Suzuki’s unwillingness to stray far from its established conventions is well evidenced by elements of the new cabin.
Although the design has been overhauled, there is little in the material quality to suggest that the manufacturer has sought to move the bargain-basement status of its supermini further north in buyer perception.
Brass tacks: this means there’s a lot of hollow, shiny black plastic – a little too much of it on prominent display.
Elsewhere, Suzuki has attempted to get marginally funkier with the climate controls and vent placement, although – much like the exterior – you’d be forgiven for missing the cleaner appearance of its predecessor.
Fit and finish are about on a par with the outgoing Swift’s – so the new model is acceptable withoutever threatening to overhaul the South Korean opposition, let alone those from Europe.
However, the driving position is decent, augmented by a 20mm drop in the hip point of those up front, as well as redesigned and slightly more pliant seats. Those in the back sit lower now, too, and thanks to the longer wheelbase and some real estate liberated from the engine compartment, there’s marginally more leg room on offer.