Suzuki Swift is New Zealand’s favourite small car so it’s not hard to spot them on the road. But if you look closely you’ll notice shiny new 2020 Swifts starting to appear with some exciting changes both inside and out.
A new grille with a chrome centre strip sets the 2020 Swift apart from the crowd. What you can’t see, is the fancy new safety and comfort features hidden beneath those stylish curves. Features that used to be considered ‘top spec’ or optional extras come standard in the 2020 Swift.
Joining the ground-breaking Swift Hybrid, the latest generation is available in GL and RS models with all the auto versions achieving a 5 star ANCAP rating. Even the least expensive GL gains front fog lamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. The auto version is equipped with CVT (continuously variable transmission) for seamless, smooth shifting. And as well as packing in all the features of the manual, it adds a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with reversing camera.
Both GL and RS models now sport digital speed readouts and LED daytime running lamps. There’s electrically adjustable door mirrors, rear privacy glass, and a leather steering wheel. As if that wasn’t enough, cruise control and speed limiter are now standard GL features too.
The RS is the secret surprise in the Swift range because thanks to Suzuki’s continuously evolving technology, there are some significant safety upgrades hidden inside. Along with heated door mirrors, blind spot monitor and rear parking sensors, the RS incorporates an advanced forward detection system. This can help you mitigate the damage from a collision – or even actively assist you in avoiding it altogether.
A new safety feature is Rear Cross Traffic Alert which helps you back out of spaces where vision is obscured. While the RS has a reversing camera sometimes people or other cars might pass behind you, for example, when you’re reversing down a driveway or backing out of a supermarket carpark. The system uses two rear mounted side radar sensors to alert you if anything is approaching on either side as you reverse. You get both a visual alert on the information display and a warning sound.
If ‘secret’ isn’t your thing, you can always make your Swift ‘pop’ by opting for a black roof which is available exclusively on red or blue 2020 RS models. Test drive a 2020 Swift at your Suzuki dealer today.