What is it?
The updated all-wheel drive version of the popular Suzuki Swift supermini now features Dualjet technology on its 89bhp 1.2 petrol engine. However, going for this more efficient 1.2 with 4x4 restricts you to one trim: range-topping SZ4.
The Dualjet engine sends its power to the wheels through a permanent four-wheel drive system, which can direct additional torque to the rear wheels when needed. It gets twin fuel injectors, which are positioned close to the engine inlet, allowing for better fuel optimisation. The changes improve fuel economy by 7.5mpg and reduce emissions to 111g/km, helping drop the VED rating to band C.
All of this sounds pretty impressive, and so is the list of standard equipment of the SZ4. Keyless entry, automatic air conditioning, sat-nav, Bluetooth connectivity, seven airbags, cruise control and automatic headlights are all included.
In an effort to set the 4x4 apart from its front-wheel drive siblings, the ride height has been raised by 25mm. It also gets front and rear skid plates and extended wheel arches, adding some all-terrain design cues.