SUZUKI Australia has confirmed that a Series II upgrade for its all-important Swift city car is heading Down Under, with the updated range set to arrive in showrooms in September.
Mirroring the recently applied changes to the more athletic Swift Sport Series II, the revisions to the regular Swift range include a new look, extra equipment and more standard safety gear including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The standard equipment lists on both the entry-level GL Navigator and higher-spec GLX have grown to include a digital speedometer and heated door mirrors while the GL Navigator also scores rear speakers (already fitted in GLX).
In terms of styling, both variants are easily identified by redesigned front and rear bumpers, updated radiator grille and new alloy wheels.
No changes have been to the colour palette or under the bonnet, meaning power still comes courtesy of either a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 66kW and 120Nm (GL Navigator) or a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit churning out a gutsier 82kW and 160Nm (GLX).
Drive in the GL Navigator is sent to the front wheels via either a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the latter being the only option for the GLX.
Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota said the “new advanced safety technologies and tweaks to an already great design will further enhance the driving experience of the Suzuki Swift that Australians know and love”.
While the standard versions do not touch down until September, those after a sportier flavour in their Swift will only have to wait a few more weeks until the Swift Sport Series II arrives here priced from $26,990 plus on-road costs.
Pricing for the standard models will be revealed later in the year.
Elsewhere in the Suzuki line-up, the Ignis Series II will also arrive next month, with the tiny little SUV touching down wearing a $17,990 starting pricetag.
So far this year ending April, Suzuki has managed to shift 1467 Swifts, enough to see it ranked as the fourth best-selling model in the sub-$25,000 light car segment behind the Toyota Yaris (3091), MG MG3 (1968) and Kia Rio (1926).