Hot on the heels of the announcement of the special edition Suzuki Swift SZ-L, the Japanese manufacturer has revealed that its Suzuki Swift supermini has topped a significant sales landmark, shifting over three million units in its nine-year life span.
It’s unsurprising given the car’s blend of style, quality, performance, efficiency, driving dynamics, value for money – need we go on…
Those attributes proved strong when the Swift was released in 2004 and in 2013 they’re making the car a resounding success.
Popularity of Suzuki’s stylish supermini has grown rapidly in recent years, too – in the past two years the Swift has sold one million units worldwide.
It’s performed well in the UK, too – since being introduced back in May 2005 over 80,000 Suzuki Swifts have been sold, accounting for more than one third of Suzuki’s sold in Great Britain.
Nearly one quarter of Swift production (23%) is exported to Europe, proving the sophisticated chassis and premium levels of equipment can easily match our domestic brands.
There’s plenty of choice too, from the frugal 75hp 1.3-litre turbodiesel that’ll return 67.3mpg combined with 109g/km CO2 emissions, to the peppy performance of the 94hp 1.2-litre petrol that’ll hit 62mph in 12.3 seconds – returning 56.5mpg combined with 116g/km CO2, it’s efficient as well.
Excellent levels of equipment and a comprehensive specification have certainly contributed towards the Suzuki Swift’s sales success.
With seven airbags, Suzuki’s Electronic Stability Programme, MP3 compatible CD player with USB port, remote central locking, electric front windows, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and steering wheel mounted audio controls fitted as standard to all models, there’s plenty of features on offer.
And best of all, Suzuki has extended its VAT free offer on the Swift supermini until the end of March 2013. That means you can pick up an SZ2 three-door model for just £8,999 – a £1,800 customer saving.