Another Fuel-Efficient Compact Diesel on the Global Market: Suzuki New Swift @ 51 MPG US
16 August 2005
|Suzuki new Swift|
Suzuki’s compact new Swift, unveiled in March at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, is now hitting global showrooms in its diesel as well gasoline configurations. The new Swift is a “global” car—designed for world markets, it is to be manufactured in Hungary, Japan, China and India. (Suzuki is the largest seller of consumer cars in India.)
The new Swift comes with a choice of three upgraded engines: 1.3- and 1.5-liter gasoline, and the latest arrival, the 1.3-liter diesel.
Each engine is tuned with an emphasis on performance at low and mid-range speeds. The two gasoline engines use variable valve timing to help maximize torque and power throughout the rev range. The diesel has a common-rail fuel-injection system combined with an intercooled turbocharger to help deliver a flat torque curve even at low engine speed.
|Suzuki New Swift|
|Cylinders / Valves||4 /4||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|Power kW (hp)||68 (91)||75 (101)||51 (68)|
|Torque Nm (lb-ft)||116 (86)||133 (98)||170 (125)|
|Top speed km/h (mph)||175 (109)||185 (115)||165 (103)|
|Acceleration secs. (0–100 km/h)||11.0||10.0||14.2|
|Fuel consumption l/100km||6.1||6.5||4.6|
|Fuel economy mpg US||39||36||51|
Suzuki is sourcing the 1.3-liter diesel from Fiat and Opel, and has licensed the technology to manufacture those engines at its Indian subsidiary Maruti Udyong from the end of 2006.
Suzuki New Swift Spec Sheet
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