Suzuki’s landmark Swift hatchback gets a full revamp and its now available in Malaysia
The previous-generation Swift has been one of Malaysia’s best selling, non-local made hatchbacks to date. With the new arrival of this all-new model, Suzuki is expecting to increase its sales figure up till 10% for the year 2013. Confident as it is, the new Swift is indeed betters its predecessor when it comes to overall refinement, fuel economy, built quality and easier drivability.
Despite being all new, it still resembles the stylish design proportions of its predecessor. Present at the launch was Dato Abdul Harith Abdullah, said “The Swift’s most fundamental attributes are its light and compact body, emotionally appealing styling, and dynamic performance and handling. The new Swift takes this to an even higher level.”
It gets an new 1.4-litre engine that replaces the old 1.5 founded in the old Swift. Its shorter on power but fuel economy has been enhanced. In the inside, it gets better interior trims and plastics for better durability. Topped off with black keytone colours and silver-coloured detailing inside, it reduces the dull appearance of the cabin that is commonly found in other small hatchbacks in its class.
Although the new Swift has been dimensionally bigger through every corners of the car, it still retains its traditional short wheelbase and wide overall profile. Due to that, its handling still remains one of its key strong points that is paired along with a reworked suspension system for better straight-line stability or highway driving.
The new Swift comes with five new colours to choose from. Beginning with the Ablaze Red Pearl 2, Boost Blue Pearl Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Mineral Gray Metallic and Super Black Pearl, the Swift is price at RM77,888 on the road with insurance. For more information, visit www.suzuki.net.my.