2018 Suzuki Swift - All you need to know
The upgraded version of the Suzuki Swift has been one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Though the automobile market has a number of contenders, Suzuki still holds a special place in the heart of car enthusiasts across the globe. The Japanese automaker builds some rather exciting cars, one of them being the Suzuki Swift.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift is hatchback which is packed with a wealth of features at a very affordable price tag. From an ultra-stylish dash to a fuel-efficient engine, this car has it all. This year, the Swift 2018 is built on an upgraded platform that the carmaker claims is based on the likes of the Baleno and Ignis. What is new in the 2018 Suzuki Swift model?
Though shorter than its predecessor by 10mm, the new 2018 Swift boasts of a 20 mm increase in its wheelbase which gives it more roomy interiors and increased boot space. The engine too has been given an upgrade! This 5-door front-wheel-drive hatchback is high on style quotient, comfort, and loaded with modern technology. Moreover, it comes at an unbelievable price tag range of just AED 39900 – 75000, depending on the variant you pick.
Without further ado, let us give you a detailed review of the all-new Suzuki Swift 2018.
Under the Hood
The Suzuki Swift 2018 is offered in two variants in the UAE - GL and GLX. Each variant is available in seven single tone colours and four dual-tone colours. With sharp modern styling, and exceptional engineering - inside, the Swift 2018 is a value for your money. However, that is not all! The hatchback is fitted with a powerful 1.2 liter-4 cylinder engine which offers 82 hp and 113 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT auto transmission that makes way for a sporty and fun-filled experience behind the wheel.
The latest generation Suzuki Swift 2018 has breathtaking looks. The blacked-out A-pillar, short overhangs, and sloping roof look as good as they did in the previous models. The 2018 model looks a lot more modern with full LED projector lamps, two-tone wheels, and all futuristic LED tail lamps. The rear door handle has been moved to the C pillar giving the car a slight makeover.
The cabin of the new Swift is no less appealing than its predecessors. If you like simplicity – you will love the contrast on the car’s dashboard that runs all the way around the door handles. The interior is mostly made from charcoal-grey plastic that is sturdy and relatively simple. While we do agree that a lot more could have been done to revamp the interiors of the new Suzuki Swift 2018, the inside is well laid out and quite intuitive. It is quite spacious and can accommodate 4 persons comfortably. It is, in fact, a lot more spacious than its rivals in the same sector and can comfortably seat 2 six-footers at the back. The car also offers 268 litres of boot space – enough for you to stow all your camping gear!
In terms of features, the carmaker has been generous. Even the base model is fitted with six airbags, features such as Bluetooth, stylish meters, and more. The higher variants come with hi-tech features such as front fog lamps, gains climate control, adaptive cruise control smartphone link infotainment, and satellite navigation to navigate you back home no matter where you may be!
You also get helpful features such as keyless entry, ABS with EBD, height adjustment for driver’s seat, and push-button start as standard on the higher trims! Safety features include forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, ELR seat belts, impact absorbing bonnet, and electronic stability control - which is an impressive suite to be offered with such an affordable car! Value for money indeed!
Driving and Handling
The Suzuki Swift 2018 is a car that delivers the perfect balance of performance, intuitive handling, and a driver-friendly design. The ride is comfortable, and you will find yourself on a steady cruise with no tyre noise or engine noise whatsoever. It is easy to manoeuvre or park and delivers exceptional on-road performance.
So, if you are looking for a car that is durable and gives you great mileage without burning a hole in your pocket, look no further. Book a test drive of the all-new Suzuki Swift 2018 today!