Motoring News 9.6.2015 08:00 am

A few tweaks to Suzuki 1.2 and DZire

A series of updates have been made to the Suzuki 1.2 and DZire. Picture: Supplied.

A series of updates have been made to the Suzuki 1.2 and DZire. Picture: Supplied.

Suzuki has announced a series of updates to its popular Suzuki Swift 1.2 and DZire models.

The changes include revised exterior styling, as well as improvements to the interior execution. At the same time, improvements to the engine management system have allowed an improvement in efficiency, with reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 exhaust emissions the direct result.

Externally, the updated Swift 1.2 and DZire feature a new grille and front bumper design, while the DZire is also fitted with a redesigned front headlight cluster and a revised rear bumper. Full-sized wheel covers are also standard, while a new range of exterior colours are offered on both models.

Inside, all GL models now gain Bluetooth connectivity as standard, while the rear bench seat of the Swift 1.2 is now split 60:40 for improved versatility. For budget-conscious motorists, the improved efficiency and reduced fuel consumption of the Swift 1.2 and DZire models will be particularly good news. As before, both models are powered by a 1.2 litre four-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 62kW at 6 000rpm and a torque peak of 115Nm at 4 000rpm.

In the case of the Swift 1.2, the combined cycle fuel consumption has been reduced from 5,7 litres/100km to 5,3 litres/100km for the manual transmission model – an improvement of 7.1%. The automatic version now achieves a consumption figure of 5,8 litres/100km, compared to the 6,3 litres/100 km of the previous version, which represents an improvement of 7.9%.

The DZire shows similar gains, with the manual model’s consumption also dropping from 5,7 litres/100km to 5,2 litres/100 km (a 7.1% improvement), while the auto version’s 5,9 litres/100km is also significantly more frugal than the previous version’s 6,3 litres/100km, with an improvement of 6.8%.

As before, all Swift 1.2 and DZire models are backed by a three-year/100 000km warranty, and a two-year/30 000km service plan.

 

 

 

 

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