Following its debut at Autosport International earlier this month, the Special Edition Swift SZ-L will go on sale on the 1st February.

The SZ-L is based on the 1.2-litre SZ3, but with additional equipment and features designed to enhance the sporty and fun to drive character of Swift.

  • Special Edition SZ-L model based on mid-grade SZ3.
  • On sale 1st February, available on the VAT free promotion until 31st March 2013 and priced at £10,599 for the three door model and £11,016 for five door model.

All Swift SZ3 models already come well equipped with seven airbags, ESP, air conditioning, USB port and Bluetooth as standard. Outside, the SZ-L adds a rear upper spoiler, rear privacy glass, unique 16-inch alloy wheels and free metallic paint in a choice of four colours. Moving inside, red accent stitching is added to the steering wheel and gearshift surround as seen on Swift Sport, as well as cruise control.

Crucially, the Swift SZ-L offers value for money in terms of running costs and purchase price; the 1.2-litre Dual VVT 94PS engine is one of the most powerful in its class, but offers low emissions of just 116g/km CO2 costing £30 in annual VED after the first year and returns a frugal 56.5mpg on the combined cycle.

Insurance should prove to be affordable too; SZ-L is in a low insurance group making it the ideal purchase for younger Swift fans who want to own a more striking, design-led car at a price that isn’t going to break the bank.

Swift SZ-L is available on the recently extended VAT free promotion until the 31st March at £10,599 for three door models and £11,016 for five door models. Additionally, Suzuki Financial Services has included it in its popular PCP Driveplan campaign. The SZ-L requires a deposit of just £749 followed by 47 monthly payments of £179 and an optional final balloon payment to keep the car.