My wife & I have been through a few Suzuki Swifts between us over the years. The first one my wife purchased was Swift Diesel which was the thing to have after the government encouraged people to but that type of car because fuel consumption better, did they think how they pumped out all types of nasty fumes into our atmosphere I doubt it. I felt the car was forced on us and we joked about it a few times. The colour was a horrible nondescript metallic light green. Why we kept it five odd years is beyond me, the thing broke down on the drive due to a sensor failure just after getting it home and as for the brakes well you pressed them and hoped sometime you would stop worst of all was the way it lost power on a junction when you needed to pull away. When my wife decided on a change as the new four wheel drive version had come out she bought a grey one which did not live up to expectations because it had no power which we found out in Wales when we went up a steep hill having to crawl up in first so she changed it for the car she wanted a Suzuki Jimny and that did pull up hills no problem. Fast forwards a few years and I had intended to retire, my son was working at the same place as I was and doing five days a week and needed to get to work so I changed my Vitara for a black Suzuki Swift (I wonder why Suzuki do not make a Swift Estate) Admittedly it had a highish mileage but it was not going to get used that much other that work and the odd bit of running around. I what I did find out was it had superb fuel efficiency and could easily get down to our caravan and back on around half a tank of fuel and for a while my son used it to go to work after I retired
Now I mentions in my Jimny review I would go for a Swift 4x4 if they came out again and mentioning it to the sales guys at Sportif is not a good move because it was not long before I found out they were coming out. About the only colour my wife & I liked was the Blue one with Black roof so one was ordered which I could go and see. Bad move because I decided I did like the car and a few days later I was picking it up.
This is it minus the numberplate
Under the bonnet the engine looks similar though in this case much cleaner that my old one at the moment
Inside you notice the leather rim steering wheel which has changed and has flat on the bottom and hand grips, this all gives it a much better feel
another useful one is the Average fuel consumption. So far I found out the range is about 325 plus miles depending on how you drive. My old one had a range of 425miles. The reason for the change is because Suzuki made the fuel takes smaller on the new ones so less range.
Under the media player is a pocket where you can put your phone and a USB connection, on the left of that is plug which I have connected my dash cam to that has a double USB connector on it for charging.
To the right of the steering wheel is the start button and under it more switches that turn off other functions like stop start or lane detection and parking sensors/
The cost of cars has gone up and Suzuki I always felt were good value for money but they have been catching up with other manufacturers for a while. They still do offer good value in my opinion the whole host of extras on my car far exceeds what I had on my last one and would put what you get on more expensive cars to shame. I always enjoy seeing what Suzuki going bring out in the future and I look forward to seeing what will be next and the new Jimny my Wife would like