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Another Fuel-Efficient Compact Diesel on the Global Market: Suzuki New Swift @ 51 MPG US

16 August 2005

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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
1.3L1.5L1.3L Diesel
Displacement cc 1,328 1,490 1,248
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
CO2 g/km 143 159 122

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.

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I hope we get small diesels on the market here in the US soon. This new Swift and the VW Polo TDI would be a nice start.

I'm sold!

Where can I buy one?

The gasoline engines don't seem very efficient or even powerful compared to the Echo Hatchback/Yaris/Vitz's, but the diesel engine seems like a good deal.

I'll see if it's available in Canada.

Suzuki is the other way I can buy between Honda & Toyota. I hope I'll see it as soon as in Thailand.

I'm Buy Sure! When sold in thailand.

Hi All,

When it will be avilable in india and at what cost....it it worth or..........it seems there is lots of new entries like aveo avero new matiz etc.

Please suggest

Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs

send me some more details regarding swift diesel cars with price in hyderabad.

pl send details when swift diesel is being launched in india & at what price

can u get me price & features of swift diesel version.

I would love to buy one of these in the USA, but I just found out that it has not hit the US Markets. I know that there is a demand for this type of vehicle. The USA should supply. Any help on how we could get one in the USA? The diesel is not available in Canada. I checked. Thanks!

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