A smoother, more up-to-date dash for the 2011 Suzuki Swift incorporates in retractable screen, climate control, Bluetooth and a USB port. The new car will be available as a 3dr & 5dr model, will have more ventilation outlets than the preceding model, as well as keyless go and a collection of revised sports cloth for the interior.
The new Swift will come with an all-new 1.2 litre Dual VVT petrol engine and a modified 1.3 litre DDIS diesel. The 4 cylinder 16v petrol unit produces 93bhp (94PS @ 6,000rpm) and up to 118Nm (87ft-lb) of torque. Alternatively, the direct injection diesel, produces 74bhp (75PS) and up to 190Nm (140ft-lb @4,800 rpm) of torque. Petrol buyers get a choice between a 5 speed manual transmission and a 4 speed automatic, while the diesel only comes with a manual transmission, also 5 speed. Only the petrol engine comes with auto start/stop.
With its low kerb weight (945kg – 1,110kg) and economical engines, the 1.2 VVT with manual transmission can return a combined figure of 56.5mpg (5.0l/100km). The figure is improved by 7.8mpg over the older 1.3 VVT. Greenhouse gas emissions also drop from 140g/km to 116g/km, saving over 24g/km or a 17% improvement over the older petrol unit. The 4 speed automatic has combined fuel consumption of 51.3mpg (5.5l/100km) for the 3dr. The 5dr combines 50.4mpg (5.6l/100km).
The 1.3 DDiS diesel will be attainable in Spring 2011 in the UK. This boasts exciting combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg (4.2l/100km) from 62.8mpg, with CO2 emissions falling from 119g/km down to 109g/km. This Euro 5 engine has more precise engine management than before with reduced levels of mechanical friction for smoother running and flexibility.
The 2011 Swift (3,850mm) is 90mm longer than the outgoing car and is 1,695mm wide and 1,510mm high (151.57" x 66.73" x 59.45"), with a wheelbase of 2,430mm (95.67"), which is 50mm longer. This means the car is 2.5% longer, providing both more legroom and more load space.
Look for the 2011 Suzuki Swift at your local dealership floor by the end of the year.