, Although without making a lot of noise, Suzuki has used the Geneva motor show to submit the renewal of the Suzuki Swift. It already takes a few months to be marketed in their country of origin, Japan, but had not yet been introduced to the european market. Until today. The japanese brand says the new model keeps the DNA Swift, and what is true is that it remains totally recognisable as a Suzuki Swift.
nippon mark wanted it that way, developing it under the slogan “brilliant evolution of DNA Swift”. This means that, despite the fact that keep many similarities with its predecessor, have introduced novelties that may go unnoticed to the human eye, but which are of great importance. A few new developments that I detail below.
In the first place, the new city of Suzuki is 1 cm shorter (to 3.84 metres) in overall length but, however, the wheelbase has been increased in 2 cm (2,45 meters). This results in a cabin with more space. It is also 1,5 cm lower (1,49 meters) and 4 cm wider (1.73 metres), getting a real picture of greater width. The volume of the trunk has grown considerably, ranging from 200 to 254 litre capacity. But there is still much more.
designers have reduced the total weight of the set at 120 kilos, standing now at a minimum of 840 kilograms. Moreover, it is 5% more saver in his consumption of fuel, a 3 % more silent and a 8 % more aerodynamic. One of the things that is required in an urban model is its agility and turning ability, and the new Suzuki Swift has reduced at 40 cm, the minimum radius of rotation despite using a body wider.
suspension revised also helps to improve the dynamism and the stability of the car, as well as to achieve a greater comfort and a more direct address. In all of this has had much to do the platform Heartect. He lowered the hood of the updated japanese we will find a motor Dualjet 1.2 tetracilíndrico with 91 HP, and the propeller 1.0 Boosterjet three-cylinder.
But, in addition, it now has some major technological improvements in the field of active safety. Among other things, we find ourselves with a braking system automatic emergency alert of involuntary change of lane, detector fatigue, wizard beam lights or adaptive cruise control.