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2022 Suzuki Swift Hatch

2022 Suzuki Swift Hatch

Needing a sporty hatchback that looks cool, is efficient, and has a pretty decent price even when new?  Then we might just have the car for you!  The 2022 Suzuki Swift Hatch comes in a range of model trims, the Sport really revving things up a bit with twin exhausts, side skirts, snazzy 17-inch alloys, a lower ride height, and a meaner looking low front air dam with a wider grille than the other versions.

Suzuki Swifts won’t cost you an arm and a leg to buy.  At the moment you can expect to pay somewhere between $27–34k for the entire range, which has a total of six different versions.  So, let’s take a look at the cheapest new Suzuki Swift Hatch, which is called the GL S model.  Suzuki have really ramped up the safety in all of their new Swift cars, so now one gets a 5-star ANCAP safety rating with every new 2022 Suzuki Swift model.  Cruise control, a Heads-Up display, a rear view camera, and Laser LED Headlamps are all super features found on even the base model.

Any of the new Swifts have ample room behind the steering wheel, so getting comfortable shouldn’t be an issue for most adult shapes and sizes.  Head room is good for taller folk as well.  Sport versions have sport seats, and though very supportive and snug, they may be a little too figure hugging for those with a larger frame.  Sport versions also boast a steering wheel that has full adjustment up/down/in/out.

2022 Suzuki Swift Sport Hatch

What’s a new Swift’s interior like?  It all looks pretty nice; the dash design is good to look at and every model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen as standard; Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also available for each model.  There are some harder plastics about the cabin, but they are tastefully designed, and the cabin offers useful storage compartments for front and rear occupants.  Various sockets and auxiliary points are positioned in key locations, so you can run a full range of phones and other devices onboard.

Head into the back seats, and you’ll be amazed at how much space there is for tall adults.  The head room is good, footwell space excellent, and even the knee room impresses.  It is a superb little car for carrying up to five full-sized adults onboard.  Three adults across the back seats is doable with a squeeze width-wise, only because the car is relatively narrow.  Easy to fit Isofix points for child seats are present.  265 litres of boot space is available behind the back seats, and, of course, these rear seats are split folding for more space and practicality.

There are six Suzuki Swift models to choose from.  Five-speed manual gearboxes or an automatic option are available for four of the six models, which run with a neat little 1.2-litre engine with DOHC and VVT efficiency, making up to 66 kW of power and up to 120 Nm of torque.  With this engine, Suzuki promises an average of well under 5 litres/100 km for its efficiency, and a low 106 gCO2/km for emissions.  0-100 km/h takes a bit over 12 seconds to perform.

The little GLX Turbo is a cutie with its 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre Turbo motor giving plenty of zip.  Power output for this model climbs up to 82 kW and the torque is also a more manly 160 Nm.  Running with a sports automatic, the 1.0 Turbo motor can sprint through the 0-100 km/h in around 10 seconds, while fully opened up it will see over 190 km/h on the dial.  Suzuki claims the 3-pot motor offers a bit over 5 litres/100 km on average, with just 119 gCO2/km blown out its back end.

The snazzy little Suzuki Swift Sport is the quickest in the range, and it should be with its 1.4 Turbo motor being a willing performer, packing a peak power of 103 kW, and offering a maximum torque of 230 Nm (more than a standard Toyota Camry).  The Suzuki Swift Sport’s output may not sound like much but, given the Swift’s low weight and the engine’s decent torque, it’s satisfyingly brisk when shooting out of corners.  And it hangs on in the corners very well indeed, pulling up briskly in an emergency stop.  0-100 km/h is dispatched in around 9.0 seconds, with a top speed of 210 km/h being possible.  Yes, it’s fun to drive, sticking like glue to the road, and the 6-speed manual that comes standard is a slick wee unit.

All new Suzuki Swift Hatchbacks come with a 5 year/unlimited km warranty.  They are great cars around town, being dead easy to park, small and manoeuvrable.  A Kia Rio or Mazda 2 are probably some of its closest competitors.

2022 Suzuki Swift Hatch

The 2022 Suzuki Swift Hatch models include the:

  • Swift GL S
  • Swift GL Special Edition
  • Swift GL Plus Special Edition
  • Swift GL S Plus
  • Swift GLX Turbo
  • Swift Sport

For any more information on the new Suzuki Swift Hatch or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Suzuki dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!