The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. The “Swift” nameplate had been applied for many Suzuki Cultus in export markets. The Suzuki Swift began in 1985 as a marketing and manufacturing rebadge of the Suzuki Cultus, the supermini manufactured and marketed worldwide across three generations and four body configurations-three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and two-door convertible -and using the engine of the Suzuki family G.
The Suzuki Swift was marketed Japanese domestic market (Jdm) as the Suzuki Cultus and elsewhere as the Suzuki Swift, Suzuki bend, Suzuki Jazz, Chevrolet Sprint, Chevrolet Swift and Sprint Metro, Geo and the Chevrolet Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Holden Irina and Subaru Justy. Versions of second generation Cultus and produced until 2007 in India and the car remains in production today in Pakistan and China. For more information on the first versions of Swift.
Suzuki Swift First Generation (2000-2004)
The Suzuki Swift first generation was introduced in 2000 for the Suzuki Cultus. Outside Japan, the “Suzuki COMPLIANCE” The name was used. Both three and five-door hatchback body styles were offered, although the three door was not offered as part of the standard in Japan. The Swift was powered by a new generation of Suzuki inline-four gasoline engines, the family of M. Engine displacements of 1.3 and 1.5-liters were offered, both with manual transmission and five-speed or optional four-speed automatic. The car found with either front or four-wheel drive. Vehicles equipped with 1.3-liter engine designated HT51S, with a version of the 1.5-liter HT81S allocated. The shorter three-door body variant formed the foundation of the Suzuki Swift Sport in Japan, or compliance Sport in export markets. Introduced in 2003, featured Bumpers, and equipped with a high-output version of the 1.5-liter engine. The Sport ceased production in 2005, with the regular Swift models remaining until 2006 for the Japanese market only.
Suzuki Swift Second Generation (2004-2010)
The Suzuki Swift second generation debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 2004. The design of the new Swift on the Concept S and Concept S2 concept cars at auto shows, in the years leading up to its launch. This generation of the Swift marked a significant departure with the previous models Cultus-based, with Suzuki redesigning the vehicle as less of a “low price alternative” subcompact and more of a ‘glance “subcompact. The Swift’s design and driving characteristics focused on the European market with its chassis refined through road-testing program across Europe.
The second generation of Suzuki Swift has received four stars out of five rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. It also was awarded 2006 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland. From the global launch in 2005, which was kicked off with a marketing campaign fronted by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo many European countries, the Swift has recorded above forecast sales in most markets. In Japan, sales figures have been twice the forecast and many European markets the model has been a runaway success.
The Suzuki Swift was available with 1.3- and 1.5-liter petrol engines, rated at 92 metric horsepower (68 kW; 91 hp) and 102 metric horsepower (75 kW; 101 hp), respectively. Was produced in Hungary, India, Japan, Pakistan and by Chang’an Motors in China. In China and Japan, only the five-door body is available, and the four-wheel drive is an option for the 1.3- and 1.5-liter petrol engines. A 1.2-liter engine is equipped with an automatic transmission, continuously variable (CVT) transmission was done by the front-wheel drive only. In Europe, Swift was launched hatchback three or five-door forms, and 1.3- and 1.5-liter petrol engines, and a 1.3-liter Addis engine supplied by Fiat. The 1.3 petrol is available with an automated manual transmission or four-wheel drive. Both the 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter petrol models are available with four-wheel drive, and hold the chassis numbers, and ZD11S ZD21S.
Suzuki Swift Third Generation (2010-present)
Third-generation of Suzuki Swift is being produced at Suzuki plant in Hungary from where it will be supplied across Europe. New car has its wheelbase extended by 50 percent over the last second generation has many visual updates. While the new car looks different from the old, and its design evolution of the great second-generation styling with a long look and more rounded. Post-September 2010 Swifts were tied with a heavily revised version of the K12 engine found in the Suzuki Wagon R +. In many countries, 3 generation of Suzuki Swift uses a 1.4 liter VVT petrol engine (K14B), which produces 95 hp. During September 2010 Suzuki in the United Kingdom released the third generation Swift onto British roads. A new generation is expected to include a 1.2 liter VVT petrol engine developing 92 BHP. In some countries, 3 generation of Suzuki Swift uses a 1.4 liter VVT petrol engine (K14B), which produces 95 hp.
In Thailand, Suzuki Swift made locally and is part of the Thai government’s eco-car. The car is sold with a CVT automatic transmission to the GA, GL and L variants; GA and GL variants are also offered with a walk and five speed manual without anti-lock brakes. For Malaysia Market was released on 12 July 2013. But the previous generation, a four-door saloon model was developed for India by Maruti in 2012. This is shorter than the previous generation; 3.99 m (157 in) falls under an important tax threshold at four meters in length.
Suzuki Swift Motorsport
In 2009 Peter Scott won the Suzuki Swift Cup, a swift junior cup and the British Rally Championship R1.
Suzuki Swift Awards
Suzuki Swift won more than 60 awards including the car of the year awards. Some of the awards given below: fun 1.Most drive a car in Japan car of the year awards 2006. RJC Japan car of the year 2006 & 2011. Indian car of the year 2012. In 2011 a small car by year BBC top gear India. Goldstar award by Wheels magazine in Australia. Best to buy a hot hatchback by UK magazine whatcar swift sport. Model line of cars in the city Argus France magazine. 2011 Small car of the year by the magazine AMI insurance autocar newzealand. Best Small Car ‘by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers Scottish car of the year awards 2010.