Driven: Suzuki Swift 1.4 GLS

by | Sep 19, 2016 | 0 comments

 

Suzuki has been a firm favourite amongst those who don’t want to go with the flow of the bigger brand names.

And why should they anyway?  The Suzuki brand is incredibly reliable and great value for money with superb quality inside and out.

With the introduction of the Suzuki Swift around 8 years ago, the sweet little compact hatch has become a trusted little transporter in the garage of many South Africans.

Fast forward 8 years later and the Suzuki Swift still keeps those quirky looks and great build quality they Suzuki has become synonymous with.

The new model sports a 1397cc engine with a decent 70kW and 130Nm propelling the vehicle smoothly in everyday traffic situations.

Driving the car is where the car really shines and that is down to its impeccable suspension setup which allows for spirited by comfortable driving.

If you’re looking for something purely sport, the Swift Sport is the model you want and delights on the track.

The interior quality of the Suzuki Swift really is superb for the price and at just R222,900 for the model we had on test, you’re right in the with best.

For you money you get air conditioner, allow wheels, bluetooth/MP3 radio/CD Player, electric windows all around, power steering and cruise control.

Safety features include ABS, dual front airbags, keyless entry and multi-function steering wheel.

Comparatively, the VW Polo is it’s closest rival, but with the entry-level Polo coming in with a price tag of R221,100 and barely any spec, the Swift is a hands down winner with far more kit for your buck and more power to boot too.

The Suzuki Swift is a superb little city run around but more than comfortable enough to take you on long journeys and produce a claimed fuel consumption of around 5.5 litres per 100km.

If you’re considering a slightly above budget hatch, look no further than this spritely little champ.