The much loved Suzuki Swace was first released back in November 2020. Now with even better specification & on-board tech, along with enhanced hybrid performance, the 2023 Swace is definitely one to consider if you're looking for a good looking estate car with lots to offer.
Read on as we take a look at the latest updates and tell you everything you need to know about the Suzuki Swace.
There have been some significant enhancements to the Swace's hybrid engine sytem which have resulted in a 15% increase in power output (from 122hp to 140hp). Suzuki have however maintained running costs at the forefront of their improvements with minimal changes to fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which now stand at 62.7mpg and 102g/km respectively (WLTP combined).
The upgraded hybrid system combines a powerful electric motor with a 1.8 litre petrol engine delivering a seamless drive with powerful acceleration and selecting the optimal driving mode depending on driving conditions - motor (EV), engine or a comination of both. When in EV driving mode, the vehicle is driven solely by its electric motor with power supplied from the battery, reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
There's no compromise when it comes to the quality of the drive. The low bonnet and location of the hybrid battery (below the rear seats) assist in giving the Swace its low stance and also aids in the reduction of body roll around corners and in improving stability. Lightweight and efficient CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission i.e. automatic) comes as standard providing a smooth and comfortable drive.
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With a luxurious cabin design, the driver and passengers alike can experience optimal comfort while cruising along. With a generous distance of 928mm between the front and rear rows, the Swace offers some of the most generous legroom in its class for those travelling on board. You'll find convenient storage spaces throughout to store all your gadgets and refreshments – no matter if you’re seated up front or taking it easy at the back. The interior of the Ultra model is finished with lether interior trim along with ambient lighting giving it a warm glow.
Refreshed exterior styling gives the Swace an athletic look. The rear upgraded bumper now comes complete with chrome trim and the rear combination lights have been switched from bulb to LED to really make the Swace stand out.
Suzuki never sacrifice when it comes to safety and the Swace is no exception.
The newly developed Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS) functions whilst Lane Tracing Assist delivers a warning prompt to the driver if the steering wheel or pedals are not operated for a pre-determined amount of time. If the driver fails to react, EDSS slows the vehicle to a stop and activates the hazard warning lights.
The Pre-Collision System (PCS) helps to prevent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists by moitoring the road ahead with a millimetre-wave radar and monocular camera. The updated system includes a wider range detection and the addition of motorcycle detection.
Dynamic Radar Cruise control (DRCC)automatically maintains a safe distance with the vehicle ahead and brings the Swace to a stop when the preceding vehicle comes to a stop. If there is no vehicle traveling ahead, the Swace will continue to travel at a fixed speed.
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) on the Ultra model, warns occupants when it is unsafe to open a door or exit the vehicle, for example when a cyclist is approaching from the rear and the vehicle is stationary.
Road Sign Assist (RSA) monitors the road for traffic signs and displays them on the multi-information display when they are detected. The system is compatible with speed limit, no passing zone, residential area, end of zone and other European road signs.
E-Call is a built-in safety feature which is automatically activated in the event of an incident when the airbags are deployed. When eCall is activated, your vehicle's location, including the direction of travel, is transmitted whilst alerting a 999 operator.
Parking is no problem with the Swace thanks to its Rear Parking Camera and if you opt for the S-Cross Ultra, you'll also get Front and Rear Park Distance Sensors along with Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert giving more visibility when maneuvering.
The Swace's drive mode functionality gives you the option to adjust the vehicle’s performance to suit driving conditions.There are 3 driving modes to choose from: -
NORMAL - giving you optimal balance between ride comfort, stability and fuel economy, and is suitable for normal driving.
ECO - provides a gradual throttle response allowing you to accelerate in a more eco-friendly way. This mode also allows you to use minimal air-conditioning. This mode is best to be selected when driving in cities where you are stopping and starting often.
SPORT - for agile driving with exhilarating acceleration for those winding roads. Allows for quicker and more powerful acceleration
The extendable luggage area transforms from an ample 596 litre space to an extremely generous 1,606 litre capacity with the rear seats are folded down, giving you a fully flat floor with plenty of room and versatility.
You can load and unload with minimal effort thanks to the electromagnetic tailgate which opens the boot with a touch of the wireless remote control.
And as an added convenience you'll also get auto-illuminating lights and a 12V accessory socket.
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Having already been impressed with the first edition Swace, the addition of even more tech and an increased level of specification even on the standard Motion model, will mean it really does give it's competitors a run for their money.
The full hybrid Swace is the most efficient automative option currently available among other estate models, savings drivers money on fuel and on company car tax.
|Engine Type||Fuel Economy MPG||Monthly Fuel Cost*||CO2 Emissions g/km||Company Car BIK Band|
|Suzuki Swace 1.8 HEV Motion CVT||Full Hybrid||62.7mpg||£111||102||25%|
|Toyota Corolla 1.8 HEV Icon CVT||Full Hybrid||61.4mpg||+ £2||103||=|
|Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost MHEV Active Auto||Mild Hybrid||53.3mpg||+ £20||126||+ 5%|
|Hyundai I30 1.0T-GDI MHEV DCT SE Connect||Mild Hybrid||53.3mpg||+ £20||121||+ 4%|
|Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech Active Premium EAT8 AT||Petrol||52.1mpg||+ £23||129||+ 5%|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.5 ETSI Life DSG||Mild Hybrid||51.4mpg||+ £24||125||+ 5%|
|Vauxhall Astra 1.2 Turbo Design Auto||Petrol||49.6mpg||+ £29||128||+ 5%|
|Kia Ceed 1.5 T-GDI 3 DCT||Petrol||47.9mpg||+ £34||134||+ 6%|
* Based on 1,000 miles per month and petrol at £1.48 per litre (AA Fuel Price Report January 2023)
We're pretty sure after reading this that you'll be ready to put the Swace on your shortlist! If so, then get in touch with one of our Suzuki dealerships & chat to a member of our sales team.