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Suzuki Swift GLX Car Review

Suzuki Swift GLX

2008-05-27 10:44:54 - The Suzuki swift was first introduced in 1986 – being produced for 3 car generations. In 2004 the all new MK4 was shown at the Paris Auto Salon, featuring a totally re-designed shape, new interior – in fact everything has changed from previous versions. The car is available as either a 1.3l or 1.5l petrol and also a trubodiesel using Fiat's 70bhp engine, these are all vast improvement over the previous models.

The chassis and suspension are completely new for this car, as well as the design, both outside and in. On the outside the car features oversized head and tail-lights, wheel arches that stand out a mile and a flat roof.. It's hard not to spot one.

Swift the Paris Auto Salon

The three engines are a 1.3- 92bhp, a 1.5 - 102bhp, and the 70bhp turbodiesel. All of which have 16 valves and are quite nippy. Transmissions are five-speed manuals, with a sequential-shift, a semi-automatic version is also available for the petrol 1.3 and a four-speed full auto for the 1.5.

Feature wise, the top model (GLX) comes with alloy wheels, keyless entry/start, air-con, front fogs and a chrome trim. The prices start on-the-road at £7899.

The ride is fairly comfortable with the typical super mini suspension set-up, but the road noise is a little too high - especially on long motorway journeys. The new Suzuki Swift is as reliable as ever and won't let you down, yet its sleek and classy looks will appeal.

Score: 7/10

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