New Suzuki Swift on sale now in NZ

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

For a limited period, Suzuki New Zealand is offering a specially equipped Swift five-door hatchback model as part of the celebrations of 100 years of innovation by Suzuki.

Called ‘Swift1’, the new variant adds more luxury and convenience items plus unique alloy wheels and a distinctive grille.

Sitting between the entry level Swift XE and the high spec Limited Swift, the Swift1 is priced at $21,800 in manual transmission form and $23,300 with automatic transmission. These prices include all on-road costs.

Swift1 features a special edition grille with two horizontal chrome bars and eight-spoke 17” aluminum alloy wheels, plus low profile tyres.

New to this latest version of Suzuki’s best-selling car are turn indicators integrated into the electrically operated door mirrors.

A new colour – Maroon Brown - is exclusive to this special edition model.

The Swift1 also features Suzuki’s keyless door entry and engine starting.

Inside, you’ll find a unique Alcantarar suede finish, and a leather-bound steering wheel with remote steering wheel controls for the Swift’s six-speaker radio/CD and MP3 audio system.

The specification also includes climate air conditioning, front fog lights, anti-lock brakes with EBD and brake assist, and a fuel consumption/outside air temperature display.

Dual front, airbags with pretension front seatbelts are part of the car’s safety package.

Last year Swift sales in New Zealand reached record levels, scooping almost one quarter of the growing light car class. In the process, the car finished well ahead of its rivals, and was the third best selling new car.

“It’s entirely appropriate we should launch this up-market Swift which is still the one to buy, according to market demand,” said Tom Peck, General Mangaer of Marketing for Suzuki NZ.

“The enduring success of the model is clear indication Suzuki got the Swift design right from its inception,” he said.

“As one of the most significant cars ever conceived by the company, it is also a fine recognition of Suzuki’s celebration of 100 years since the company was formed.

“Like the other versions, the new Swift1 captures the essence of Suzuki’s philosophy of providing quality products at outstanding value for money.”

The Swift’s variable valve engine emits a modest CO2 emissions level of 150 grams/km in manual form and averages 6.3 litres/100 km (44.8 miles per gallon) in the combined fuel cycle.