Suzuki adds 1.3-litre diesel to Swift rangeClaims of 67.3mpg and 109g/km from the DDiS diesel
01 June 2011
Suzuki has announced a new diesel engine for the Swift range.
The Suzuki Swift 1.3 DDiS is available in SZ3 specification only. It offers CO2 emissions of 109g/km and returns claimed fuel economy of 67.3mpg.
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Suzuki Swift DDiS: 67.3mpg
The new Swift is powered by a 1.3-litre turbodiesel engine producing 74bhp.
Together with 140lb ft of torque (pulling power), this enables the supermini to hit 62mph in 12.7 seconds and gives a top speed of 103mph. Alongside the 109g/km CO2 figure, which qualifies the car for £20 car tax after the first year of tax-free motoring, the Swift DDiS also returns 67.3mpg (claimed). That gives the Suzuki a theoretical range of over 500 miles on a single tankful of fuel.
This is an 8% improvement in fuel economy and a 9% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the previous generation Swift 1.3 turbodiesel.
Seven airbags and air-con as standard
Only available in SZ3 specification - one down from the top of the range - standard kit on the Swift diesel includes seven airbags, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, USB port and heated electric door mirrors.
The list price is £12,890, and it comes as a five-door hatchback only.
This makes it the second most expensive Swift you can currently buy, below the range-topping 1.2-litre petrol SZ4 with automatic transmission at £13,525. Swift prices start at £10,210 for the 1.2-litre petrol SZ2.
The Suzuki Swift 1.3 DDiS is on sale now.
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