Toyota GT86 meets the rivals
Welcome to part one of Top Gear Speed Week - can Toyota's new coupe live up to the hype?
Posted: 24 Aug 2012
In fact, the Swift doesn’t give that much away, full stop. OK, so it has 17-inch wheels and some red stitching, but, in this company, that’s nothing. And yet there’s something about it. There’s a bit of a tingle to it, somehow it manages to come across as eager – and that’s before you’ve driven anywhere in it.
And when you do, you realise just how hard the Swift will try on your behalf. It wants to do everything. It exists to please you. It’s not clever or innovative or anything else – it’s just a small, fun car that revs to 7,000rpm and is as pleased as punch to be able to do so for your benefit. It’s way out of its depth at Dunsfold, but no one who drove it cared.