It is based on the popular 1.3-litre GL, but has a higher luxury specification.

The additional equipment list includes AC, pearlescent or metallic paint, 15-inch alloy wheels, side protection mouldings, interior carpet mats and chrome finish for the exterior door handles, front grille and rear tailgate trim. The heated door mirrors on the SZ-L incorporate turn signal indicators and are electrically retractable for added safety when parked.

The 92PS 1.3-litre engine is not something spectacular, but it is good enough for everyday driving. The small car cover 0-62mph in 11 seconds and has a top speed of 109mph.

The popularity of the Swift comes from the strong residual value of 59.5% at three years old and with a mileage of 39,000.

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Full press release:

Suzuki GB is pleased to announce the introduction of a limited edition model to the Swift range; the SZ-L, which goes on sale from September 1 ready for the new ‘59' registration plate.

Swift has become a highly popular model in the range since launch and in this months Glass's Guide industry pricing update it is noted as having a particularly strong residual value of 59.5% at three years old and with a mileage of 39,000. This places it ahead of the Citroen C1, MINI, Honda Jazz and VW Fox; proving that a Swift is an intelligent choice as either a new, scrappage, or used purchase.

The new SZ-L is based on the popular 1.3-litre GL five-door but has a higher luxury specification for added customer value. The additional equipment list includes air conditioning, pearlescent or metallic paint, 15-inch alloy wheels, side protection mouldings, interior carpet mats and chrome finish for the exterior door handles, front grille and rear tailgate trim. The heated door mirrors on the SZ-L incorporate turn signal indicators and are electrically retractable for added safety when parked.

For the interior, chrome bezels are added to the instrument meters and the door trims and audio surround have aluminium effect detailing. The limited edition SZ-L is priced at £10,250 and available in four colours; Cool White Pearl, Cosmic Black Pearl, Supreme Red Pearl and Silky Silver metallic. Just 500 cars will be available.

The SZ-L offers all the appearance and more of the 1.5-litre Swift but with group 4 insurance rating for lower cost of ownership; combined fuel consumption is an impressive 48.7mpg and emissions are 140g/km.

The 92PS 1.3-litre engine Swift also appeals to younger buyers, offering impressive performance for its size with 0-62mph achieved in 11 seconds (just one second behind the 1.5-litre model) and a top speed of 109mph (where permitted)

As with all other Suzuki cars; the new Swift SZ-L is eligible for the government scrappage scheme which provides a £2,000 discount when trading in a 10 year old car or LCV. Zero per cent finance is also available on the Swift until 30th September with a 30 per cent deposit, payable over three years.