Suzuki press office, 04Apr14--UAAP basketball phenom Kiefer Ravena of the Ateneo de Manila University takes a break from his very busy schedule and brings his friends to a roadtrip using his Suzuki Swift. Driving his 1.4 L Suzuki sports compact, Kiefer spends a wakeboarding weekend with his buddies in Nuvali, Laguna.
The Wakeboarding Experience
Along with three of his best buddies, Kiefer started summer earlier this year with a road trip to the Republ1c Wakepark in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. An enthusiast of water sports, Kiefer wants to share with his friends the exhilaration that wakeboarding brings. There were a lot of laughs and gaffes at the onset, but after a few rounds, all of his friends got the hang of wakeboarding and they all had a fun-filled day.
Moments like these are what fuel Kiefer to manage the daily grind of being a top athlete at such a young age. In spite of his busy schedule, he tries to find time to relax by doing one of the things he enjoys doing the most – going on out of town trips.
The Long Trip
“Being away from the city and from the basketball court even for just a day is already out of the ordinary for me. With my busy training and practice schedules, it’s very hard for me to find time like this to enjoy an out-of-town vacation with my friends,” Kiefer shares.
To help drivers like Kiefer stay awake during long trips, the Suzuki Swift offers a pleasurable audio experience with its high-end stereo with a CD player and a USB socket. The surround music played through 6 speakers makes each drive a fun and entertaining one.
This compact is definitely a perfect companion for road trips because it produces an impressive power of 94bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 130Nm at 4,000 rpm— more than enough to carry a bunch of friends and some luggage. The Swift’s compact and stylish interior has big and comfortable body-hugging seats that can fit five people, including 6-foot basketball players just like the friends that Kiefer tagged along with him in this trip.
Aside from his drive to Nuvali, Kiefer shares that the farthest he has brought his Suzuki Swift to is Tagaytay where he drove uphill to get an overlooking view of the Taal volcano. Just the same, Kiefer shares that driving the Swift to Tagaytay was a breeze.
The Daily Drive
Beyond taking his car for long drives, Kiefer uses his Swift more for his daily trips to school and to the gym. “I’m very attached to my Suzuki Swift. I drive it every day to school and to practice. I like that it’s compact yet I am still able to fit all of my basketball gear,” he shares. With a back seat that can be folded to provide more luggage space, Kiefer definitely has a lot of room inside the car where he can load his stuff.
“I also like using it daily because it is very easy to manoeuvre, it helps me save on fuel, and it doesn’t give me a hard time parking,” Kiefer adds. With the Swift’s improved transmission, gear shifts are made smoother and manoeuvring through daily city traffic has become practically effortless.
The car’s compact body also makes it very easy for the driver to secure parking spaces. All these plus superior fuel economy and environmental performance makes the Suzuki Swift an ideal partner whether it be for long drives or for quick, short trips to and from school every day.
With his experiences with the Suzuki Swift, Kiefer recommends the car for first-time car owners. He quips, “For start-up drivers, if you want a car that fits your budget perfectly, offers comfortability and easy manoeuvrability, provides utmost safety and is low on fuel consumption, then I would definitely recommend the Suzuki Swift. It's really worth the price and it gives great value for money.”
Just like the fun and exciting sport of wakeboarding that Kiefer and his friends tried in Nuvali recently, the Suzuki Swift offers a fun and exciting experience with every single drive.