Suzuki Swift 4×4 driven full road test car review – BBC Top Gear – BBC Top Gear

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Well, we’re happy to that we didn’t see this one A four-wheel-drive version of a perfectly city car? Suzuki has got it all

The idea, post-Juke, is to make it off-roaderish but avoid fitting the bits, not the other way round.

on sale in Europe and Japan, decided that – Britain experiencing quite a blanket of terrible weather year – we could use the Swift 4×4 over too. It’s almost to the standard Swift, and gets a four-wheel-drive system that an extra 65kg worth of 10g/km more of CO2 and a 25mm ride height.

Ah yes, that 4WD. a viscous-coupling set-up, meaning 2WD for conditions, with extra sent to the rear wheels the fronts slip. Simple, and effective.

It retains the Swift’s lovely traits, which means you can it around with merry hacking away at roundabouts, lanes and the like with

It would be peppier still it not for the 1.2-litre engine. Despite the 65kg, the Swift 4×4 only weighs just a tonne, but up against that the produces only 93bhp. So you to thrash it to get anywhere, peak coming in at 4,800rpm, and peak cresting in at 6,000rpm. Motorway require careful planning and It did seem to enjoy a bit of a lashing, the engine getting all zingy at the

Still, this is a minor That extra 25mm height has polished the ride a touch, so it’s more over upsettingly rough Which, in Britain, is most of it.

The steering’s nice and accurate, if a light, but overall it’s an unpretentious little thing still a hoot to drive.

there are others cars this clamouring for your out there. Chiefly, the Fiat 4×4, itself another city car that’s a lot cheerier, enthusiastic and, crucially, a bit fun. Sure, the Swift everything you could ask of a dinky but the Panda’s interior is better, and the car has character.

There’s also one more big for the Swift. For the next two weeks a introductory offer means you can one up for a reasonable £13,546, but come the price rises by over Bet Suzuki’s praying for another winter.

The numbers

1242cc, 4cyl, 93bhp, 87lb ft, 51.3mpg, CO2, 0-62mph in 13.4secs, 1085kg, £16,169

The verdict

a reason to buy a Swift during the months. But do us a favour, Suzuki, and fit a engine.

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