Suzuki Swift 1.2 SHVS SZ5 ALLGRIP 5dr Hybrid Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Electric front windows + drivers one touch, Dual sensor brake support, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, PAS, Automatic start/stop system, Navigation system, Electric folding door mirrors, 4.2-Inch Colour LCD display...

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MPG

Combined - 64 mpg EC Extra Urban - 66 mpg EC Urban - 59.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The Suzuki Swift 4x4 brings all-weather ability to the buyer who wants a new car but doesn't need the bulk of an SUV. With a modest 1.2-litre petrol engine, it's not going to cost a lot to run. Just budget for a set of winter tyres to really get the best from it in more inclement seasons.

Background

Suzuki have history with four-wheel drive cars. Although we like to kid ourselves that modern stability and traction control systems will get a two-wheel drive car most places that a four-wheel drive model will go, when the chips are really down, Suzuki knows there's no substitute for sending drive to each corner. It's sold thousands of Vitaras and Jimny SUVs but the Japanese company has also shifted quite a few rather less overtly four-wheel drive cars. Vehicles such as the SX4, the Kizashi and this, the Swift ALLGRIP 4x4. The Swift's much improved in this sixth generation form and the availability of this 4x4 ALLGRIP variant delivers supermini buyers an option that's at once a little different to the mainstream and with no little ability at its elbow. If you don't think along the same straight lines as most, this one might well appeal.

Driving Experience

The basics first. You're not offered any choice in the engine department, this Swift ALLGRIP coming with a 1.2-litre petrol four-cylinder that's good for a wholly unexceptional 90bhp, so don't get any illusions that you're at the wheel of a shrunken Audi RS3. If you can get this thing off the line and through 62mph in less than thirteen seconds, count yourself as a pretty deft driver, or at least one who is deft while displaying zero mechanical sympathy. The 'Dualjet' powerplant features mild hybrid assistance. Suzuki calls it 'SHVS' or 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' technology and it's based around the use of what's called an 'Integrated Starter Generator' powered by a tiny 0.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that sits under the driver's seat. This set-up harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy. Not the kind that could take you short distances on electric power alone - the battery isn't big enough to allow for that. Instead, the regenerated energy is used to power the standard engine stop/start system and also to provide a mild extra power boost as you accelerate - around 50Nm of extra torque for up to 30 seconds. The all-wheel drive mechanicals are simple and rely on a permanent 4-wheel drive system which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling. You'll appreciate the added security this brings in wintry conditions but remember two things. In such conditions, any car is only as good as its tyres and four wheel drive traction advantages aren't equalled by commensurate braking benefits, so it's always best to err on the side of caution.

Design and Build

Visually, this Swift ALLGRIP model is extremely discreet. This five-door-only MK6 model is 40mm wider than its predecessor, but also 10mm shorter and 15mm lower. More significantly, thanks to its new platform, it's also significantly lighter. Even this hybrid ALLGRIP model weighs in at under a tonne. Inside, the cabin no longer has the budget brand feel of previous Swift models, thanks to a re-designed dashboard and the installation of more supportive seats. Cabin storage space isn't that great though - the glovebox is notably small. A longer wheelbase delivers more interior space too. Suzuki says that the hip point measurement has been lowered by 20mm in the front and as much as 45mm in the rear. Two fully-sized adults will be quite happy here, as will three kids. The boot's bigger too, now 25% larger, with capacity increased to 265-litres. That's easily enough for a couple of carry-on bags.

Market and Model

The 4WD Swift is priced at just over £15,500 for the SZ5 version - that being the only trim level on offer. This car's most obvious similarly-sized rival is Fiat's Panda 4x4 0.9 TwinAir which costs fractionally less but is nothing like as well equipped as this Suzuki. The standard Swift SZ5 spec includes auto air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and four speakers, rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, a rear view camera. There's also a Smartphone link display audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, keyless entry and start, plus rear electric windows. As you'd expect in this day and age, this model has ABS anti-lock brakes, ESP stability control and a brake assist function for emergency stops. There's also a tyre pressure monitoring system, along with twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus there are two Isofix child seat mounts in the rear bench. You also get an Advanced forward detection system.

Cost of Ownership

Weighing in at pretty much the same level as its front-wheel drive sibling, the Swift ALLGRIP isn't burdened by excess bulk. That said, the 1242cc engine isn't one of the class-leading performers even in front-wheel drive guise when it comes top economy and emission metrics. Still, it's hard to judge 101g/km of CO2 overly harshly when balanced against the security the all-wheel drive system affords. Insurance cover (9E) is a little pricier than the supermini average, so you'll probably be best served getting a few quotes before committing. The SHVS engine technology helps greatly with the quoted 62.8mpg combined cycle fuel return. The acronym stands for 'Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki' and designates this powerplant's status as what the brand calls a 'mild hybrid'. Here, an electric starter motor - Suzuki calls it an 'ISG' or 'Integrated Starter Generator' - assists the petrol engine in certain situations. The 'ISG' harvests kinetic energy when you brake and converts it into electrical energy that stops and starts the engine in heavy traffic and provides a mild extra power boost as you accelerate. There's a read-out in the instrument binnacle's digital display, telling you how long the stop/start system has been in operation on any given journey - though we're not really sure why you'd ever want to know that....

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Fervent red
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Black/Grey
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows + drivers one touch
Electric rear windows
Rear wiper
Tinted glass
2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe
Rear privacy glass
Brakes
Emergency brake assist
Dual sensor brake support
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
ESP + traction control
Hill hold control
Foot protecting brake and clutch pedals
Radar brake support system
Communication
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Smartphone connectivity
Driver Aids
PAS
Adaptive cruise control
Rear parking camera
Lane departure warning system
Driver Convenience
Remote fuel cap release
Automatic start/stop system
Stop/start system
Driver Information
Door ajar warning lamp
Navigation system
Trip computer
Lights on warning
Tachometer
Digital clock
Low fuel level warning light
Fuel consumption screen
Outside temperature display
Pearl white instrument panel and front door trim
Driving Mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric door mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Entertainment
4.2-Inch Colour LCD display
Steering wheel audio controls
DAB Digital radio
USB interface
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
4 speakers + 2 tweeters
Exterior Body Features
Black coloured A & B pillars
Body coloured bumpers
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights
'Guide me home' headlamps
High beam assist
LED rear lights
LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
High mounted stop lamp
Rear fog lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Climate control
Automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Interior Features
Cloth seat trim
Glovebox
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
Centre console storage
Accessory socket
Door pockets with bottle holder
3 cupholders
Storage area with lid
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Front passenger side assist grip
Rear assist grips
Chrome inside door opener
Chrome handbrake release button
Chrome interior door handles
Gear shift indicator
Centre lower box
Interior Lights
Front map light
Luggage area lamp
Safety
5 x 3 point seatbelts
3 point ELR seatbelts front and rear
Driver airbag
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Side impact protection beams
Side airbags
Passenger airbag
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Rear child proof door locks
Curtain airbags
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre pressure monitor
Rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
3 point ELR seatbelts for centre seat
Seats
Rear headrests
Height adjustable driver's seat
Passenger seat back pocket
Front head restraints
Isofix
60/40 split rear seats
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat
Security
Freewheeling key cylinders
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Key in reminder
Deadlocks
Keyless ignition
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
16" Polished alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)12.6
Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT89
Engine Torque - MKG12.2
Engine Torque - NM120
Engine Torque - RPM4400
Top Speed105

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