Suzuki has launched the 4WD model of its flagship hatch Swift in the UK market. The 4x4 Swift is already available in several European countries like Germany and Switzerland, and now the vehicle has been introduced in the UK as well.
The five door Swift 4x4 is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, mated to a manual transmission and equipped as either an SZ3 or SZ4 grade. Apart from 4x4 badging and a slightly increased body ride height of 25mm, the SZ3 grade appears identical to an equivalent SZ3 five door. The SZ4 model sports a more rugged appearance and comes with an additive protection measures over ground by including front and rear skid plates, black wheel arch extensions and black side skirts.
This new model features a proven and simple fully automatic and permanent 4-wheel drive system, which transmits an additional torque to the rear wheels, when needed via a viscous coupling, further improving the already highly acclaimed cornering ability of the Swift.
Suzuki 4x4 weighs just 65kg more than the equivalent 2WD petrol model and emissions are only 10g/km higher at 126g/km. The top end variants of the model comes with a power folding door mirrors with integral indicators and Daylight Running Lamps as standard equipment. In the UK, the 4WD Swift is tagged at £11,516 for SZ3 and £13,116 for the higher specified SZ4 model.