If you want to be successful in Europe, diesel options are a must for any carmaker, even more so in the mainstream segments. Following the launch the gasoline powered versions of the new generation of the Swift last summer, Suzuki has now added a diesel option to the supermini’s range. The Swift DDiS features a revised 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 75-horsepower and 190Nm (80 lb-ft) at 1,750rpm.
The Euro 5 emissions diesel unit is matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it allows the new Swift to complete the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 12.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 103 mph (166 km/h). Suzuki says it offers an 8 per cent improvement in fuel consumption and produces 9 per cent lower tailpipe emissions than the 1.3-litre diesel it replaces at 67.3mpg UK (equal to 56 mpg US or 4.2 lt/100 km) and 109g/km of CO2 respectively.
In Britain, the Swift DDiS is available from £12,890 as a five door model in SZ3 trim specification, which includes air conditioning, seven airbags, 16 inch alloy wheels, USB port and heated electric door mirrors as standard.