New Swift is Best Small Car and Safety winnerDec 19, 2010
1st in Best Small Car Category
The New Swift, launched just two months ago, has been awarded the 'Best Small Car' by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers as well as the 'Safety' Award at the Annual Scottish Car of the Year Awards, held at St Andrews on Firework night.
New Swift was judged by the 20 members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, scoring the most points in the 'Small Car' category.
John Murdoch, President of the ASMW said: "Buyers now demand from small cars the level of comfort, quality, refinement and safety once only found in executive cars. The Suzuki Swift achieves this with a sense of style and a careful eye on pricing. As a result it marks the first ever SCOTY award for Suzuki and shows how far the brand has come since our inaugural awards in 1998."
1st in Safety Category
Adding to this important award for Suzuki, new Swift also won the 'Safety' category for its equipment list of seven airbags, ESP and Five star NCAP crash test rating, all available across the range as standard.
Commenting further, John Murdoch, President of the ASMW said: "Turn back the clock 20 years or so and safety features like multiple airbags and ABS were reserved exclusively for top-end Annual road tax rating of only £30.