Outside, the Swace distances itself from its sister car with redesigned bumpers, a fresh grille, new headlights and revised rear lights. In the cabin, the car looks much the same as the Corolla, with the same dashboard, switchgear and seats. The Suzuki adds some unique leather trim, however.
Equipment includes climate control, ambient lighting and an eight-inch infotainment system with DAB radio, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Options include wireless phone charging and heated seats. The Swace benefits from the Corolla’s comprehensive list of active safety and driver assistance kit too.
The Swace promises to please family car customers with a combination of low running costs and great practicality. Boot space measures in at 596 litres – some 15 litres more than in its Toyota cousin. Claimed economy of 62.8mpg is good news for private owners, while company-car users will welcome the 99g/km CO2 emissions, which equates to a 22% Benefit in Kind rate.