Suzuki has announced the new Swift DDiS, which features the new 1.3 litre turbocharged diesel engine with extremely low emissions – 109 g/km of CO2 and returns staggering 67.3mpg. This means a driving range of more than 500 miles (800 km) with a single tank of fuel.

The new 1.3 litre DdiS develops 75PS (55 kW) at 4000RPM and 190Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque at just 1750RPM. The performance is satisfying – 0 to 100 km/h in 12.7 seconds, top speed is 103 mph (165 km/h).

2011 Suzuki Swift DdiS is priced at  £12 890 for a 5-door SZ3 variant including seven airbags, air conditioning, 16" alloy wheels, USB port and heated electric door mirrors as standard equipment.

There is also a choice for petrol power unit – Dual VVT 1.2 litre, which starts at just £10 210 for the SZ2 Three door up to £13 525 for the SZ4 Five door with automatic transmission.

2011 Suzuki Swift DDiS

2011 Suzuki Swift DDiS:

Engine type D13A
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of valves 16
Cubic capacity 1,248
Maximum output PS (kW) / rpm 75(55) / 4,000
Maximum torque Nm (lbft) 190 (140) / 1,750
EU Emissions compliance 5
Transmission type 5 M/T
Tyre size 185/55/R16
Kerb weight with full options (kg) 1,125
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1,560
Maximum towing weight - braked (kg) 900
Maximum towing weight – unbraked (kg) 400
Maximum speed (mph) 103
0-62mph (secs) 12.7
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 109
Urban fuel consumption (l/100km) 55.4 (5.1)
Extra Urban (l/100km) 78.5 (3.6)
Combined (l/100km) 67.3 (4.2)

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Source: Suzuki