Suzuki Great Britain has cut £1500 off the price of the all-new Swift Sport – but only until the end of June.
The new junior hot hatch, which teams a 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged engine with a kerb weight of just 975kg, had initially been priced at £17,999 – a price we think is a bit too much in our review.
For the next six weeks, though, the car has been discounted to £16,499 to help tempt buyers who’ve rightly raised eyebrows at the car’s combination of punchy performance and 50mpg potential. The heavier S-Cross with the same engine can top 50mpg on a cross-country cruise, so the Swift should easily manage it.
Standard kit includes one of five metallic paint shades, climate control, sat-nav, LED headlights, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control and a rear-view camera – mighty for a sub-tonne supermini.
Adding a turbo has boosted torque from 118lb ft at a peaky-feeling 4400rpm to 170lb ft between 2500rpm and 3500rpm. The old car did have a lot of fizzy character, but the new kid is easily the better everyday car.
Riding on Monroe shocks and new 17-inch wheels, it can crack 130mph and reach 62mph from rest in a conservative-sounding 8.1 seconds. It can also plaster a big smile onto your face, especially with a £1500 discount…