Suzuki Swift 1.5 GLS

the Swift is a great small car

 

The new Suzuki Swift is a compact car that's based on a fresh approach to design and development, delivers a driver and passenger experience that's aimed at placing it in a class of its own, and has true worldwide appeal. The new Swift embodies a new, globally oriented approach to Suzuki car-making. From the very beginning of the new Swift's development programme, a dedicated team of Suzuki designers and engineers collaborated extensively with European automotive professionals and ordinary motoring enthusiasts in pursuit of Suzuki's best compact car ever.
The new Swift gives an exciting glimpse of the new ideas and design approaches that will shape Suzuki models in years to come, no wonder it was nominated as a 2009 South African Car of the Year finalist.

 

well balanced with clean lines

rather cute front-end of the Swift

lekker rear-end too

5 doors offers lots of access

the swift is a great little commuter

 

Dylan thinking "I could live with this"

neat layout of the dash and controls

Suzuki Swift 1.5 GLS A/T

Engine 4 cylinders, 1490cc, 74kW Transmission Automatic Type Hatch

Engine & Gearbox

Accel 0-100

11.7 Seconds

Bore x Stroke

78.0x78.0 mm

Camshaft

DOHC

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Cylinders

4

Engine CC

1490 cm3

Engine Design

Transverse Inline

Engine Location

Front

Fuel per 100km

6.5 Litres

Fuel Supply

Multi-Point Fuel-Injected

Fuel Type

Petrol

Gearbox

Automatic

Gears

4

Max Speed

175 Kph

Power KW

74 KW

Power Revs

6000 rpm

Torque NM

133 Nm

Torque Revs

4000 rpm

Valves per Cyl

4

Features

Air Con

Yes

Alloy Wheels

Yes

Audio

Yes

Central Locking

Yes

Power Steering

Yes

Seats

5

Safety & Security

ABS

Yes

EBD

Yes

Immobilizer &/ Alarm

Yes

SRS Airbags

Yes

Dimensions

Boot Max

494 litres

Boot Min

201 litres

Dimensions

3755x1690x1510

Doors

5

Front Track

1470 mm

Gross Weight

1470 Kg

Ground Clearance

145 mm

Kerb Weight

980 Kg

Rear Track

1480 mm

Tank Capacity

43 Litres

Tyre Size

185/60 R15

Wheelbase

2390 mm

Suspension & Drivetrain

Brakes Front

Discs

Brakes Rear

Drums

Drive Wheels

2

Front Suspension

MacPherson Strut & Coil Spring

Rear Suspension

Torsion Beam And Coil Spring

Maintenance & Warranty from Vehicle First Reg.

Service Intervals

15000 Km

Service Period

48 Months/60 000 km

Warranty Period

36 Months

 

Words and photos by Kenn Slater

 

Thanks to Suzuki Auto South Africa for the drive,

the Swift is a very well balanced little car... Nice!