Suzuki Swift 4x4 launched in the UK; Sports higher ground clearance and off-road package

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The (Maruti) Suzuki Swift 4x4 model has just gone on sale in the UK markets. The Swift 4x4 (or all wheel drive if you want to call it that) was already available in the German and Swiss markets and UK is being added to the list now.

2013 Suzuki Swift 4x4
Note the daytime running lights which were seen on the leaked images of the Swift facelift. The SZ4 variant also sports skid plates in the front.

The 4x4 Swift will be available only with the 1.2-liter petrol engine which will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission is not being offered. Also, you can only have the Swift 4x4 in the five-door body style.

The 4WD system is a fully automatic and permanent one. It transfers additional torque to the rear wheels only when required via a viscous coupling. Overall, the 4WD Swift weighs a mere 65kg heavier than its 2WD sibling.

2013 Suzuki Swift 4x4 side
Side body molding is discreet.

CO2 emissions of 126g/km is being claimed for the 4x4 Swift, which is only 10g/km more than the equivalent 2WD version.

There are two variants available: SZ3 or SZ4. Both have their ground clearances increased by an additional 25mm. However, the SZ4 has a few interesting details.

2013 Suzuki Swift 4x4 rear three quarter

For a start, the SZ4 includes daytime running lights like that seen on the leaked images of the Swift facelift/refresh. It also offers additional protection by adding front and rear skid plates, black colored wheel arch extensions and side skirts. Power folding mirrors are also offered in this trim. In the SZ4 trim, the Swift 4x4 looks like a VW Cross Polo challenger!

The Swift 4x4 is priced at £11,516 (INR 10.44 lakhs) for SZ3 and £13,116 (INR 11.89 lakhs) for the SZ4. As an introductory offer, the Swift 4x4 will be available VAT free until September 30th.

2013 Suzuki Swift 4x4 rear

Russia would also receive the Swift 4x4 by the end of this year.

Head to Page 2 to view the press release.

Suzuki Swift 4x4 launched in the UK Press Release

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