Swace is the second new model to be launched from the Suzuki / Toyota collaborative Business agreement
Suzuki GB PLC has now launched the new Swace in the UK, a stylish and versatile Estate Car with an athletic design, smooth and stable ride comfort and advanced hybrid performance.
The Swace is the second vehicle to be supplied to Suzuki by Toyota Motor Corporation under a collaborative business agreement between the two companies. Swace is based on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate platform and is manufactured in the UK with exports to Europe.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW SWACE
DYNAMIC AND ATHLETIC EXTERIOR STYLING
The exterior design of the Swace fuses stable and functional estate styling with sporty aesthetics.
Designed with a low centre of gravity, the Swace stands out with its wide stance, condensed upper body proportions, ï¬ared bumpers and powerful rearward-flowing body lines, matched to a sporty front face with sharp bi-beam LED headlamps (SZ5 models).
The large grille opening and strong fog lamp bezels are inherited from Suzuki’s signature sporty design which together with the front bumper positioned low to the ground creates an overall impression of stability. The grille mesh and fog lamp garnish both feature a honeycomb pattern with a painted black finish to further accentuate its sporty feel.
Further exterior features include integrated roof rails for simple roof carrier mounting, a sculpted rear door that is constructed of lightweight resin to enhance fuel eï¬ciency, and sporty and sophisticated 16-inch alloy wheels.
VERSATILE INTERIOR DESIGN
Crafted with comfort and practicality in mind, the interior offers a feeling of open and comfortable spaciousness, and generous luggage capacity to suit a variety of lifestyles and recreational needs.
S-FLOW CONTROL – AIR CONDITIONING
This feature optimises comfort and fuel efficiency by using a detection control function to ensure that air conditioning is only provided to occupied seats. It also takes the set temperature, ambient temperature, interior temperature and sunlight into account to maintain cabin comfort.
ADVANCED HYBRID PERFORMANCE
Delivering optimal power distribution between the 1.8-litre engine and motor according to driving conditions, the sophisticated hybrid system provides exhilarating direct-response acceleration while maintaining low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Standard specification is high and the SZ-T model includes seven airbags, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning, eight-inch multimedia audio system incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device connectivity, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, rear parking camera and eight-inch centre dash touchscreen and pre-collision emergency braking system.
SZ5 adds Smart Door locking, Simple-Intelligent Park Assist, front and rear park distance sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross traffic Alert and centre console tray with wireless charger.
A full equipment and technical specification table is included at the end of this press pack.
The Swace is available in seven different colours
VERSATILE INTERIOR DESIGN
A ‘less-is-more’ approach has been taken inside the Swace, with an elegant yet simple interior design that focuses on spaciousness, comfort and practicality.
Contributing to the sense of openness inside the cabin is a wide instrument panel designed with continuous lines that dynamically ï¬ow to the door trim. A combination of soft padding and chrome or silver accents throughout the cabin highlights the overall quality and elegance of the interior.
The Swace is equipped with an 8-inch multimedia audio system with AM/FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth® function, and controls on the steering wheel for ease of use. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay for iPhone, as well as Android Auto™ and MirrorLink™ for compatible smartphones.
For the SZ5 model, a Qi wireless charging pad is available as standard in the front console to charge smartphones and both SZ-T and SZ5 models have two USB terminals and an AUX terminal within easy reach of the driver and front passenger.
Other key interior features include S-FLOW air conditioner system with occupant detection, and ambient lighting throughout the cabin.
The cabin offers versatility and comfort to support the active lifestyles of both its driver and passengers. With a generous tandem distance of 928 mm between the front and rear seats, the rear cabin comfort and legroom is one of the best in its class.
Convenient storage spaces can be found throughout the cabin, offering ample room for storing small items such as phones and drinks in both the first and second rows.
The large 596-litre luggage compartment provides ample room for a variety of luggage or recreational items. For added versatility, the rear carpeted floorboard can be placed in a lower position to store taller objects and is also reversible with a resin backside that can be used for stowing wet or dirty items. The compartment can be easily expanded into a fully flat space by using the remote folding lever to fold down the second-row seats which creates up to 1,606-litres of luggage space.
Privacy needs are addressed with a detachable tonneau cover that can be retracted with a single touch, and the luggage compartment is equipped with auto-illuminating lights and DC12V accessory socket for added convenience.
The Swace’s hybrid system combines a powerful electric motor with a 1.8 litre petrol engine exclusively designed for hybrid system use, delivering a seamless driving feeling with powerful acceleration as well as excellent fuel economy and low emissions. The hybrid system optimally drives the Swace with the motor, engine or both depending on driving conditions.
EV DRIVE MODE
Leveraging its high output motor and large battery capacity, the Swace is equipped with an EV drive mode function. In EV drive mode, the vehicle is driven solely by its electric motor with power supplied from the battery. This mode can be used for driving short distances without having to worry about noise or emissions, especially in residential areas early in the morning and late at night, or in garages and indoor parking lots.
Swace offers smooth driving comfort and stable, responsive handling with a low centre of gravity design and finely tuned suspension. The low bonnet line and location of the hybrid battery beneath the rear seats help give the car its low centre of gravity, reducing body roll around corners, improving stability and contributing to a smoother ride.
The MacPherson strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension are designed for excellent handling stability and ride comfort. At the front, the characteristics of the coil spring and shock absorber are optimised for linear steering response when cornering at mid to high speeds. The Rear suspension utilises double wishbones that contribute to excellent handling stability and ride comfort and with their components optimally placed to maximise luggage compartment capacity.
The optimised geometry achieves high levels of both handling stability and ride comfort and for further drivability, the drive mode select function allows the driver to choose from three driving modes according to their preference or driving needs.
DRIVE MODE SELECT
The drive mode select function allows the driver to adjust the vehicle’s performance to suit driving conditions. The Swace is equipped with three modes - NORMAL, ECO or SPORT.
NORMAL mode: Provides an optimal balance between ride comfort, stability and fuel economy, and is suitable for normal driving.
ECO mode: Helps the driver accelerate in an eco-friendly manner and enhance fuel economy through more gradual throttle response and minimal air-conditioning use. This mode is useful during stop-and-go city driving.
SPORT mode: Controls the hybrid system to provide quick and powerful acceleration, making it suitable for when agile driving response is desired, such as on winding roads.
ADVANCED DRIVING ASSIST FUNCTIONS
Fully equipped with advanced safety features, the Swace offers confidence and peace of mind for both the driver and passengers on every journey.
SIMPLE-INTELLIGENT PARKING ASSIST (S-IPA)
Fitted as standard on the SZ5 model, S-IPA assists the driver when reversing into a parking space, parallel parking, or departing from a parallel parking space, by providing audio and visual guidance while automatically operating the steering wheel. The system uses ultrasonic wave sensors for sensing and allows accurate parking even in narrow spaces.
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM (PCS)
PCS helps prevent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists by monitoring the road ahead with a millimetre-wave radar and monocular camera to apply braking assist and automatic braking if needed.
When the vehicle comes to a stop such as at a traffic light, the electric parking brake holds the vehicle by maintaining braking pressure to prevent the vehicle from rolling forward or backward until the driver presses the accelerator pedal.
LANE TRACING ASSIST (LTA)
When the LTA determines that an unintended lane departure is likely to occur on a Motorway or marked public road, it assists steering operation to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.
ROAD SIGN ASSIST (RSA)
RSA monitors the road for traï¬c signs and displays them on the multi-information display when they are detected.
DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL (DRCC)
DRCC automatically maintains ample distance with the vehicle ahead, including stopping the vehicle when the preceding vehicle comes to a halt and then following it when it restarts.
BLIND SPOT MONITOR (BSM) - AVAILABLE ON SZ5 MODELS
BSM alerts the driver when a vehicle is approaching or detected in a rear blind spot.
REAR CROSSING TRAFFIC ALERT (RCTA) - AVAILABLE ON SZ5 MODELS
RCTA helps the driver avoid collisions when reversing out of parking spaces. When it detects a vehicle approaching in a rear blind spot, it warns the driver by sounding a buzzer and conveying the location of the approaching vehicle.
AUTOMATIC HIGH-BEAM (AHB)
AHB automatically switches between high and low beams when appropriate to ensure a clear field of vision for the driver, reduce inconvenient manual operation, and reduce headlamp glare for oncoming traffic while driving at night at a speed of 18mph or more. It switches to low beam when Street lights or oncoming traffic are detected and switches back to high beam once oncoming traffic has passed It also switches to low beam when the tail lamps of a preceding vehicle are detected.
If the vehicle becomes involved in a traffic accident, this system alerts emergency services with a phone message that includes the precise vehicle location. The message is generated automatically when in-vehicle sensors detect a crash and can also be sent manually by the driver or any passenger with the press of a button.