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2012-11-05 10:36

SAME SMILING FACE, NEW DETAILS: Suzuki's Swift adds new details to go along with its Special Edition label.

Suzuki SA’s little Swift hatchback now adds the “special edition” tag to its name along with a number of enhancements previously reserved for the flagship Swift Sport.

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The Swift SE’s main styling feature is its roof spoiler, while different tail light clusters and 16” alloys are further talking points.

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Other distinguishing features include silver door releases and, integrated into the front bumper, a pair of fog lights.

The enhancements continue in the cabin where the Swift SE has an audio system with MP3 capability and a USB port, and an instrument panel with chromed trim.

The sport seats are also new and finished in silver fabric; a colour scheme that is echoed on the leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching.

As for its firepower, the Swift SE is powered by Suzuki’s familiar 1.5 four-cylinder with variable valve timing, a number of friction reducing measures and an advanced electronic throttle control. The engine is develops 70kW/130Nm and, according to Suzuki, delivers combined fuel consumption of 5.5 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 132g/km.

The SE is offered with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmission.
 
PRICES
1.4i GL manual - R159 900
1.4i SE manual - R169 900
1.4i SE automatic - R184 900

1.4i GLS manual - R179 900
1.4i GLS automatic - R194 900
1.6 Sport manual - 216 900

Prices include a three-year or 100 000 km warranty, as well as a four-year or 60 000km service plan.

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