Available in three- and five-door body styles, it is also the
hottest hatch in the series.
The Swift is a compact
automotive dynamo, featuring exterior design accoutrements to do it justice.
These include lightweight and chic 17-inch five triple-spoke alloy wheels and a
number of body-coloured features, such as door handles and door mirrors. The
latter are electrically adjustable too. Rear privacy glass confers an extra level
of cosmopolitan panache on the car, while automatic HID projector headlights
are among its lighting array. The Swift is a bit of a head-turner,
particularly when finished in one of a number of enticing colours, such as Cool
White, Cosmic Black, Galactic Grey and Boost Blue.
A well-thought-out cabin is fitted with five supportive seats (four with three-door models). Adjustability is provided by this model’s driver seat and steering wheel, the latter of which is leather-wrapped. Other standard features include automatic air conditioning and power-operated windows, each helping to ensure that an equitable cabin climate is easy to maintain. The Swift features a 211-litre boot, which is big enough for a weekly shopping trip. If more space is needed, however, simply flatten the rear seats to provide a 512-litre cargo capacity.
A 1.6-litre petrol engine is mated to a sport-specific six-speed manual gearbox. This provides the vehicle with 136bhp and 160Nm of torque, and the ability to go from 0-60mph in less than nine seconds. It is also able to return up to 44.1mpg and a 114g/km CO 2 emission figure.
A keyless entry system provides the driver with easy access to the vehicle, while a simple press of a button ignites the car’s engine. Satellite navigation is included too, delivering up-to-the-minute route-planning information. A six-speaker sound system produces high-frequency audio entertainment, and includes DAB radio and integrated Bluetooth connectivity.
The Swift comes with a five-star crash-test rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP, and a host of driver aids, such as Electronic Stability Programme, Anti-lock Braking System and Cruise Control. Occupants are kept as safe and secure as possible thanks to the inclusion of multiple airbags, ISOFIX child-seat fixtures, child-proof locks and three-point seatbelts, among other things
If you would like to put the Swift through its paces, please complete our online contact form to book a test drive. We will respond as quickly as possible to confirm details of your appointment.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours