It may be a rebadged Toyota, but the Suzuki Swace is a civilised estate of affairs

Buyers have not had the option of a practical Suzuki estate for a long time, so the Swace addresses this need now, with the added appeal of a proven hybrid system

The Suzuki Swace: Drives in an identical manner to its Toyota-badged sibling, which makes it the most accomplished car in the brand’s line-up.

The Suzuki Swace is a rebadged Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. It’s identical to the latter, an estate version of Toyota’s best-selling car, so comes with the same 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain and 596-litres of luggage capacity in the back.

Some will ask the obvious question: why has it been made? Suzuki and Toyota have had a commercial agreement for some time now, sharing technology and platforms to a certain extent, so this is an extension ...