Suzuki has traditionally focused on two major vehicle segments, compact hatchbacks and small 4x4s.
The basic and utilitarian Jimny remains a very competent off-roader but lacks the refinement of many rivals. The SX4 S-Cross and Vitara SUVs represent the Japanese brand’s efforts to offer a more usable compromise between on- and off-road ability – both represent good value for money and have been highly praised by critics.
The Swift hatchback is an economical yet stylish supermini that combines affordability with a very involving drive – the faster ‘Swift Sport’ model is the highest rated car in the whole Suzuki range. If you’re faced with a really tight budget, however, the surprisingly spacious Celerio is Suzuki’s entry-level city car and comes with a price tag of less than £7,000.