Superminis used to be affordable runabouts for getting from point A to point B.
But over time, consumers’ demands have increased, so these little hatchbacks have had to become more than just cars that get you from point A to point B. They had to put the “super” in “supermini”.
The three cars we’ve assembled here need no introduction. The Honda Jazz, Mazda 2 and Suzuki Swift are household names in Singapore. Be it regular drivers or enthusiasts, these models will be mentioned whenever hatchbacks are the topic of conversation.
The Mazda 2 and Honda Jazz have been around for quite some time, and their popularity from one generation to the next goes to show how well received they are.
Both hatchbacks have styling that appeals to a wide audience, and are each powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre engine. Both are also known for their sportiness and keen handling. They are also reliable, which is a characteristic that every driver appreciates..
Poised to challenge the Mazda 2 and Honda Jazz is the latest Suzuki Swift, which is the only contender in this lineup with a turbocharged engine.
How well does the Swift perform? And will its overall package meet the “small” needs of supermini buyers in Singapore?
Continue reading to find out what we think about these cars.