Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Swift All New Model Unveiled At RM77,888 On The Road
Due to its dynamic performance and sporty looks, the Suzuki Swift has posted global sales of 2.9 million units and counting. This is faster than any other model in Suzuki’s history. The 2013 Suzuki Swift brings to the compact car segment a blend of eye-catching good looks, Japanese quality and European-inspired driving dynamics, and with prices starting at RM77,888.00 OTR. With excellent handling and great fuel economy this swift has the individuality to attract the most discerning of super compact car customers.
The distinctive styling and spacious interior are complemented by a comprehensive specification. This Swift feature front, side and curtain airbags, radio/CD player, remote central locking and immobiliser, electric front windows and mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, front fog lamps, keyless start, automatic air conditioning and 16″ alloy wheels.
As a new departure in Suzuki design, Swift developed styling themes first seen in the Concept-S and Concept-S2 show cars, and demonstrates the company’s desire to develop original interpretations of established market segments.
The stylists deliberately shunned the trend towards ‘one-box’ uniformity, instead producing a substantive design with a distinct bonnet. Muscular, flared wheel arches, bold sills, wheels pushed out to each corner, and a broad-shouldered beltline that continues all the way to the tail lights express the car’s inherent stability and dynamic appeal.
The strong curvature of the nose together with the square cut openings of the wide, deep spoiler and mesh grille add further distinction. The black A and B-pillars create a wraparound glasshouse effect, and the headlamp housings sweep back into the wings to mirror the shape of the tail lights.
The distinctive shape of the tailgate combines with the large rear bumper to give the lower part of the body a solid appearance. At the top of the tailgate, the roof’s trailing edge is shaped to form a spoiler, improving aerodynamics and saving a valuable 1kg over a conventional bolt-on item.
Now with an all new 1372cc DOHC VVT engine mated to an all new Aisin 4-speed auto gearbox that produces 95bhp@6000 and 130nm of torque at 4,000, this Swift is more economical and with lower emissions.