Meet the hot hatch: The all-new Suzuki Swift

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The Swift, Suzuki’s well-loved hatchback, is back–and it’s now shorter, lower, wider, and more muscular than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the all-new Swift retains old features such as its characteristic strong shoulders, blacked-out A-pillar, dynamic window treatment, and vertically arranged taillights.

Just like the Dzire, the Swift packs a 1.2-liter gasoline engine (82hp and 113Nm) that’s mated to either a CVT or five-speed manual transmission.Inside, there’s a new flat-bottom steering wheel with control buttons, climate control knobs (the top-spec GLX has stylish dials with the center one having a temperature/fan speed display).
The touchscreen infotainment system is standard in the new Swift, with the GL getting a 7-inch screen and the GLX getting an 8-inch one.
Despite the lower overall vehicle height, head clearance wasn’t compromised thanks to the lower seating position.

Here are the variants and prices of the all-new Swift:

  • GL MT – P755,000
  • GL CVT – P799,000 
  • GLX CVT – P899,000