As total production nears 7-million, the latest Swift has joined the New Car section of the world-famous Beaulieu Motor Museum. The 250-car collection is housed at the ancestral home of the Montagu family – early pioneers of UK motoring.
Suzuki specialises in small cars and small/compact SUVs. Global production for (fiscal) 2018-19 was over 3.3m. Swift and Baleno are its ‘super- minis’. The Swift range (£15,195-£18,499) includes both a 1.4 (6- speed) 140ps Sport and mild hybrid ALLGRIP 4×4 (1.2, 90ps) variant. No out and out 4×4 like its Jimny stablemate but the on-demand AWD copes well with wet, muddy fields, ruts or rough surfaces.