Suzuki Swift Sport wins ‘Best Buy’ Hot Hatch at the 2014 What Car? Awards

Suzuki have scored a hat trick at the 2014 What Car? Magazine awards with the Swift Sport model being awarded a ‘Best Buy’ accolade for the third consecutive year. The performance flagship of the Swift range was comprehensively judged by the editorial team against some strong competition and the final vote resulted in it again receiving the ‘Best Buy Hot hatch for less than £15,000’.

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With an even higher standard specification for 2014 which includes satellite navigation and DAB radio, the Suzuki Swift Sport still remains a lot less than £15,000 with a RRP of £13,999 for three-door and £14,499 for the five-door model.

The Suzuki Swift Sport comes equipped seven airbags, auto air conditioning, cruise control, rear privacy glass and 17-inch alloy wheels. In addition to standard satellite navigation and DAB radio, the Sport also has voice recognition, USB and SD connection and Bluetooth music streaming which is also compatible with iPod/ iPhone.

Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor in chief said: “The Suzuki Swift Sport might be based on an average small car, but this version’s rev-happy engine and sharp handling means it’s far from an average hot hatch. What will delight most is the body control and grip on offer, the Swift outshines more expensive rivals, giving you plenty of confidence to wring out the engine through a series of bends. It is proof that you don’t need a lot of money to have an awful lot of fun.”

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The Swift Sport’s 1.6-litre engine has a maximum output of 136PS at 7,000rpm and is achieved through optimisation of the intake VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and increased valve lift.

The engine’s high output is combined with excellent fuel economy of 44.1mpg on the EC Combined Cycle; CO2 emissions are 147g/km and a bespoke exhaust system yields a sporty note. The Sport is fitted with a six speed manual transmission as standard.

T W White & Sons customers can grab a bargain with an exclusive saving of £400 on the Suzuki Swift Sport, now only £13,599. Great low rate finance offers are also available. For more information, get in touch with our sales department at our Suzuki Showroom in Surrey

 

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