Suzuki has filled out its Australian Swift range this week with the launch of an automatic option for the entry-level GA variant - previously the only grade to miss out on the auto transmission.
Priced from $17,690, the Swift GA automatic enters at just under $2000 more than the manual GA, while undercutting a number of its competitors in the Barina ($17,990), Mazda2 Neo ($18,150) and the Fiesta CL ($18,990).
It's not quite the most affordable light automatic on the market though, with the Swift GA auto outpriced by the entry-level automatic variants of the Jazz ($16,990), Yaris ($17,290) and i20 ($17,490).
The 2011 Swift is powered by a 1.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 70kW and 130Nm of torque. Mated to the four-speed automatic transmission, the engine lists fuel consumption figures of 6.2 l/100km - compared to 5.5 l/100km for the manual.
Standard safety features across the range include seven airbags and electronic stability control, and creature comforts include power windows and mirrors, air conditioning and USB connectivity for the four-speaker audio system.
“With its combination of a long list of standard features and a recommended retail price of just $17,690, the new GA automatic is proof positive of Suzuki’s commitment to providing value for money motoring,” Suzuki Australia boss Tony Devers said.
The 2011 Suzuki Swift is available now.
- 2011 Suzuki Swift GA - Manual - $15,990
- 2011 Suzuki Swift GA - Auto - $17,690
- 2011 Suzuki Swift Swift GL - Manual - $16,690
- 2011 Suzuki Swift Swift GL - Auto - $18,390
- 2011 Suzuki Swift Swift GLX - Manual - $18,990
- 2011 Suzuki Swift Swift GLX - Auto - $20,690
Note: Recommended retail price before statutory and dealer delivery charges. Optional premium/metallic paint $475 extra.