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Suzuki celebrates a Swift bite at the Green Apple Awards

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Suzuki celebrates a Swift bite at the Green Apple Awards

The Suzuki Swift has won a Silver award at The Green Apple Awards held annually at the House of Commons this week. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation and judged by the Midland Group of Motoring Writers. Chairman of the Midland Group, Ian Donaldson comments: This is the fourth year we have saluted the greenest cars you can buy and, crucially, enjoy owning and driving. Our prizewinners are chosen by our 28 members whose words are read in print and on the web all over the UK and beyond.

First launched in late 2010, Swift took second prize in the Supermini category, beating some strong competition by impressing the judges with its great drive with one judge commenting. 'Reasonably frugal but balances that by being a hoot to drive while remaining a really honest car; there's nothing pretentious about the model, it just looks good, is well built, has plenty of kit and sips at the fuel no matter how much fun you're having.'

Swift will get even greener from January 2015 too with the recent announcement of the 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, which produces CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.

The new technology has also resulted in Swift attaining 65.7mpg on the EC Combined fuel consumption cycle, representing an impressive 9.2mpg or 16 per cent improvement over the current petrol engine. Another benefit of Dualjet technology is that Swift models with this engine are exempt from VED (Vehicle Excise Duty). Even fewer trips to the fuel pumps and zero VED will equate to a saving of up to £175 per year for an average mileage owner.

Dualjet technology positions the fuel injectors very close to the engine inlet valves and allows for a finer fuel atomisation (or mixture) which in turn provides a more effective transfer into the cylinder.

The new Dualjet engine for Swift will initially be available as an optional choice on SZ4 two wheel drive models and will cost around an additional £500. Final prices will be confirmed in the near future.

Swift customers can currently enjoy the benefit of purchasing their new car VAT free until the end of December 2014 with a range of highly competitive PCP offers also available. As an example, the SZ2 three door at £8,999 is now available for a deposit of £1,404 followed by 42 monthly payments of £129 and an optional payment of £3,412.

VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES INSIGNIA GSi PRICING

VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES INSIGNIA GSi PRICING

Posted on: 4th Jan 2018

Following its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has announced the prices for the all-new Insignia GSi, the performance variant of Vauxhall's flagship model. Available in both Grand Sport and Sports Tourer body styles, and powered by either a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol or 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel engine, the Insignia GSi wil...

ALL-NEW HYUNDAI KONA ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING

ALL-NEW HYUNDAI KONA ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR EURO NC...

Posted on: 4th Jan 2018

Hyundai Motor's All-New KONA has received the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. This result marks out the new B-SUV as one of the safest vehicles in the segment, convincing in all four categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist.

SEAT SELLS OUT OF LEON CUPRA R UK ALLOCATION

SEAT SELLS OUT OF LEON CUPRA R UK ALLOCATION

Posted on: 4th Jan 2018

The recently released Leon CUPRA R has proved a UK smash-hit, with all 24 destined for these shores snapped up in super quick hot hatch time. The limited production run of just 799 examples, combining a raft of technical upgrades with sophisticated styling and a premium finish, has hit on a seriously appealing 'R' formula.

VIVA ROCKS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VAUXHALL

VIVA ROCKS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VAUXHALL

Posted on: 22nd Nov 2017

Featuring a raised ride height with body cladding, a robust new interior and the latest connectivity including OnStar and R 4.0 IntelliLink, Vauxhall's rugged VIVA ROCKS is available to order now priced from £11,530 on-the-road. The new model features many design cues typically found on larger SUV models, such as an increased ride hei...