Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Swift RS From RM79,388.00
With a new motorsports inspired body styling kit with racing red accents, daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and a very special white only exterior colour, this is the Suzuki Swift RS.
Swift RS Easy entry
This new Suzuki Swift RS features keyless entry for simple door unlocking/locking and engine start-up. With this system, there is no fumbling to insert a key in the lock or press a remote, all you need to do is have the key in your pocket or bag and press the small black button on the door handle to unlock. Once inside the car, the ignition barrel can simply be twisted to start and stop the engine. When parked, press the door handle button once and the car will be locked and immobilised.
Swift RS Room
At 1,690mm, Swift has one of the widest bodies in its class. This, together with a long wheelbase, allows for a spacious cabin with plenty of space for everyone on board and a generously proportioned and practical boot.
The Swift RS design team set out to create a chic yet functional interior which uses red trim highlights to add to its sporty outlook. Tight fit and finish of trim together with leather contribute to an overall sense of refinement and quality.
The front leather clad seats offer superior support and hold and have class-leading fore and aft adjustment of 240mm. Driver’s seat height adjustment and a tilt-adjustable steering column are standard features, enabling drivers of all different heights to find a comfortable driving position.
The instrument binnacle is set relatively low to ensure good forward visibility and reinforce the cabin’s sense of openness. A triple gauge instrument cluster features a tachometer with a needle that rests in the six o’clock position, reflecting sports bike convention, and a digital information display showing time, fuel consumption and outside temperature is mounted centrally on the leading edge of the fascia.
The new all in one multimedia system has a built in satellite navigation with a reverse camera included. It is also Bluetooth ready for Smart phone mirroring. This new 2-Din system is seamlessly integrated into the.
Storage spaces for mobile phones, CDs and other small items are handily located around the cabin, including a compartment in the instrument panel, glovebox, front and rear cup holders (three in total), a seatback pocket, front door pockets – large enough for A4-size road atlases – and a ‘hidden’ tray which slides out from under the front passenger seat. The ashtray takes the form of a cylindrical pot which slots neatly into any of the cupholders. Thanks to its shape, it doubles as another handy stowage point when not needed by smokers.
The boot has a 213-litre capacity with a practical flat floor, thanks in part to the choice of a torsion beam suspension arrangement. Collapse the 60:40 split folding rear seat, and the load area more than doubles to 562 litres. There is also an additional under boot floor storage compartment for added security.
Swift RS Comprehensive Safety
Suzuki Swift RS is robust and well equipped with safety features. The car’s structure is inherently strong – awarded four stars for adult occupant protection by Euro NCAP when launched. It features extensive use of high tensile steel and tailored blanks to achieve strength without the penalty of added weight.
The Swift RS incorporate driver and passenger front airbags as standard. These are complemented by brake and clutch pedals designed for less risk of driver leg injury in an impact, front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, energy absorbing trim and three point ELR seatbelts for all. Each seat also has a head restraint, with those in the rear designed to minimise obstruction of the driver’s rearward view.
Pedestrian protection measures were given careful consideration at the design stage and helped Suzuki Swift gain a three-star Euro NCAP rating, a result that is particularly impressive for a compact car. The bonnet, wings, wipers and front bumper are all designed to be crushable and to absorb impact energy progressively, so reducing the risk of injury.
Active safety provisions that can help the driver avoid an accident in the first place include ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and a brake assist function, fitted as standard across the range.
Swift RS Chassis
Suzuki’s programme of chassis development has paid dividends with the Suzuki Swift RS providing a level of handling that will appeal to the enthusiast as much as to typical B-segment customers, while still achieving a sophisticated and comfortable ride. These qualities are delivered thanks to one of the widest tracks in its class – 1,470mm at the front and 1,480mm at the rear – combined with a 2,390mm wheelbase. The platform, which was newly created for Suzuki Swift, features a front sub-frame to which the steering gearbox, lower suspension arms and engine mounting for the rear are attached. The resulting rigid structure generates less road noise and a strong feeling of stability.
MacPherson strut suspension at the front is matched by a torsion beam and coil springs at the rear. The low unsprung weight of the torsion beam arrangement enables effective control of camber angle and toe-in to deliver accurate and predictable handling, while its space-efficient layout plays a key role in achieving a low, flat boot floor.
To round off the driving experience, the Suzuki Swift RS benefits from a steering rack that gives direct and precise feel and a braking system with particularly rigid callipers for enhanced stopping performance. Despite the Suzuki Swift RS’s 1,690mm overall width, it still remains a highly manoeuvrable proposition about town. The turning circle is a compact 9.4m. With 95bhp and 130Nm of torque this 1.4-liter DOHC VVT engine will keep you smiling drive after drive.
Suzuki Swift RS Specifications:
Engine: 1.4-litre, 16-valve DOHC
Transmission: 4-speed auto
Max power: 95bhp at 6000rpm
Max torque: 130Nm at 4000rpm