Suzuki announces new Swift
Suzuki has taken the wraps off its new, slightly larger, third-generation Swift. Like its predecessor, it will be built at the company's plant in Hungary.
The latest Swift enjoys a strong inheritance from the out-going version, which won a something of a following as a nippy, cheaper alternative to BMW's Mini. The new car has a slightly smaller petrol engine – 1.2 litres as opposed to the previous 1.3 – but still enjoys improved power, torque and fuel consumption. CO2 emissions in official tests are down, too, from 140g/km to 116g/km for the manual version.
Suzuki concluded a strategic partnership with Volkswagen last year, which has seen VW acquire a 19.9% stake in the Japanese company; while this change will probably have come far too late to affect the development of the Swift, it will be interesting to see whether future Suzukis are drawn into the German manufacturer's giant platform-sharing scheme.
The new Swift goes on sale in the UK in the autumn, and prices will be announced nearer the time; a 1.3 litre diesel version will join the range early next year.
Life & Style blogs
Plus live in a folly tower and Towcester growth
Plus how much you need to earn to rent in London, and new homes figures
Plus where The Apprentices live, house price growth outside London, and househunter numbers
- 1 Stoke City investigate 'religious abuse' after 'pig's head is found in Kenwyne Jones' locker'
- 2 Gove’s lesson: spare the comma, spoil the child
- 3 Ukip captures Labour fortress in South Yorkshire by-election
- 4 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 5 Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
£30000 - £40000 per annum + BENS: Progressive Recruitment: Drupal Developer A ...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + bens: Progressive Recruitment: C# WEB DEVELOPER Le...
£240 - £260 per day: Progressive Recruitment: WPF Developer (C#, VB.Net) North...
£85 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: KS2 teacher needed to do PPA ...