Colin-on-Cars – New smile for Suzuki Swift

There’s a new smile of the face of the Suzuki Swift, the range getting a minor mid-life update that includes additional specification.

For its mid-life upgrade, Suzuki designers decided to retain the overall visual signature with only minor refreshments to the Swift’s familiar face.

The new model features a distinctive chrome line that divides the grille into a section with the large Suzuki emblem and a lower section that holds the front number plate.

The grille itself has a more distinctive mesh pattern that emphasises the sporty nature, and the GL and GLX models are fitted with front fog lights.

The entry-level GA model now has new, full wheel covers and rear parking sensors as standard. Step up to the GL and there are also new rear parking sensors and the option of new dual-tone colour schemes.

The range-topping GLX also adds a high-resolution reverse camera that displays its image on the touch screen infotainment system. On the GLX, you can specify any of the tone-colour options and you receive attractive, new 15-inch polished alloy wheels.

Inside the Swift, all Automated Manual Models (AMTs) now receive Hill Hold Assist as standard, and GA-specification models get a free parcel shelf to hide luggage from prying eyes. Buyers who upgrade to the GL specification will also notice an additional light in the luggage bay.

The most significant addition to the Swift range is Electronic Stability Control (ESP). This valuable safety feature will be added across all Swift models and will be added to the already-standard list of safety equipment, which includes SRS front and passenger crash bags, anti-lock brakes with emergency brake assistance (BA) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

ll models are also equipped with ISOFIX anchor points for child restraint systems, central locking, safety belts fitted with pre-tensioners and force limiters, and an immobiliser and alarm system.

The Suzuki K12M-engine is unchanged and uses variable valve technology to deliver 61 kW at 6 000 r/min and 112 Nm at 4 200 r/min.

Every Suzuki Swift is sold with a 2-year / 30 000 km service plan and a 5-year / 200 000 km promotional warranty.

The MY2021 range consists of the following models:

  • 1.2 GA Manual
  • 1.2 GL Manual
  • 1.2 GL AMT
  • 1.2 GLX Manual
  • 1.2 GLX AMT

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