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Suzuki Swift

2017 Suzuki Swift

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Suzuki’s popular hatchback gets a significant makeover

Introduced in 2000 as the Suzuki Ignis, the Swift was redesigned in 2004 and again in 2010 when the familiar third-generation model was launched. In 2017, the Swift passed into its fourth generation and received the company’s brand-new design language, which debuted on the Baleno hatchback. The redesigned Swift was launched in Japan in late December 2016 and made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Much like the Baleno, the new Swift is a big step forward in terms of styling. Unlike the third-gen car, which was a mildly revised version of the second-gen model, the new Swift boasts a new design language. In short, Suzuki finally dropped the styling cues it introduced all the way back in 2004 and moved the hatchback into the 21st century design-wise. The new Swift also rides on new underpinnings. Shared with the Baleno, the platform is about 15 percent lighter and increases body rigidity by about ten percent. The new platform should provide better driving dynamics and help the hatchback return improved fuel economy, a decisive factor in this highly contested niche.

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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport

A worthy competitor for the Polo GTI and Fiesta ST?

Introduced in 2000 as the Suzuki Ignis, the Swift was redesigned in 2004 and again in 2010 when the third-generation model was launched. In 2017, Suzuki brought the fourth-generation into the spotlight with the company’s brand-new design language, which debuted on the slightly bigger Baleno. Unveiled for the European market at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new Swift received its higher-performance Sport version a few months later, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Developed as a higher performance version aimed at similar offerings from Volkswagen and Ford, the Swift Sport has been around since 2005. The recipe was pretty much simple and revolved mostly around a slightly more powerful engine and a few chassis tweaks. Unlike hot-hatches like the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, the Swift Sport didn’t really stand out in the lineup styling-wise. But this changes with the new hatchback, which gained a more individual appearance and even a range of unique features. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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New Suzuki Swift Puts On Aggressive Suit In Frankfurt

New Suzuki Swift Puts On Aggressive Suit In Frankfurt

Will make you forget about the Polo GTi and Fiesta ST

While most Japanese automakers are enjoying success in both the United States and Europe, Suzuki hasn’t been doing particularly well in recent years. But that’s not to say that it hasn’t been trying. The last couple of years brought three brand-new Suzuki vehicles into dealerships — the Ignis, Baleno, and Swift — and the Japanese firm may be on its way to a better future, at least in some markets. Come 2017 and Suzuki is pushing things a bit further with a redesigned version of the Swift Sport.

The higher performance version of the small hatchback broke cover at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and it’s more appealing than ever. The new Swift design is perfect for the hot hatch treatment, and even though the performance might not be on par with the likes of the Polo GTi, the Swift Sport sure looks like it could outgun the competition. Of course, looks won’t it help it go faster, but it’s a significant progression compared to previous iterations of the Swift Sport. And, it’s worth looking into.

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2017 Suzuki Swift

2017 Suzuki Swift

Suzuki’s popular hatchback gets a significant makeover

Introduced in 2000 as the Suzuki Ignis, the Swift was redesigned in 2004 and again in 2010 when the familiar third-generation model was launched. In 2017, the Swift passed into its fourth generation and received the company’s brand-new design language, which debuted on the Baleno hatchback. The redesigned Swift was launched in Japan in late December 2016 and made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Much like the Baleno, the new Swift is a big step forward in terms of styling. Unlike the third-gen car, which was a mildly revised version of the second-gen model, the new Swift boasts a new design language. In short, Suzuki finally dropped the styling cues it introduced all the way back in 2004 and moved the hatchback into the 21st century design-wise. The new Swift also rides on new underpinnings. Shared with the Baleno, the platform is about 15 percent lighter and increases body rigidity by about ten percent. The new platform should provide better driving dynamics and help the hatchback return improved fuel economy, a decisive factor in this highly contested niche.

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The new Suzuki Swift Is Lighter and More Fuel Efficient

The new Suzuki Swift Is Lighter and More Fuel Efficient

Could be a solid alternative to the Polo and Fiesta

Although not the best looking and most practical car out there, the Suzuki Swift has been a popular choice in some European market thanks to its affordable sticker and cheap maintenance. It has fallen a bit too far behind the competition in recent years, but the new-generation Swift that just made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show should put Suzuki back on the map in the challenging subcompact hatchback segment.

As we learned back in December 2016 when the car made its global debut in Japan, the new Swift is a big step forward in terms of styling, following in the footsteps for the similarly sized Baleno. The hatchback also rides on new underpinnings that are about 15 percent lighter and provide better driving dynamics and help improve fuel economy.

The dated styling of the previous Swift is finally gone, replaced by modern features and an overall sportier stance. The smaller headlamps, the larger grille, and the dynamic looking front bumper give the Swift a front fascia that can stand out next to any other competitor in this segment. Although simple, the rear section feels fresh and practical at the same time, with the wider tailgate providing easier access to the trunk.

The cabin is also a big improvement over the previous design. The larger infotainment screen, the round A/C vents and the sportier instrument cluster make the Swift a nice place to spend time in. Tech includes a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, maps, music, and USB port.

As usual, motivation is provided by small-displacement engines, starting with the 1.2-liter Dualijet rated at 89 horsepower and 89 pound-feet. The 1.0-liter, three-cylinder Boosterjet with 109 horses and 125 pound-feet is available in the more expensive trims. Just like the Baleno, the Swift uses the SHVS mild hybrid system with lower emissions. Suzuki also introduced a revised version of its AllGrip Auto four-wheel-drive system, which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling.

Pricing is not yet available, but the new Swift goes on sale in the U.K. on June 1st.

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2014 Suzuki Swift SZ-L Special Edition

2014 Suzuki Swift SZ-L Special Edition

The Suzuki Swift debuted in 2000, but its roots stretch back to the debut of the Cultus in 1983, which was rebadged as the Swift in countries other than Japan. The second-gen Swift hit the market in 2004 and the third — and current — generation launched in 2010. Heading into the 2014 model year, the Swift receives a new SZ-L Special Edition that receives some fancy paint work.

Oh, look. It’s a Suzuki. More importantly, or at least in this particular instance, it’s a Suzuki Swift SZ-L Special Edition! Wait, this is a special edition model?

The term "Special Edition" is supposed to apply to something truly special. Unfortunately, the automotive industry is prone to abusing this term, so we are not surprised to hear that this "special edition" Suzuki isn’t really all that special.

This Swift SZ-L does have features that standard Swift models don’t have, so we have to give Suzuki some credit here. Suzuki is packaging the Swift SZ-L Special Edition by adding an exclusive two-tone metallic paint finish with a choice of either a Boost Blue or a Cosmic Black hue. Both colors come with a contrasting Cool White roof, not to mention a rear spoiler, and door mirrors.

And...that’s about it.

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2013 Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R

2013 Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R

Suzuki UK just added a new model to its Swift lineup. Called the Swift Sport SZ-R, this new special edition has been specially designed for those customers who want to combine a very distinctive look with a fun-to-drive experience.

The new Swift Sport SZ-R is painted Cosmic Black combined with a contrasting Ablaze Red roof and door mirrors. When compared to a standard Sport model, the new SZ-R version also adds a new rear spoiler painted red. Each unit receives special SZ-R badges on the side, and on the inside it has uniquely numbered door-sill guards. Also for the interior, you will notice the same combination of black with contrasting red on the gear shift knob and carpet mats.

The SZ-R model uses a VVT engine that delivers a total of 136 horsepower and sprints the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 121 mph.

The new Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R will be limited to only 100 units. It will be put on sale at a starting price of £14,249 (about $22,500 at the current exchange rates).

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2011 Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid

2011 Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid

Until now Suzuki didn’t launch any hybrid on the market, but in the latest years has presented a few green concepts which prove us that they conduct serious researches on this type of technologies.

One of the most anticipated models is the Swift Hybrid, presented in its concept stage at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2009. After two years the concept was presented again to the public, but this time it came with a series of modifications, being closer to the production version.

Like its predecessor the 2011 concept was based on the conventionally powered Swift model, but it come with a few different elements which gave it a unique character.

Under the hood the 2011 Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid was equipped with the same 660 cc engine and the 54 kW motor found at its predecessor, but this time the hybrid system offered a higher range.

Apart from the reworked drive train, the entire exterior has been also modified. More changes were made inside were the car get a new color scheme and a futuristic instrument panel.

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2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki will be unveiling the new generation Suzuki Swift Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Compared to the original Swift Sport launched in 2006, the new model has a more aggressive and dignified exterior look, with a low-slung form and a big front grille. The interior will offer a high-quality look and feel, as well as design features that heighten excitement about the driving experience.

The model will be powered by a 1.6-liter M16A engine - developed exclusively for the Swift Sport model. The new engine will be mated to a specially developed six-speed manual transmission. Also, thanks to struts with internal rebound springs and an exclusive rear-suspension design, the new Swift Sport will offer superior cornering stability and brisker, more responsive handling.

The list of safety features will include: a light, stiff, impact-absorbing body, seven airbags (including curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag), and an ESP (Electronic Stability Program).

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2011 Suzuki Swift Samurai Design

2011 Suzuki Swift Samurai Design

Who said the automotive world stops when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors?

For one, Japanese automaker Suzuki doesn’t seem to think so. While a lot of its contemporaries will be heading to Geneva in full force with their latest automotive offerings – to be fair, the company’s going to be there too – Suzuki will be pulling the covers off of a limited edition Swift that will be exclusively sold in Italy.

The model, which is being called the Swift Samurai Design, was on full display in a number of dealerships in Italy on February 27th and 28th, 2011. The Swift Samurai Design will be based on the ‘Style’ trim level of the five-door Swift and will come with a number of special details to go along with whole ‘Samurai Design’ theme. For starters, the car will be painted with a ‘Red Passion’ exterior finish with the roof and the side mirrors sporting the old Imperial Flag of Japan. Then there’s the matter of the tinted windows, the black pillars, and the custom logos found on each side of the car. Unfortunately, the car will only be limited to these aesthetic designs and will not come with any mechanical or performance upgrades. What that means is that the car will be sporting the same 1.2-liter Dual VVT engine that produces 94 horsepower.

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2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept

2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept

The last time the Suzuki Swift was sold in the US, Facebook wasn’t born yet, Britney Spears was still the biggest name in music, and America just experienced the worst terrorist act on US soil.

Time sure has passed, hasn’t it?

While Suzuki has yet to reveal details as to whether the Swift will be making a comeback in the US, the Japanese automaker has nevertheless gone ahead with plans of introducing a concept version of the Swift at the Geneva Motor Show.

Called the Swift S-Concept, the car is being positioned as a sporty and aggressive coming-of-age model from the Japanese automaker’s Swift model. Judging from the teaser photos Suzuki released, the S-Concept does have some aesthetic attitude to it, especially with the feline-looking front fascia and the presence of what appears to be a rear roof spoiler.

Overall, the Swift S-Concept looks the part of what Suzuki is hoping to build on for their future models. It’s got style, class, and a bonafide mean streak, qualities that should bode well for what a production version could look like.

Details on the Suzuki Swift S-Concept after the jump.

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2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept

2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept

Suzuki is getting a head start on the Beijing Auto Show by announcing a brand new concept car called the Swift R that is said to preview the future Swift Sport. The Beijing show is a long way off - taking place in April 2011 - but Suzuki wanted to start talks about the future sports version of their smallest model early to keep everyone’s interest piqued from now until the show. A lot is riding on this model because Suzuki wants to attain the same kind of success they experienced with the old Swift R.

The style of the concept is inspired by the Suzuki supersport motorcycles, especially the GSX-R 1000. It features a front bumper with enlarged air intakes, rear spoiler, and wheel arches increased significantly in order to change the character of the Swift.

No words yet on what type of engine under the hood, but we presume there will be a 1.4 liter TSI engine that will deliver either 150 hp or 180 hp. It will most likely be combined with a 7-speed DSG transmission.

Stay tuned for more details!

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2010 Maruti Suzuki Swift One Million Edition

2010 Maruti Suzuki Swift One Million Edition

Back in March, Maruti Suzuki reached a very important milestone when they reached their landmark of selling one million cars a year. It took them a few months, but they are ready to celebrate that milestone by releasing the "Swift One Million Edition." The Swift was specifically chosen for this honor due to the fact that the one millionth car was aSwift. The special edition will only be built in a limited number of 1000 units.

The "Swift One Million Edition" will be available in a specially created "Goldsmith Black" color with tons of features that will allow the Swift to stand out that much more. Some of the features include splendid graphics, a special integrated stereo with USB and speakers, luxurious leather seats, cushions, foot-mats, and an artistic decal on the exteriors.

"The interiors of the Swift One Million Edition have aesthetics of a commemorative edition. The new features and the characteristic body graphics together compliment the sporty character of the Swift. We are confident that this special edition will bring pride to the select owners who get to possess it."

"It is indeed a moment of pride for us. Swift One Million Edition is our gesture to show gratitude to our customers who have strongly supported us in our journey to reach milestone of one million sales in one year."

Press release after the jump.

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First interior photos of the new Swift

First interior photos of the new Swift

The car that everybody simply loves is upon us. The new Suzuki Swift supermini will be ready soon and, for your enjoyment, we have a few new details and photos, including the first shots of the interior.

There aren’t many exterior design changes to speak of, but the interior gets some of the cues from the Kizashi, which we will be reviewing this month. There are new LCD displays, new switchgear, and metallic accents.

Suzuki has also confirmed to Autocar that there will be a Sport version of the Swift and it is highly probable that it will get the current 1.6-liter motor.

The Swift gains a few inches this year, as the wheelbase has grown by 50mm and the overall length increases by 90mm. Luckily, despite the size increase the weight is down. The body is lighter and stiffer than before and the front and rear tracks are 10mm and 5mm wider.

For the car’s launch there will be a 1.2-liter petrol engine that will produce 92 horsepower and 87 pound-feet of torque. This new motor will be replacing the old 1.3 and, despite the loss of .1 of a liter, this new engine is more powerful. A manual gearbox will be standard with an automatic as an option.

Fuel economy is around 56.5 miles per gallon, an improvement of 7.8 miles over the last motor. The Swift will emit about 116 grams of CO2 per kilometer. There will also be a 1.3 diesel that will be able to get 67.3 mpg. That will be ready by early 2011.

We think that the new Swift will cost around £11,000 but that is just a guess at this point.

We’ll keep you posted on any further details that become available.

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2011 Suzuki Swift

2011 Suzuki Swift

Suzuki unveiled today the first official details on the third generation Swift that will go on sale this autumn. The new Swift comes with new styling, impact safety, driving performance, handling, improved fuel consumption, and significantly lower emissions. The vehicle will be built in the Magyar Suzuki Corporation production facility at Esztergom, in Hungary.

The new Swift will be powered by a new 1.2-liter petrol engine incorporating Dual VVT (Variable intake and exhaust valve timing) that delivers a total of 94 HP at 6,000rpm and 118Nm at 4,800rpm. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 56.5mpg. It also comes with a new bodyshell lighter and stiffer than before.

Suzuki will also be releasing a 1.3-liter diesel engine in the UK at the beginning of 2011. This engine emits 109g/km and has an impressive combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg. These figures are much better than the 119g/km and 62.8mpg from the outgoing Swift DDiS.

The 2011 Suzuki Swift sees a longer bonnet line and larger head lamps and tail lamps to add to the already taller, longer, and wider body for this model. There is not much to say about the interior since pictures of it were not made available yet. Suzuki says that they will use black as its keynote color with accents of silver throughout the car.

More pictures and pricing will be available later on in the summer.

UPDATED 06/23/2010: Suzuki has released the first interior photos of the 2011 Suzuki Swift. Check them out after the jump!

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Suzuki Swift spotted undisguised in Hungary

2011 Suzuki Swift spotted undisguised in Hungary

Seeing as the new 2011 Suzuki Swift is going to be built in the company’s plant in Esztergom, Hungary, it would seem pretty obvious that the first set of completely undisguised photos of the company’s new hatchback would be taken in that part of the world.

Well, it took longer than any of us expected, but somebody finally spotted the new Swift in all its glory - well, in all it’s rear glory, to be exact. A driver was able to see a number of Suzuki Swifts being carried around on a vehicle transporter and had the instinct to snap up a few photos of Suzuki’s new hatchback minus all the camouflaging. Granted, he was only able to take photos of the rear of the car, but it’s still better than most of what we’ve seen of the car so far.

Specifics surrounding the new Swift are still being withheld until after Suzuki officially releases the first batch of official photos and specs of the new car, which, fortunately, will happen on Thursday, June 10. In the meantime, these photos should be enough for us, at least until Thursday.

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Tokyo-bound: Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Tokyo-bound: Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid Concept

The Tokyo Motor Show is shaping up to become a personal showcase of Japanese car brands after most of the international delegation decided to skip the event.

One local brand that’s expected to participate in the event is Suzuki, where the brand is already on tap to unveil a Swift-inspired plug-in hybrid concept. The concept’s hybrid drivetrain is similar to that being used on the Chevy Volt – a drivetrain that houses both a small gasoline engine and a lithium-ion battery pack.

The car, which is being pegged to be exclusively electrically-powered, runs after it’s charged from any electrical socket and as soon as the battery runs low, the engine revs up to power a generator that charges the battery.

If that confused you, look at it this way: the gasoline engine isn’t used to make the car run. It’s used to charge the batteries SO the car can run.

Pretty nifty, don’t you think?

Further details behind the Swift hybrid have yet to be disclosed, but as soon as any new information becomes available about the car, we’ll definitely provide more updates.

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2008 Suzuki Swift Sport “N'Style Rally” Edition

2008 Suzuki Swift Sport “N’Style Rally” Edition

In order to increase the sales of their Swift model, Suzuki released another special edition based on the small vehicle. The Suzuki Swift Sport “N’Style Rally” Edition is a tribute brought to the Japanese carmaker’s “Group N” Junior Championship Rally car and will be built in a limited edition of just 500 units, each at a price of €17,900.

Painted in black and covered with Suzuki Motorsport’s logos, each unit comes with a 1.6 liter engine capable of developing 125 hp but also with a new body kit consisting in a front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a rear wing.

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Suzuki Swift production reaches 1 million mark

Suzuki Swift production reaches 1 million mark

In a world where compact and fuel-efficient cars make more sense than big and thirsty ones, this news comes across without any surprise at all. The Swift hatchback from Suzuki has brought several laurels to company and it now surpasses global production of one million cars.

Loved by audiences across the globe and interestingly by tuning companies, the Swift was launched less than four years back intended mainly for the European markets as its design and styling took shape with feedback from there.

Suzuki’s Hungarian plant produces vehicles entirely for Europe which contributed more than 306,000 to the total. Since its launch in the UK, over 36,500 Swifts have been sold showing that it has been received very well by the English people.

The car was first built in Japan, followed by Hungary, China, India and recently Indonesia and Malaysia. There is always this trend followed by manufacturers to change the styling of a car, when releasing it in markets abroad, but interestingly the Swift has undergone little or no changes in its appearance. Now, here’s a lesson for other small car manufacturers- If you plan on making a hatchback for global markets, use feedback from Europe to design the car.

The petrol models, especially the 1.6-litre Sport, are popular for their acceleration and mileage, but the award winning Multijet engine from Fiat under the diesel Swift’s bonnet requires a special mentioning. In countries like India where diesel is preferred over petrol in the small car segment, the manufacturer is unable to meet the demands for the diesel version, thanks to this fabulous engine, which has won infinite hearts.

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Suzuki Swift XG Aero Kit

Suzuki Swift XG Aero Kit

Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled today a new kit for the well-known Suzuki Swift: the XG Aero. The new kit unveils new design lines found in the front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper and rear roof spoiler. Unfortunately the kit is ] not available on the Swift Sport version with the 1.6 liter engine capable to develop 125 hp. No words about the price yet!

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2008 Suzuki Swift "Black and White" Edition

2008 Suzuki Swift "Black and White" Edition

Limited to just 1200 units, the new Suzuki Swift “Black and White” will be on sale in the German automarket beginning June 2008. As the name suggest the new limited version of the Swift will be available in two colours: pearl black and pearl white.

Optionally for the car is the stylish tuning kit which includes a front lip spoiler, side skirts and a rear lip. What comes as standard are the 16” wheels, “Black and White” badges and a Clarion DVD/Navigation system. Everything at a price of 16,900 euros.

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HKS Suzuki Swift Sport

HKS Suzuki Swift Sport

HKS, a well-known Japanese tuner, unveiled its latest work for customizing the Suzuki Swift Sport. The exterior of the car says it all! The aero kit includes front lip, rear lip, roof spoiler and side mirror caps, all made out of carbon fiber. The rear also features double exhaust system together with a stylish air difusor built in order to offer better stability.

hks eshaust system

The HKS Suzuki Swift Sport features 18” alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama 215/35 R18 tires in order to offer better handling. The engine of the car remained the same: the 1.6-liter power plant is capable of producing 125 hp which is more than enough for the vehicvle. The customers who think all of the tuning parts mentioned are not enough, HKS offers them the option to upgrade the suspension and braking systems and also the chassis.

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2007 Suzuki Swift tuned by Mattig

2007 Suzuki Swift tuned by Mattig

Haw often do you heard of a Japanese car tuned by a German tuner? Or at least do you remember of one? Here is a Suzuki Swift tuned by Matting Tuning. The small city car received a sporty treatment to improve the overall look and as far as possible the cars dynamic comportment.
After a session of esthetic surgery the car is proud to present some of the updates. The front bar was replaced by a new one which incorporates aggressive spoilers. The badge is now half covered, but I don’t know if I (...)

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2007 Suzuki Swift Sport

2007 Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki will exhibit at the 2006 Paris Motor Show [September 28 to October 15] the Suziki Swift Sport - the European specification Swift Sport based on the 3-door Swift. It is produced at Magyar Suzuki Corporation in Hungary and sales will start in the autumn. Sales of the Japanese specification Swift Sport started late last year and its performance and dynamic design have been well accepted there since its launch.

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