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.
Click past the jump to read more about the Suzuki Swift SZ-L Special Edition.
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).
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.
Suzuki UK has unveiled a special edition SX4 SZ-L especially for the UK market. This small crossover features a styling package that gives the exterior and the interior of the Suzuki a little extra. It will be offered in two colors - Silky Silver Pearl and Cosmic Black - and will be priced at £13,145. The new edition will go on sale this week, ready for the ‘60’ registration plate.
The SX4 SZ-L version will be distinguished by unique Gunmetal colored roof rails, a new front grille, alloy wheels, and front and rear skid plates. For the interior, the SX4 will receive a new style Alcantara trim in light gray plus a three spoke leather steering wheel with Gunmetal stitch detailing and six disc in-dash CD changer.
The SX4 SZ-L special edition will only be offered in two wheel drive format with 120PS 1.6-liter petrol engine and manual transmission. With a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 10.7 seconds, the SZ-L version will have a fuel consumption of 45.6mpg with emissions of 143g/km.
Press release after the jump.
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.
When people think of racing, they typical don’t think of Suzuki. And if they do, it’s probably not the Kizashi that is on their mind, but a suped up race bike. Well, Suzuki wants to change all of that with their new special edition Kizashi that will compete in the Blown Gas Coupe category at Bonneville on August 14. The special edition Bonneville Kizashi gets a rigid structure, composed platform, suspension tuned on the famed Nurburgring, and available all-wheel drive system.
The car is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine that delivers 500 wheel hp at 7000 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. It also gets a new intake manifold, a tuned ’long tube’ header, forged rods and pistons, a Turbonetics turbocharger, a new 3.5-inch exhaust, and full synthetic 5W-20 racing oil from Lucas Oil. It’s main target will be to hit a top speed of 200 mph.
The Kizashi platform has been upgraded with the use of new coilovers, steel wheels seam welded, and speed-specific 15x7-inch Goodyear Front Runner rubber. An air dam has been added to reduce the air flow under the car and window straps and hood pins keep the hood and glass attached to the car. If the Suzuki Kizashi gets out of hand, there is always the parachute to bring it to an immediate stop.
UPDATE 08/19/2010: The Bonneville Special just clocked an average run of 203.720 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, breaking the previous record of 202.301 mph in the Blown Gas Coupe category in the process!
Press release after the jump.
Suzuki UK unveiled today a new special edition for the UK market. The new Alto SZ-L will go on sale this week and will be limited to just 500 units. It comes standard with air conditioning; pollen filter and side airbags; front fog lamps and various exterior and interior upgrades. It will carry a price tag of £8,170.
The new edition is based on the SZ3 mid grade model and is distinguished by stylish new design wheel caps, black fog lamp surrounds and black ‘B’ pillar trims as well as SZ-L embossed tailgate trim and black side mouldings for extra protection when parked. SZ-L is available in either Superior White or Bright Red non metallic colors.
On the interior the new Alto SZ-L gets SZ-L carpet mats; silver colored trim for gearshift knob, side ventilation louvers, door openers, heater control, gear lever and door handle surrounds with SZ-L individual theme.
Press release after the jump.
No, this is not a special-edition Suzuki Alto; although one would think that given the lot of weirdly-tuned cars roaming the streets of Japan, somebody would actually have one of this in their garage.
As the only carmaker that’s set to participate at the International Green Week from January 15 to 24, Suzuki is headed to Berlin, Germany with a custom-covered, fish-scale designed Alto complete with a fin on the roof of the car.
Aesthetically, the car looks hideous; nevertheless, we understand – and appreciate – the message Suzuki is trying to bring out by bringing the vinyl-wrapped ‘fish’ Alto to the world’s biggest food, agriculture, and horticulture fair in the world.
It’s not so much that they’re going there to proudly display their mini hatchback, but to support the International Green Week in however way they can – even if it means dressing up an Alto in some fish scales.
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.
In order to celebrate the 3 million units sold in Japan, Suzuki launched a limited version of the Wagon R and Stingray. The new editions will feature new front grilles, incorporated foglamps, new side skirts, alcantara-covered seats, rearview mirrors featuring LED indicators and the same 660cc engine.
With these two new versions the Japanese manufacturer hopes to achieve even better sales and due to the prices of $10,500 for the 2WD Wagon R and $12,500 for the 4WD Stingray. The bad news is that the vehicles will be available exclusively on the Japanese market.
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.