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TAS Country : April 28th 2011
50 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 29, 2011 2011 Distributor of: Head Of ce - Devonport 1 Ferguson Drive Quoiba TAS 7310 Phone: 03 6424 1511 Fax: 03 6424 6760 Burnie Brickport Road Cooee TAS 7320 Phone: 03 6431 3255 Fax: 03 6431 7346 Launceston 397 Westbury Road Prospect TAS 7250 Phone: 03 6343 1633 Fax: 03 6343 1644 Smithton Havelock Street Smithton TAS 7330 Phone: 03 6452 1222 Fax: 03 6452 2131 Hobart 323 Midland Highway Bridgewater TAS 7030 Phone: 03 6263 6377 Fax: 03 6263 5922 www.tfe.com.au www.farmimplements.com.au Gearbox Drive System (including Gearbox, Clutch & PTO) 40hp/75hp/100hp/130+hp 2 year warranty On all parts including gearbox, clutch, drivelines and driveline covers Pendulum Spreaders Spinner Spreaders Twin Spin Spreaders Twin/Tri Head Rotary Cutters Transport Boxes Flail Mulchers Rotary Hoes Grader Blades Kanga Rotary Cutters a clear clean cut above Cement Mixer FACELIFT: The new Suzuki Swift Sport gives more grunt. Familiar Swift, just bigger PAUL GOVER THE new Suzuki Swift has grown up. It is exactly what you expect of a major newcomer in 2011, with the same strengths as the outgoing car and enough im- provements to justify a change. The styling is a letdown, more like a facelift than a true model change. However, the offset is pro- vided by a starting price the same as for the basic Swift from 2005, from $15,990 for the manual-only Swift GA. The Swift continues as a boxy five-door hatch that is easy to drive and park and a serious rival to a range of baby-class cars including Volkswagen Polo, Toyota's Yaris and the ageing Honda Jazz. Most customers are going for the slightly upscale GL from $16,690, mostly because it is available with Suzuki's four- speed auto but also because it gets a slightly better dashboard and extra paint on the basic plastic parts. The Swift now comes with a 1.4-litre engine but there is promise of more go in an upcoming Swift Sport. There are three models: GA, GL and GLX. There is nothing revolution- ary in the fourth-generation Swift. The 1.4-litre engine is new and brings 70kW and 130Nm with average economy of 5.5 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 132 grams/kilometre. But the auto is still only a four-speeder. The car has a slightly longer wheelbase to improve ride and add millimetres in the cabin. Suzuki claims everything from improved braking to sharper electric steering as well as better ride comfort from tweaked but still rear torsion- beam suspension. The new Swift is a very, very familiar family look -- predict- able but functional. The dash- board is more modern and user- friendly and the overall space inside is more comfortable. Suzuki claims class-leading safety, thanks to seven airbags in the cabin and the usual ABS brake and ESP stability control. Best of all, the protection comes in the basic package.
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