Suzuki Swift Attitude gets a sporty exterior and rev-happy 1.2-litre naturally aspirated motor. How does the special-edition supermini stack up?
Suzuki has high hopes for its new Swift Attitude. Historically, the special-edition supermini has been a strong performer for the Japanese manufacturer, and hopes for this new one are high off the back of that previous success. In fact, Suzuki expects the Attitude to account for as much as 40% of all Swift sales in the UK over the next year or so.The £14,599 Attitude is based on mid-level SZ-T trim but adds a marginally more athletic body kit, 16in alloy wheels, a new spoiler and a mesh front grille for a sort of Swift Sport-lite aesthetic. However, where the regular SZ-T makes use of Suzuki’s 1.0-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine, the Attitude’s motive power comes from the naturally aspirated 1.2-litre Dualjet from the entry-level SZ-3 model, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.Compared with the Boosterjet’s 110bhp, the four-cylinder Dualjet’s 89bhp and 88lb ft might seem a bit lacking, but there’s certainly some reassurance to be found in its dainty 980kg kerb weight.
Source: – autocar
Suzuki Swift Attitude 2019 UK review