The last year has seen the fuel price increase drastically, and even though it has dropped slightly, the price remains above the R20 mark with us seeing a record high in 2022 due to oil prices and other factors.
While most people are struggling to keep afloat with these rising costs and the decline of the Covid pandemic resulting in the summoning of the “return to the offices”, you need a car that is energetic, appealing to all ages, and is both reliable and practical – but more importantly, fuel efficient.
Not needing any introduction, the Suzuki Swift has been a firm favourite for consumers in all categories – from students, young professionals and even retirees looking for something nimble and fuel thrifty to run around in. The numbers say it all – in December 2022 806 units were sold – that’s a 20% sales growth from the previous year.
To the average man in the street, what makes the Swift an easy choice aside from the incredible fuel economy and great looks? There are two key factors. Firstly, it boasts an estimated 4,9-litres per 100km in a small but surprisingly powerful 1,2-litre engine; and secondly, it’s not a compact hatchback. In the Swift there is more than enough boot space to carry campus bags, projects, groceries, and even multiple soccer kits.
Another factor worth noting is the focus on safety, with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Dual Zone Airbags and Iso-fix car seat anchors, central locking and electric windows at the front and back.
If you’re looking for a little more flair while getting the same quality, safety and value, you can opt for the incredibly sought-after Swift Sport which boasts an even sexier appeal with a two-tone roof option, exclusive grille, Sports Alloy rims, LED lights and a list of extras in a powerful 1,4-litre engine that is available in both automatic and a 6-speed manual transmission.
FOR MORE INFO:
- CMH Suzuki uMhlanga: 087 250 2375
- 6 Sunset Crescent, uMhlanga Ridge