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Suzuki Swift Hybrid Plus 2024 review: snapshot

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EXPERT RATING
8.6

Likes

  • All the Swift you’ll ever want in terms of equipment
  • Sporty fun chassis meets superb economy
  • Space and practicality galore

Dislikes

  • Needs 95 RON premium unleaded petrol
  • Manual not available
  • Spare wheel not standard (but available)

The sixth-generation Swift supermini since 1983, the latest version is the first to introduce mild-hybrid electrification across the range.

Based on the same 'Heartect' platform as its 2017 predecessor, it features a slightly longer body but same-sized wheelbase, and also boasts a bit more luggage capacity than before.

Sitting in the middle, or the sweet spot of the range, the Hybrid Plus is powered by a 1.2-litre mild hybrid three-cylinder petrol engine, making 61kW at 5700rpm and 112Nm at 4500rpm.

The mild-hybrid tech consists of an integrated starter generator (ISG), which is said to be like an electric motor essentially, kicking in an extra 2.3kW and 60Nm. There’s also a 12-volt lithium-ion battery underneath the passenger compartment that is replenished through regenerative braking kinetic energy.

A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) auto is the sole transmission on offer, returning an impressive 4.0L/100km and 80g/km of carbon-dioxide emissions – though 95 RON premium unleaded is a must.

The base Hybrid grade features AEB, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, driver-drowsiness warning, traffic-sign recognition, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, keyless entry and start, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, digital radio, heated mirrors, power windows and air-conditioning.

This Hybrid Plus adds rear cross-traffic alert, a blind-spot monitor, alloy wheels, heated front seats, a leather-sheathed steering wheel, privacy glass, multiple USB ports and a driver’s seat-height adjuster.

Going Hybrid Plus is probably worth the extra spend over the Hybrid CVT – if you can afford it.

Note, though, only a tyre-inflation kit is fitted. If you want a spare wheel, you’ll need to pay extra – as in all of the latest-gen Swifts.

Read the full 2024 Suzuki Swift review

Pricing Guides

$29,412
Price is based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the lowest priced Hyundai I30 2024 variant.
LOWEST PRICE
$22,490
HIGHEST PRICE
$33,490

Range and Specs

Vehicle Specs Price*
GLX (qld) 1.0L, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $29,790
GLX Shadow 1.0L, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $32,490
GLX Turbo 1.0L, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $29,790
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*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
Byron Mathioudakis
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Byron started his motoring journalism career when he joined John Mellor in 1997 before becoming a freelance motoring writer two years later. He wrote for several motoring publications and was ABC Youth radio Triple J's "all things automotive" correspondent from 2001 to 2003. He rejoined John Mellor in early 2003 and has been with GoAutoMedia as a senior product and industry journalist ever since. With an eye for detail and a vast knowledge base of both new and used cars Byron lives and breathes motoring. His encyclopedic knowledge of cars was acquired from childhood by reading just about every issue of every car magazine ever to hit a newsstand in Australia. The child Byron was the consummate car spotter, devoured and collected anything written about cars that he could lay his hands on and by nine had driven more imaginary miles at the wheel of the family Ford Falcon in the driveway at home than many people drive in a lifetime. The teenage Byron filled in the agonising years leading up to getting his driver's license by reading the words of the leading motoring editors of the country and learning what they look for in a car and how to write it. In short, Byron loves cars and knows pretty much all there is to know about every vehicle released during his lifetime as well as most of the ones that were around before then.
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