Suzuki got 2017 off to a stellar start by winning Brand of the Year at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by Wesbank. That’s not all because the Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL also scooped the Budget Car category, as well as the Compact Family Car category which saw the Vitara 1.6 GL+ securing yet another trophy in the marque’s cabinet. Suzuki is clearly on a roll!
The latest offering to come from Suzuki is a special edition based on its popular Swift hatchback. The new special edition is known as the Swift 1.2 RS and it will be available in Suzuki dealerships as of February 2017.
The Swift 1.2 RS is based on the Swift 1.2 GL derivative, but the special edition model gains a number of visual enhancements that give it a sportier persona.
The Swift 1.2 RS will only be available in Artic White Pearl Metallic and comes fitted with side skirts and front and rear spoilers. The special edition rides on custom dark machined rims shod with Goodyear Dura rubber and a tailgate spoiler further adds to the special edition’s sporty flair. Dark blue decals and RS lettering is found on front spoiler and on the painted side mirror covers.
The interior benefits from custom seat covers and features such as electric windows, a radio/CD player with Bluetooth, air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel and 2 airbags is offered as standard.
The Swift 1.2 RS is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 63 kW and 113 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels with a claimed fuel consumption figure of 5.3 L/100 km.
The Suzuki Swift 1.2 RS is priced from R184 800 and is sold with a 3-year / 100 000 km warranty and a 2-year / 30 000 km service plan.
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