JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki fans who want the high specification level of the Swift Sport, but who do not necessarily opt for the additional power of the BoosterJet engine, can now choose a Suzuki Swift with GLX specification level.
The new Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX takes a leaf from the highest specification level of models such as the Ignis and Vitara, such as auto aircon and a 19cm touchscreen infotainment system.
The new model will be available with the choice of a five-speed manual (R199 900) or a five-speed automated-manual transmission (R214 900).
André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki SA, told The Corner in a media release: “We can now offer a luxury hatchback that not only beats most of its direct competitors but also has a higher specification than more-expensive hatch competitors.”
The Swift 1.2 GLX has new 15” alloy wheel rims under 185/65 profile tyres, the external mirrors and door releases are colour-coded but the grille and all door pillars are blacked. Parking sensors have been recessed into the rear bumper.
Lux touches in the cabin include a leather-wrapped steering-wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat. The already-mentioned colour display can handle voice commands, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
It will also show the image from the car’s reversing camera.
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Other upmarket items include auto aircon, keyless access, and a a sporty Start/Stop button while the spex from less costly models are still present: IsoFix kiddie-seat anchors, two front crash-mitigation bags, central locking, LED taillights, a third brake lights and power windows..
An immobiliser and theft alarm system are also standard.
The Swift GLX has a 1.2-litre petrol engine capable of 61kW at 6000rpm / 113Nm at 4200rpm and 170km/h. The auto version is five km/h slower.
Every Swift 1.2 will be delivered with a two-year (or 30 000km) service plan and five-year or 200 000km promotional mechanical warranty.
The Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX is available at Suzuki franchisess across South Africa.