Suzuki South Africa has updated its Swift 1.2 hatchback and Dzire sedan models with a range of interior and exterior updates. Suzuki has also fiddled with the engine management system which has resulted in improvements in efficiency.
Fresh StylingBoth the updated Swift 1.2 and DZire now feature a new grille and front bumper design. The DZire sedan benefits further with a redesigned headlight cluster as well as a revised rear bumper. Both models are offered with full-size wheel covers as standard and buyers can now choose from a new range of exterior colours.
Bluetoooth connectivity is now standard on all GL models and the rear bench of the Swift 1.2 can now fold in a 60:40 configuration for increased versatility. In the DZire, the cockpit now features black-hued cloth upholstery.
Improved EfficiencyBoth the Swift 1.2 and DZire models are powered by a four-cylinder 1.2-litre engine that offers 62 kW and 115 Nm of torque. For the Swift with manual transmission, fuel consumption has improved by 7.1% with a reduction from 5.7L/100km to 5.3L/100km. The automatic Swift version now consumes 5.8L/100km, previously 6.3L/100km, which is an improvement of 7.9%.
Fuel consumption for the manual DZire sedan has improved by 7.1% with a fuel consumption figure of 5.7L/100km while the automatic now consumes 5.9L/100km.
We've been particular impressed with the Suzuki Swift, especially in 1.2 guise. It was so good, one of our journalists landed up buying one! Read our review of this vehicle here.
Suzuki Swift and DZire Price in South AfricaSwift 1.2
1.2 GA Manual - R131 900
1.2 GL Manual - R143 900
1.2 GL Auto - R158 900
1.2 GA Manual - R133 900
1.2 GL Manual - R145 900
1.2 GL Auto - R160 900
All Swift 1.2 and DZire models are backed by a three-year/100 000 km warranty, and a two-year/30 000 km service plan.