Swift steals Mini's thunder

Fans of the Mini should also take a look at the new Suzuki Swift ± the A-pillars and the windscreen being particularly reminiscent of the other small car.

19th March, 2005

It has immediate eye-appeal and is the best-looking Suzuki to date.

Built on an all-new platform, the Swift showed plenty of ability when driven on a mix of motorway and country roads. Although its torsion beam rear axle is inherently less effective than an independent set-up, the car has competent dynamics and is well up to the class standard.

The Swift has decent room to carry four people, and the 1.5 litre petrol engine tested...

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