Suzuki expands Swift range with new GLX model

Suzuki fans who want the high specification level of the Swift Sport, but who do not necessarily opt for the additional power of the BOOSTERJET engine, can now choose a Suzuki Swift with GLX specification level.

The new Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX takes a leaf from the highest specification level of models such as the Ignis and Vitara, with luxuries such as automatic climate control and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard. It will be available with the choice of a five-speed manual or a five-speed automated-manual transmission.

Viewed on the road, the Swift 1.2 GLX can be identified by its new 15-inch alloy wheels, shod with 185/65 profile tyres. The outside rear-view mirrors and door handles are colour coded, while the grille, A- and B-pillars and C-pillar insert are blacked out. Recessed, colour-coded parking sensors on the rear bumper are additional tell-tale signs that the model is the highest GLX specification level.

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Full colour display

Inside the cabin is where this new model truly shines. The driver is treated to a leather-clad steering wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat, and Suzuki has added its proprietary seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The infotainment system in the Swift GLX offers a full colour display, voice command integration, full Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and will also display the image from the integrated reverse camera.

Other luxuries in the cabin include automatic climate control and a keyless access system with Start/Stop button.

As the most luxurious model of the normally aspirated Swift range, the Swift GLX also includes all the specifications of other Swift models, including ISOFIX child seat mounting points, dual front airbags, central locking, LED rear tail lamps including high-mounted LED stop lamp and electric windows. An immobiliser and integrated alarm system are also added as standard.

Read: New, lighter, faster Swift Sport arrives in SA

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Automated manual transmission

The Swift GLX is powered by Suzuki’s new-generation normally-aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine, which delivers 61kW and 113Nm of torque. When matched to a manual gearbox, this engine will power to a top speed of 170km/h, while the automated manual transmission (AMT) will reach a top speed of 165 km/h.

All Suzuki Swift 1.2 models are sold with a two-year/30 000km service plan and five-year/200 000km promotional mechanical warranty.

The Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX is available at dealers across South Africa immediately.


  • Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX MT – R199 900
  • Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX AMT – R214 900
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