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Suzuki enhances its Swift and DZire


SUZUKI South Africa has recently announced a series of updates to its popular Suzuki Swift 1.2 and DZire models. These updates include revised exterior enhancements as well as interior changes, plus some engine upgrades to boot. We have the details right here.

The Swift and DZire feature a refreshed front bumper design as well as a new grille design. The Dzire also benefits from a set of newly designed headlights as well as a redesigned rear bumper. Suzuki has also introduced an array of new colour options for customers to choose from.

Inside, all GL models now gain Bluetooth connectivity as standard, while the rear bench seat of the Swift 1.2 is now split 60:40 for improved versatility. The DZire’s cockpit features a smarter, black-hued cloth upholstery.

To battle the high fuel price, Suzuki has improved efficiency and reduced fuel consumption of the Swift 1.2 and DZire models, which will be particularly good news for fuel-conscious customers. It has upgraded the engine management system, which allows for an improvement in efficiency, with reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 exhaust emissions being the direct result. As before, both models are powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 62kW and a torque peak of 115Nm.

In the case of the Swift 1.2 however, the combined-cycle fuel consumption has been reduced from 5.7 litres/100km to 5.3 litres/100km for the manual transmission. The automatic version now achieves a consumption figure of 5.8 litres/100km, compared to the 6.3 litres/100km of the previous version.

The DZire shows similar gains, with the manual model’s consumption also dropping from 5.7 litres/100km to 5.2 litres/100km, while the auto version’s 5.9 litres/100km is also significantly more frugal than the previous version’s 6.3 litres/100km.

Here at Autodealer, we love it when a manufacturer is active and constantly looking at ways of improving their model line-ups. The fuel savings are rather substantial and the visual enhancements for both cars keeps them up-to-date as well as DZireable. (We just had to)!  

Retail pricing:

Swift 1.2

1.2 GA Manual  R131 900
1.2 GL Manual  R143 900
1.2 GL Auto  R158 900

DZire 1.2

1.2 GA Manual  R133 900
1.2 GL Manual R145 900
1.2 GL Auto  R160 900

As before, all Swift 1.2 and DZire models are backed by a three-year/100 000km warranty, and a two-year/30 000km service plan.

Article written by Autodealer
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