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The Suzuki Swift gets a facelift

20th October 2020 | Steve Lumley

The third generation of the Suzuki Swift offers a high standard of specification and improved styling to make a great car leasing option.


The Suzuki Swift has been facelifted to deliver more equipment and improved styling.

Suzuki is also emphasising that there is more safety equipment across all models, and the Swift now features the firm's enhanced 12V hybrid system.

Standard safety features that include radar brake support with automated emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

All models, except for the entry-level trim, feature all-wheel drive with the firm's 'Allgrip Auto' system being fitted.

This is a tried and tested permanent four-wheel-drive offering and is a sound choice for those who live in rural areas or who will be crossing slippery terrain, particularly in winter.

This means there's no need to spend a small fortune on a conventional SUV size car when the Suzuki Swift will meet your needs with assured grip.

Drivers considering the Suzuki Swift as a car lease choice

Along with 16-inch polished alloy wheels, drivers considering the Suzuki Swift as a car lease choice also get air-conditioning, privacy glass, DAB radio and smartphone compatibility.

Along with the manual gearbox, Suzuki is also offering as an option its CVT automatic transmission.

The Swift has been a hugely popular car for Suzuki in Europe with a large boot and a spacious cabin.

Other standard kit includes a rearview camera, LED headlamps, front electric windows and a leather steering wheel.

Other models come with lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and blind spot monitor.

Contract hire Suzuki Swift

The contract hire Suzuki Swift also gets rear parking sensors and dual sensor brake support to make this a safe car for the driver and their occupants.

The dual sensor brake support works at speeds of between 3 mph to 62 mph and will monitor the road ahead to detect potential obstacles or the risk of collision.

The system will then make an audio and visual warning and will deploy the brakes if the driver then ‘panic brakes’ to help avoid the risk of a collision.

Under the bonnet, there's a new 1.2-litre petrol engine offering lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.

The fuel economy is enhanced with the self-charging hybrid system that utilises a lithium-ion battery for improved energy recovery efficiencies.

The new system is both the starter motor and generator and will help the engine accelerate and take off from a standing start.

Swift returns impressive fuel economy

Drivers should see the Swift returning impressive fuel economy of delivering WLTP fuel economy of 57 mpg, with emissions of 111g/km.

The Swift’s audio system uses a 7-inch touchscreen, and some models have satnav fitted as standard.

For those who use Apple Carplay, they will be able to make and receive calls, safely access text messages and email, listen to music and receive directions for dealing with traffic conditions.

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