Suzuki Swift DDiS facts

Feb. 8, 2008

The new shape Suzuki Swift, or MK3 Swift was released in the UK in 2005. Quite different from it's predecessor in appearance and a serious contender in the super-mini category.


Initially available as a 1.3 and 1.5 petrol engine, the diesel engine (DDIS) was added to the line-up later on. In 2007 the Sport arrived with a 1.6 petrol engine.

The DDiS is a 1248cc unit, created by FIAT. It is the lightest engine in its segment and produces 68bhp and 170nm (peak torque at 2000rpm), it should be capable of a combined figure of 61mpg, but we achieved 48mpg from our first tank which isn't bad. 0-60 is 14.2 secs and top speed is 102 - just slightly different to our other vehicles!

The turbo-charged diesel is also equiped with an intercooler and an EGR valve


The Swift is the widest car in it's class, front track is 1470mm and 1480mm at the rear. Maximum width is 1690mm - bigger than any other super-mini. There's also heaps of head-room.


DDiS comes with
  • Remote central locking
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD stereo
  • Electric (front) windows
  • Twin airbags
  • ESP

Other information

Insurance group 4A, co2 emissions are 122g/km (VED B - pity Suzuki couldn't have got that figure down by 2g/km!)

EuroNCAP 4 star


Headlight: H4
Sidelight: W5W/501
Front indicators: WY21W, 'Wedge' bulbs