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Suzuki Swace 1.8 Hybrid SZ-T 5dr CVT Hybrid Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£499 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

2 speeds front wiper with intermittent + washer, Hill hold control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), E-call, Rear view camera, Push button start, Blind spot monitor, Body colour exterior door mirror, Chrome door inserts...

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MPG

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Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

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Road Tax

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Ten Second Review

Suzuki is, literally, on a charge. Not only has it electrified its entire range, but it has also expanded it, albeit with more than a little help from its technical collaborator, Toyota. In this, the second model of that partnership, the curiously-named Swace borrows the design of the familiar, respected Toyota Corolla Estate to give the Suzuki brand an entrant into the lucrative C-segment compact estate segment. Is it convincing enough, however, to win Suzuki some new friends?

Background

Suzuki might have yet to launch a full EV, but at least for now, they appear on the face of it, to be doing their bit for automotive electrification. All their core models have mild hybrid electrified petrol powerplants and, thanks to a partnership with Toyota, the company's flagship model, the Across SUV, offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Only a self-charging full-Hybrid engine was missing from the portfolio, and that's now provided by this Swace compact estate. The Swace brings the brand into a market sector it's been absent from since it offered the Baleno estate at the turn of the century - but that car never sold that strongly. Perhaps now, with the added draw of required technology, it will be a different story.

Driving Experience

The Swace combines a 1.8-litre, 102bhp engine with a 53kW electric motor and delivers drive through a CVT gearbox. Whilst not scintillating, performance is acceptable with a 0-62mph time of 11.1 seconds, whilst top speed is pegged at 111mph. Combined, the engine and electric motor offer a relatively seamless driving experience, where three driving modes can be selected - 'Normal', 'Eco' or 'Sport'. The driver can also select a fully electric 'EV mode' for those times when completely silent, or emission-free, running is preferred, such as for inner city work, or even early morning starts. In this mode, the car has the potential to cover a mile or so on pure battery power. 'EV mode' can be used for driving short distances without having to worry about noise or emissions, especially in residential areas early in the morning and late at night, or in garages and indoor parking lots. Combining both engine and electricity, however, can still reap the environmental rewards depending on what you select. 'Normal' mode will give the driver the optimal balance between fuel economy and performance, whereas 'Eco' will enhance the fuel economy through throttle response and even go as far as limiting the air-conditioning. 'Sport' will provide a quicker throttle response to emphasise the acceleration when needed.

Design and Build

Much like the Across SUV, the Swace almost exactly mirrors its Toyota cousin in design, save for a unique front face with LED headlamps and prominent Suzuki badges. Only available as an estate, the Swace is quite a sharp-looking car - and a far cry from the rather forgettable Baleno estate, Suzuki's last offering in this class. A strong, dynamic crease blends out from the front wheel arch towards the rear, breaking the side profile embellished by standard 16-inch alloy wheels. Moving inside, the Swace offers little differences over its Corolla cousin. The driver's interface is dominated by the central 8-inch touchscreen, which is mounted high on the dashboard and features 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring as standard. Soft-touch plastics with chrome and silver accents throughout help lift the ambience of a slightly dark interior, which gets rear privacy glass and Piano Black instrument surrounding trim. There's room (just about) for three adults on the rear bench. And out back, there's a class-competitive 596-litre boot. The luggage compartment can be easily expanded into a fully flat space by using a remote folding lever to fold down the second-row seats, which creates a total loading space of up to 1,606-litres. Privacy needs are addressed with a detachable tonneau cover that can be retracted with a single touch, and the luggage compartment is equipped with auto-illuminating lights and DC12V accessory socket for added convenience.

Market and Model

Entry to Swace ownership starts at around £27,500 - that's for base 'SZ-T' trim; plusher 'SZ5'-spec costs around £1,800 more. These figures might look a little high at first, but when you take into account the sophisticated full-Hybrid tech and look at the high-level of equipment fitted, they might seem a little bit more palatable. Also, the fact that this is an estate model brings an element of practicality into the mix too. Rivals to the car are a mixed bag, with many not offering this car's full-Hybrid efficiency. Of course, the biggest competitor to consider will be the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate model this Swace is based upon; one of those costs around the same as a Swace in the plusher levels of trim needed to match this Suzuki's 'SZ-T' and 'SZ5' trim levels. Potential customers might also be looking at estate versions of the Ford Focus, the Volkswagen Golf, the SEAT Leon or the Skoda Octavia with mild hybrid engines. For a little more, you could get a Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV with Plug-in hybrid tech and a lot more battery-only driving range. Standard Swace equipment includes heat for the front seats and steering wheel, 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, plus automatic headlamps and wipers as well as dual-zone climate control. The 'SZ5' adds a wireless charging pad for your mobile, bi-beam headlamps, 'Blind Spot Monitoring', 'Rear Crossing Traffic Alert' and 'Simple-Intelligent Parking Assist' to the impressive tally.

Cost of Ownership

The hybrid system fitted to the Swace gives reasonably impressive fuel economy and running costs without the need for plugging in. The combined fuel economy figure is up to 64.2mpg according to WLTP figures, with emissions of just 99g/km. That's assuming you activate the provided 'Eco' drive mode, which helps the driver accelerate in an eco-friendly manner and enhances fuel economy through more gradual throttle response and minimal air-conditioning use. This mode is useful during stop-and-go city driving. Clever touches also help, like the 'S-Flow Control' in the air-conditioning which allows the climate system to detect the number of occupants and take into account the ambient temperature, then altering its output accordingly, thereby saving energy where possible. That's the same as in a Corolla. One area where Suzuki does drastically differ from the Toyota equivalent is with its warranty, only offering a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty, as opposed to the 5 year/100,000 mile you get with the Corolla.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Solid Super white
  • Solid paint
  • Fabric - Grey

Body Glass

  • 2 speeds front wiper with intermittent + washer
  • 1 speed rear wiper + washer
  • Green tinted windows
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Rear privacy glass

Brakes

  • Hill hold control
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Electric parking brake
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist

Chassis/Suspension

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Communication

  • E-call
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Driver Aids

  • Rear view camera
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Speed limiter
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • Lane tracing assist
  • ECO score
  • ECO accelerator guidance
  • Lane centering function
  • Vehicle sway warning function
  • Steering assist function

Driver Convenience

  • Push button start
  • Tailgate open with wireless remote control
  • Tailgate opener with electromagnetic type and inside remote control button
  • Driving mode switch
  • Electromagnetic tailgate lock/unlock switch on driver door trim

Driver Information

  • Blind spot monitor
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • 7"colour LCD info display
  • Energy monitor
  • Trip information
  • Clock
  • Lights on warning

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour exterior door mirror
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror

Embellishment Trims

  • Chrome door inserts

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 2x USB sockets in front
  • Speed sensing volume control
  • 8" touchscreen multimedia system
  • Front and rear speakers
  • Front tweeters

Exterior Body Features

  • Black front grille
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Body Colour Exterior Door Handles
  • Roof rails
  • Roof spoiler

Exterior Lights

  • 'Guide me home' headlamps
  • Rear combination lamp
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • Automatic lights and wipers
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Auto high beam
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Parabola LED headlights
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • Rear fog lamps

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning with S-Flow mode
  • Rear heater duct
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window demister

Interior Features

  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Door armrests
  • 2 X front 12v power sockets
  • Leather heated steering wheel
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 2 cup holders in the rear centre armrest
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 2x Front and rear door bottle holders
  • Centre console armrest
  • Luggage area net hook x 4
  • Satin chrome instrument panel ornament
  • Satin chrome & piano black instrument panel centre ornament
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • 12V power point in luggage area
  • Luggage nets in boot
  • Leather gear knob
  • Boot compartment cover

Interior Lights

  • Rear cabin lights
  • Front map light
  • Luggage area lamp

Safety

  • Curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Pre-collision system (AEB)
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Side airbags
  • 3 point ELR seatbelts front and rear
  • Childproof rear door locks

Seats

  • Rear head restraints
  • Front head restraints
  • Driver/passenger front seatback pockets
  • Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Child seat tether anchorages x 2
  • Heated front seats
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors

Security

  • Freewheeling key cylinders
  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
  • Deadlocks

Vanity Mirrors

  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors on sun visors

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.1
  • Engine Power - BHP 122
  • Engine Power - KW 90
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 105
  • Engine Torque - NM 142
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3600
  • Top Speed 112

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