Suzuki is launching the new Swace here this month with a 1.8 Hybrid CVT drivetrain and available as the SZ-T model, priced at €30,995.
It is a stylish and versatile Estate Car with an athletic design, smooth and stable ride comfort and advanced hybrid performance. The Swace is supplied to Suzuki by Toyota under a collaborative business agreement between the two companies. It is based on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate platform with signature design changes and is manufactured in Toyota’s plant in the UK.
Designed with a low centre of gravity, the Swace stands out with its wide stance and powerful rearward-flowing body lines, matched to a sporty front face with sharp bi-beam LED headlamps.
The large grille aperture and strong fog lamp bezels are inherited from Suzuki’s signature sporty design which together with the front bumper positioned low to the ground creates an overall impression of stability. The grille mesh and fog lamp garnish both feature a honeycomb pattern with a painted black finish to further accentuate its sporty feel.
The exterior design of the Swace fuses stable and functional estate styling with sporty aesthetics.
Further exterior features include integrated roof rails for simple roof carrier mounting, a sculpted rear door that is constructed of lightweight resin to enhance fuel e?ciency, and sporty and sophisticated 16-inch alloy wheels.
Standard specification is high and includes seven airbags, dual zone automatic air conditioning, seven-inch LCD colour information screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device connectivity, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated front screen, eight-inch centre dash touchscreen, rear parking camera and dynamic radar cruise control.
Suzuki says that a ‘less-is-more’ approach has been taken inside the Swace, with an elegant yet simple interior design that focuses on spaciousness, comfort and practicality.
The Swace is equipped with an 8-inch multimedia audio system with AM/FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth® function, and controls on the steering wheel for ease of use. The system is compatible with
Apple CarPlay for iPhone, as well as Android Auto and MirrorLink for compatible smartphones. Two USB terminals are fitted as well as an AUX terminal within easy reach of the driver and front passenger.
The 1.8-litre petrol engine with a power output of 102PS at 5,200rpm works with an electric motor with an output of 53kW and 163Nm of torque. Combined maximum power output of 122HP.
The WLTP combined fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100km (over 53 mpg ) and CO2 emissions of 103g/km. The road tax banding is therefore just €190 per year.