The updated Suzuki Swift Sport Series II is on sale in Australia, bringing more equipment and a new exterior paint option for moderate price rises of around $1500.
Following the launch of the updated Swift Sport, the regular ‘Series II’ Swift line-up is due to arrive around September.
“New advanced technological features and a bold new colour option will be sure to impress. We welcome these refinements to the Swift Sport Series II, which will further enhance the driving experience of this iconic vehicle,” said Michael Pachota, General Manager for Suzuki Australia
- Swift Sport: $26,990
- Swift Sport automatic: $28,990
The above prices exclude on-road costs, though Suzuki Australia is currently advertising the Swift Sport from $29,990 drive-away in manual guise and $31,990 drive-away for the automatic.
Unlike the model offered overseas, the Swift Sport Series II carries over its 1.4-litre ‘Boosterjet’ turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
In local versions the petrol engine develops 103kW at 5500rpm and 230Nm between 2500 and 3000rpm.
In markets like Europe, the unit is now equipped with 48V mild-hybrid technology which helps to save fuel but was also bundled with less power and torque than the version offered in Australia.
Drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels, via either a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic.
Suzuki doesn’t claim a 0-100 time for the Swift Sport, though both manual and auto versions claim to use 6.1L/100km on the combined cycle.
The Suzuki Swift range wears a 2017-stamped five-star ANCAP safety rating, applying to all versions bar the previously available entry-level GL as it lacked a reversing camera and hill-start assist rendering its safety assist score redundant.
Based on ANCAP’s own testing, the Swift managed an overall score of 35.13 out of 37, including a strong 15.74 out of 16 for the side impact test and full marks (2 out of 2) for the pole test.
All versions of the Suzuki Swift feature six airbags as standard, and from the GL Navigator with Safety Pack up you get autonomous emergency braking (city/interurban) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.
Measuring 3890mm long, 1735mm wide and 1495mm tall, the Swift Sport is definitely compact. There’s also a 2450mm wheelbase.
The Swift Sport officially weighs just 970kg (kerb), while luggage space is rated at 265L with the second row of seats in place expanding to 918L with them folded.
Being the flagship of the Swift range, the Sport gets a comprehensive list of equipment including:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Adaptive cruise control
- Climate control
- Keyless entry with push-button start
- Semi-bucket seats with red stitching and ‘Sport’ embossed logo
- D-shaped steering wheel
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Lane departure warning
- Weaving alert
- High-beam assist
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic LED headlights
- LED daytime-running lights
- Fog lights
- Privacy glass
- Electric folding side mirrors
The ‘Series II’ upgrade also brings new standard features for MY20:
- Digital speedometer
- Heated side mirrors
- Rear parking sensors
- Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
The only available options locally are premium paint, with Suzuki asking for an additional $595 for single-tone premium finishes and $1095 for the model-exclusive Flame Orange with black roof.
Suzuki Australia offers five years or 100,000km of capped-price servicing, with scheduled maintenance required every 12 months or 10,000km.
Turbocharged models get shorter 10,000km intervals compared to the 15,000km gaps for their non-turbo counterparts.
The first three visits (36 months/30,000km) will set you back $239, $329 and $239 respectively, totalling $807 for the first three years or 30,000km.
For the fourth and fifth visits, it’ll cost you $429 and $239 respectively, totalling $1475 over the five years or 50,000km.
Like the wider range, the Swift Sport is covered by Suzuki Australia’s five year, unlimited kilometre warranty.