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The Top Gear car review:Suzuki Swift
Running costs and reliability
Prices of the Swift will be confirmed at the end of April, with the first cars appearing in dealerships in mid-May ahead of the 1 June on-sale date. Thus, Suzuki is being a little coy about precisely how much the Swift will cost. Suzuki has dropped the three-door model entirely due to slow UK sales, leaving just the five-door soldiering on. Repeated queries for a rough estimate on the Swift’s windscreen sticker were met with polite refusal of a price, although it was at least said to sit ‘about midway between the Ignis and the Baleno’. Around the £11,000 mark, then.
No Swift emits anything more than 114g/km and two drivetrains – the 1.2 Dualjet manual and this 1.0 SHVS manual – dip below 100g/km, the Boosterjet’s 97g/km being the best figure of the range. While that might not make a huge difference under the 2017 VED laws any more, it does help with Benefit-in-Kind taxation, at the least. Fuel economy ranges from 56.5mpg on the 1.0 Boosterjet Auto, up to 65.7mpg for the 1.2 Dualjet and the 1.0 SHVS. Impressive parsimony across the board, we’re sure you’ll agree.