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Suzuki confirms new Swift pricing

Suzuki has confirmed its all-new Swift will cost from £10,999 OTR.

That’s for the 1.2-litre SZ3 Dualjet with manual transmission, while the 1.0-litre SZ-T Boosterjet (manual) costs from £12,999 OTR. A 1.0-litre SZ5 Boosterjet SHVS manual starts at £14,499 OTR, while the 1.0-litre SZ5 Boosterjet with automatic transmission costs £15,849 OTR.

A range-topping 1.2-litre SZ5 SHVS ALLGRIP manual is priced at £15,499 OTR. Metallic paint is a £485 option and dual tone metallic paint is £650.

Standard equipment for all Swift models in the range is described as ‘comprehensive’, and the SZ3 model with 1.2-litre Dualjet engine and manual transmission includes six airbags, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch wheels, body coloured door mirrors and front electric windows.

The SZ-T model is available with 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine and manual transmission adds rear view camera, Smartphone link display audio, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps glass.

SZ5 adds auto air conditioning, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, satellite navigation, Advanced forward detection system, keyless entry and start and rear electric windows. The SZ5 is available with a six speed automatic transmission as an option.

The new Swift is 10mm shorter than the outgoing model, while its wheelbase is 20mm longer, creating more interior room including 25 per cent more luggage capacity at 265L - 54 litres more. It is also 15mm lower and 40mm wider, for a low and wide stance. Additionally, the European Swift has a wider front and rear track than the Japanese Domestic model.

Build on a new platform called “HEARTECT”, Suzuki says it enhances fundamental vehicle performance due to its light and rigid construction. This new platform is now 30kg lighter than before which has contributed to the car registering a kerb weight of 890kg (SZ3 model) - 120kg lighter overall for the whole car.

The new Suzuki Swift launches in the UK, June 1.