MANILA: Suzuki, the renowned Japanese automaker, is known for maintaining a diversified fleet, which can suit the needs of its vivid customers. With approximately 8 decades of experience in the field of automotive, Suzuki launched its Swift in the year 1983, which is one of the most appreciated subcompact hatches in the Philippines. Apart from a decent structure and an interesting interior, this drive has many aspects which you would hardly find in any other drive of its class. For Filipino customers, Suzuki Swift is offered in 2 trims – Swift 1.2, Swift 1.4 and Swift Si. The Swift 1.2 and Swift 1.4 are the standard models while the Swift Si is the sport inspired model of this economical hatch. Let's have a look at the best features of this drive which are increasing its popularity among the customers and relatively sales for the manufacturer -
Any customer who wants to buy an economical family hatch for daily commutation would like to go for a car which sure shot gives decent fuel economy. 2015 Swift, whether with the 1.2-litre or 1.4-lire engine, gives decent fuel economy counting to 20 kmpl with a 1.2-litre engine and approximately 15 kmpl with the bigger 1.4-litre engine. So, while traveling in this drive, you don't need to halt at every other gas station.
Usually, this feature is offered in expensive cars but Suzuki has not compromised on the comfort front and so it has offered remote keyless entry facility in its Swift. So, you can now unlock your new Swift with just a press of a button and not using the conventional mechanical key. This facility is kept standard in all the trims.
To ensure the safety and security of the passengers in its 2015 Swift, Suzuki has packed this subcompact hatch with numerous aspects. Apart from equipping Suzuki Swift 2015 with dual airbags for the safety of the driver and front seat occupant, there is Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD). This feature is given as a standard safety aspect in this drive to ensure best of the protection while applying brakes on high speeds. This aspect prevents the wheels from locking on elevated speeds and ensure that the applied brakes work efficiently. Also, engine immobiliser is provided in to prevent any sort of theft.
Though 2015 Suzuki Swift is a subcompact hatch and measures 3850 mm x 1695 mm x 1530 mm (L X W X H) along with wheelbase counting to 2430 mm which sounds pretty sufficient for 5 passengers. The cabin is ergonomically designed allowing ample space for all the 5 passengers ensuring comfortable legroom, knee room and headroom. The dash is also intelligently designed making the front look clutter free and user-friendly. With comfortable space for the passengers, this family hatch also offers good boot space worth 210-litre which can be further enhanced to a maximum of 533-litre after folding the rear seats. Apart from this standard trunk, some petty storage compartments are also given in the cabin.
Suzuki Swift 2015, with both of its engine, delivers decent power and torque. Talking about the ride and handling, this drive is packed with McPherson strut along with coil spring front suspension and torsion beam with coil spring rear suspension system. Both of these suspensions work efficiently, whether on smooth highways or street roads with potholes, to deliver comfortable rides without any jerks and jolts.
Well, there can be different definitions for affordability but when it comes to buying a subcompact hatch with decent features and reliability, Suzuki swift tops the chart. This drive is available for a starting price of PhP 638,000 for the 1.2 M/T trim. The 1.4-litre trim starts at PhP 749,000 while the Si trim is tagged with PhP 799,000. Keeping the aspects and brand value in mind, these prices are quite competitive.
Overall, Suzuki Swift is among those drives which are meant for the family. The decent styling with comforting interior and equally decent safety aspects make sure that the occupants feel safe and comfortable while travelling to any lengths in this car.