Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Make no mistake, the Swift Sport isn’t going to win any interior design awards for lavish equipment levels or luxurious materials. That said, it’s an honest and robust environment with enough kit for its purpose and, crucially, doesn’t feel at all as cheap as its price would suggest.

The dash is fairly stylish, with a clear and easy-to-read computer display in the middle flanked by the rev counter on the left and speedo on the right. Temperature and fuel gauges complete the driver’s view of the car’s vitals, with a simple stereo and climate control taking up the centre of the dash.

The gear knob is exactly where it should be, the bucket seats keep you supported should the driver decide to open up the taps a little, and visibility is excellent too.

It’s a nice place to be. Often there’s a penalty to be paid with sports-orientated cars on longer drives, but Suzuki Swift Sport comfort levels aren’t compromised quite as much. The seats are firm and supportive yet not to the point of being uncomfortable.

The ride helps too, being supple yet not at all devoid of feeling, and quieter than competitors at the same time. The leather-clad steering wheel also adds a touch of class.