Suzuki Swift gets new diesel engine

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The attitude seems to be sometimes that you can’t have any kind of car in Europe without offering a diesel engine. And so after test driving the Lancia Ypsilon and thinking how sensible they’d been to include a diesel option in the Ypsilon line-up, news comes that the Suzuki Swift will now be available in Europe with a new diesel powerplant.

The Swift turbodiesel is a four-cylinder, 1.3-litre DDiS with 74 hp which replaces the old 1.3 unit. CO2 emissions have been improved at 109 g/km (nine percent less than the previous unit). Fuel consumption is also better with the Suzuki Swift now gaining a range of about 800 km on a full tank.

On Eurocarblog we often leave out the Suzuki Swift in our discussions on compact city cars, because it’s not a European brand. But this option sells at about 14,800 euros and comes with seven airbags, air conditioning, 16-inch alloys, a USB ports and electric, heated door mirros. That’s pretty damn competitive.

Source | Autocar

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