The Swift 4x4 is available as a five-door only, and with Suzuki’s 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 93bhp and 118Nm of torque. All cars feature a five-speed manual gearbox and are available in SZ3 or SZ4 trim levels.
The 4x4 looks very similar to the rest of the Swift range – just 4x4 badging and a 25mm raise to the ride height mark out the SZ3 model, which the top-spec SZ4 (pictured) also gets front and rear skid plate, black wheelarch extensions and black side skirts.
The 4x4 system adds 65kg to the regular Swift five-door’s 1,020kg weight. It runs in front-wheel drive most of the time, but a viscous coupling can send power to the rear wheels should a slip be detected.
Suzuki claims that the four-wheel drive system also enhances the car’s cornering ability, while CO2 emissions only increase by 10g/km, to 126g/km.
Suzuki is currently running a promotion where new cars come with a price reduction equivalent to VAT. Prices for the Swift 4x4 start at £11,516 for the SZ3 model, while the SZ4 starts at £13,116 and benefits from power folding door mirrors and daytime running lights as standard.