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Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Fresh-faced Swift now in SA

2014-01-14 14:31

FACELIFTED SWIFT IN SA: Suzuki kicks off 2014 with the launch of its facelifted Swift hatchback. Image: SUZUKI

Suzuki’s Swift hatchback, launched locally in 2008 with a refreshed version in 2011, has undergone a number of changes and updates for 2014.

The 2014 Swift is available in two specification grades – GL and GLS.

Perhaps the most eye-catching update is the 2014 model's redesigned grille and front bumper. The GLS receives LED daytime running lights, there's a new cooling aperture surround for the GL and the third brake light is now a brighter LED unit.


The full wheel caps on the GL have been redesigned, the GLS has revised alloys and a new paint colour, Metallic blue, has also been introduced for the range.

Suzuki SA says there's a smarter interior execution with cruise control and Bluetooth added to the GLS that will connect not only with your cellphone but also allow audio streaming from smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled audio devices.

Seats in the GL and GLS versions have, Suzuki says, a more contemporary fabric.

The 2014 Swift range retains Suzuki’s four-cylinder 70kW/130Nm petrol. Equipped with a five-speed manual, fuel consumption is rated at 5.5 litres/100km while the GLS has the option of a four-speed auto rated to return 6.2 litres/100km.


The GL, Suzuki SA says, "matches affordability to well above-average levels of standard features" that include power steering with height-adjustable steering wheel, power windows (front and rear), central locking, aircon, power mirrors, height-adjustable driver’s seat and a multi-function trip data computer.

The rear seat splits and folds and splits 60/40 and the GL has two front airbags as well as anti-lock brakes.

The GLS adds 16" alloys, fog lights, LEDs and front, side and curtain air bags.


The range-topping Swift Sport remains largely unchanged but does get cruise control and Bluetooth along with its existing 100kW 1.6 engine and stability and traction control.

2014 Swift 1.4 GL - R165 900
2014 Swift 1.4 GLS - R186 900
2014 Swift 1.4 GLS a/t - R201 900
2014 Swift 1.6 Sport - R223 900

The purchase price includes metallic paint and Suzuki's Complete programme which, the automaker says, covers the full spectrum of after-sales support. Swifts are delivered with a three-year or 100 000km warranty, three-year or 60 000 service plan and three years of AA mobility cover.

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