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Special touch for supermini

Suzuki Swift enters new generation on the crest of a wave after dominating light car class in 2020.
Posted on 15 February, 2021
Special touch for supermini

Suzuki hopes to build on the popularity of its best-selling Swift by launching a Special Edition version of the model.

The Swift has long been the marque’s most popular car in the New Zealand market and in 2020 it captured 31.1 per cent of the light car class, up from 25.5 per cent in 2019. 

The SR3 Special Edition marks the sixth generation of the model and it is distinguished by a smoked black bonnet protector, black rear upper spoiler and matt black spoked design alloy wheels.

Based on the Swift GL, the SR3 is powered by a 1.2-litre Dualjet variable valve, four-cylinder engine. Tests show it produces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 106g/km with the manual and 110g/km for the CVT.

Standard features include a Bluetooth audio system in the manual version, while the CVT variant adds a Bosch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reversing camera.

The SR3 upgrade includes replacing the GL’s 175/65 tyres on 15-inch diameter wheels with 205/45 Firestone Firehawk Sport01 tyres on 17-inch black alloy rims.

It comes in five body colours, Burning Red Pearl metallic, Super Black Pearl, Premium Silver metallic, White Pearl and Speedy Blue metallic.

A limited number of the cars will be available in New Zealand, with pricing starting from $22,600.