Suzuki Swift Towbars

Suzuki Swift Towbars

Suzuki Swift Towing Specifics

The Suzuki Swift was first introduced in 1983 by the Japanese manufacturer as a subcompact car, designed with plenty of towing capabilities. The range currently has five generations. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.

Suzuki Swift Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Suzuki Swift vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Suzuki Swift vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Suzuki warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Suzuki Swift 1996-2005, 2005-2010 and 2017 onwards models will not require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

All tow bars for the Suzuki Swift 2010-2017 models will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.

All Suzuki Swift models will not require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Suzuki Swift models will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

All Suzuki Swift 1996-2005 and 2005-2010 models have towbars that require non visible bumper cuts.

All Suzuki Swift 2010-2017 models have towbars that require non visible and no bumper cuts.

All Suzuki Swift 2017 onwards models have towbars that require non visible and visible bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

All Suzuki Swift 1996-2005 models have a nose weight of up to 50kg.

All Suzuki Swift 2005-2010 models have a nose weight of 50kg up to 60kg.

All Suzuki Swift 2010-2017 models have a nose weight of 60kg up to 70kg.

All Suzuki Swift 2017 onwards models have a nose weight of up to 60kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Suzuki Swift vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For all Suzuki Swift 1996-2005 vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 800kg.

For all Suzuki Swift 2005-2010, 2010-2017 and 2017 onwards vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 1000kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Suzuki Swift vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.