it came to deciding which model to buy as my first car, the Swift Sport, which I have had my eye on for a while, was always the logical choice. I am very much looking forward to my new found freedom and returning the favour of giving a lift to all those who have helped me out during the last few years. I am sure that there will be no shortage of people wanting a ride!”

The all-new Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine and offers a comprehensive specification as standard. This is namely a unique sport interior trim with semi bucket seats and red accents to the dashboard and console areas, six airbags, auto air conditioning, satellite navigation, leather steering wheel, privacy glass, DAB radio with Bluetooth and six speakers, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch wheels, body-coloured door mirrors and four electric windows.

Highly affordable 0% APR finance packages are now available on ’68-registration Suzuki cars at BCC Suzuki Bolton*. These include the latest Swift Sport which can be purchased with a deposit of £4,296 followed by 48 monthly instalments of only £199 and an optional final payment of £6,429. The IGNIS SZ3 compact crossover requires an initial deposit of £578.77 and cost-effective monthly payments of £125, with an optional final sum of £5,145. Similarly, the 1.6-litre Vitara KURO compact SUV can be bought with a down payment of just £2,889, and 42 monthly instalments of £199, followed by an optional amount of £7,502 at the end of the term.

BCC Suzuki Bolton is located at Hypatia Street, Bolton BL2 6AA. For further information on the Suzuki product range, or to book a test drive, call 01204 373374 or visit

*Valid until 30 September 2018.

Photo caption (Left to right): Kyle Moore (Sales Executive at BCC Suzuki Bolton) and actor Mikey North.


13 September 2018

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