Suzuki Australia has dropped its entry-level Swift GL in favour of a new GL Navigator grade with a manual gearbox, which is offered at $16,990 driveaway.
Opting for an automatic transmission commands a $1000 premium, with both GL Navigator variants coming standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, a reversing camera, and a 7.0-inch infotainment system with sat-nav and Apply CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
Other standard equipment includes front foglights, hill-start assist, electronically adjustable door mirrors, cruise control, and front, side and curtain airbags.
Suzuki also offers a GL Navigator with a Safety Pack, which gains autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, weaving alert as well as an LCD information display in the instrumentation cluster.
“The introduction of a manual transmission Swift GL Navigator is certainly an outstanding opportunity to showcase the superb value offered throughout the Suzuki product range for Australian consumers” said Suzuki Australia boss Michael Pachota.
“We pride ourselves on providing some of the best value products in the light car segment, only aided by today’s announcement of an expanded Swift range.”
The new variant means the entire Suzuki Swift range now features sat-nav and reversing cameras as standard in every grade.
The GL Navigator is powered by a 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, however customers chasing more power can opt for the GLX Turbo variant which is motivated by an 82kW/160Nm 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor.
For even more poke, the top-spec Suzuki Swift Sport ups the ante significantly with its 103kW/230Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged four-pot.
2019 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator list pricing
Suzuki Swift GL Navigator – manual – $16,990 D/A
Suzuki Swift GL Navigator – automatic – $17,990
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