After a five-year wait, Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) has finally launched the fourth-generation Suzuki Swift. Previously, the company sold the second generation Swift for over a decade, skipping the next and internationally available generations.
Some key features that the latest model doesn’t have in the old model also made it a better car. But is it better worth it? This article will analyze every aspect of the new Swift to answer this question:
The design of the new Swift, which does not completely deviate from the original, is a modern interpretation of the car, which already looks beautiful.
It draws on style from European hot-spot models: an angled headlight design with projector lamps and semi-enclosed LED DRLs, combined with a spaced grille and a sporty front bumper to provide an interesting look.
The rear of the Swift looks like a Mark-3 Volkswagen Scirocco. Combined with a convex cargo door, a sloping roof and a smooth but stylish rear bumper, the large taillight design provides an athletic look.
In general, the new Swift is a beautiful car that lends charisma.
Unfortunately, the interior is not a big development compared to the old model. Like its competitors, the Swift is packed with scratched plastic. Dark interior decorations and panels also add opacity. Several positive changes include a redesigned instrument panel, steering wheel, instrument panel and central control unit.
The Swift is a small family car that can only hold four to five passengers. The rear seats can comfortably accommodate three children or two. Overall, Swift’s interior leaves much to be desired in terms of style and quality.
Dimensions and Weight
The new Swift is longer and wider than its predecessor, but is 100 kilograms lighter. Its dimensions are as follows:
|Wheel Base||2,450 mm|
|Overall Width||1,695 mm|
|Overall Length||3,840 mm|
|Overall Height||1,500 mm|
|Kerb Weight (Top Trim Level)||1,000 kg|
|Ground Clearance||163 mm|
|Trunk Capacity||265 Ltr|
The new Swift is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder K12C Dualjet petrol engine producing 90 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque, and is available with a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.
There is a McPherson strut suspension at the front and a Torsion Bar Coil-Spring suspension at the rear. It also has disc brakes on all four wheels with ABS technology.
According to the Indian Automobile Research Association (ARAI), Swift manages fuel consumption of 20 km / liter, although these figures may vary on Pakistani roads.
The new Suzuki Swift is a big improvement over its predecessor in terms of features. It offers the following safety and comfort features:
|Dual Airbags||Cruise Control|
|Hill-start Assist||Smart Infotainment System|
|ABS Brakes||Advanced Gauge Cluster with Digital Information Display|
|Fog Lights||12 Volt Socket|
|Parking Sensors||USB Connectivity|
|Backup Camera||Automatic Climate Control|
|Immobilizer System and Burglar Alarm||Keyless Entry|
|Central Power Door Locks||Steering Wheel Multimedia-Control Switches|
|ISO Fix Child Seat Anchors||Adjustable Steering Wheel|
Suzuki Swift looks promising on paper. However, it will face stiff competition from the price tag it places on the compact sedan. The prices of all three cars are as follows:
Swift scores a few points over its competitors in terms of style, but lags behind in terms of total value for money. Because it is an expensive subcompact hatch, it will only appeal to a small group of car buyers.
It should be noted that Swift is very popular in Pakistan and PSMC has a large market presence and a superior after-sales network. Such factors are likely to favor the new Swift.