Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift (Japanese: スズキ・スイフト, Suzuki Suifuto) is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki. The vehicle is classified as a B-segment marque in the European single market, a segment referred to as a supermini in the British Isles. Prior to this, the "Swift" nameplate had been applied and purchased from Swift Engineering (previously known as Swift Cars)[citation needed] to the rebadged Suzuki Cultus in numerous export markets since 1983 and became its own model since 2004.[2][3] Currently, the Swift is positioned between Ignis and Baleno in Suzuki hatchback global lineup.

Suzuki Swift
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Third generation Suzuki Swift
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki
ProductionSeptember 2004[1] – present
Body and chassis
Class
Chronology
PredecessorSuzuki Cultus hatchback

PredecessorsEdit

International (1983–2003)Edit

The Suzuki Swift began in 1983 as a marketing and manufacturing rebadge of the Suzuki Cultus, a supermini (or subcompact) 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 Suzuki G engine family.

The Swift was marketed in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) as the Cultus and elsewhere as the Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Forsa, Chevrolet Swift, Chevrolet Sprint and Sprint Metro, Geo and Chevrolet Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Holden Barina and Subaru Justy. Versions of the second generation Cultus were also produced until 2007 in India and the car remains in production until 2016 in Pakistan and China. For more information on the initial versions of the Swift, see: Suzuki Cultus.

Japan (2000–2006)Edit

Suzuki Swift (HT)
 
2000–2003 Suzuki Swift (Japan)
Overview
Also called
Production2000–2006
AssemblyJapan: Kosai, Shizuoka
DesignerHiroshi Tsuburai (Swift Sport)[4]
Body and chassis
Body style3/5-door hatchback
Layout
RelatedSuzuki Kei
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length
  • 3,615 mm (142.3 in)
  • 3,620 mm (142.5 in) (RS)
  • 3,630 mm (142.9 in) (Swift Sport)
Width
  • 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
  • 1,645 mm (64.8 in) (RS)
  • 1,650 mm (65.0 in) (Swift Sport)
Height
  • 1,515 mm (59.6 in) (RS)
  • 1,520 mm (59.8 in) (Swift Sport)
  • 1,540–1,545 mm (60.6–60.8 in)
Curb weight920–970 kg (2,028–2,138 lb)

In Japan, the Swift nameplate was introduced in 2000 as a replacement for the Suzuki Cultus. Outside Japan, the "Suzuki Ignis" name was used. Both three- and five-door hatchback body styles were offered, although the three-door was not offered as part of the regular lineup in Japan.

The Swift was powered by a new generation of Suzuki inline-four gasoline engines, the M family. Engine displacements of 1.3- and 1.5-litres were offered, both with a five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. The vehicle was available with either front- or four-wheel drive. Vehicles fitted with the 1.3-litre engine were designated HT51S, with the 1.5-litre version assigned HT81S.[5]

The three-door body variant formed the basis of the Swift Sport in Japan, or Ignis Sport in export markets. Introduced in 2003, it featured redesigned bumpers and was fitted with a higher-output version of the 1.5-litre engine, producing 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp). The Sport ceased production in 2005, with the regular Swift (1.3-liter SE-Z trim) remaining until 2006 and sold side by side with the first generation global version Swift since November 2004.[2]

First generation (RS; 2004)Edit

First generation
 
3-door hatchback 1.5 XS (pre-facelift)
Overview
Production
  • September 2004 – 2010 (Japan)[1]
  • February 2005 – 2010 (Hungary)[2]
  • May 2005 – 2011 (India)[2]
  • June 2005 – 2018 (China)[2]
  • May 2007 – 2010 (Malaysia)
  • 2007–2011 (Indonesia)
  • November 2009 – August 2021 (Pakistan)[2][6]
Assembly
DesignerYasukazu Yuki and Hirohito Matsumoto[8][9]
Body and chassis
Body style
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,390 mm (94.1 in)
Length
  • 3,695 mm (145.5 in) (pre-facelift)
  • 3,755 mm (147.8 in) (facelift)
  • 3,765 mm (148.2 in) (Swift Sport)
Width1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height
  • 1,510 mm (59.4 in) (FWD)
  • 1,535 mm (60.4 in) (AWD)
Curb weight1,000–1,100 kg (2,205–2,425 lb)

RS413/413D/415Edit

The global version of the first generation Swift[2] was debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 2004. The design of the Swift was previewed on the Concept S and Concept S2 concept cars at auto shows, in the years leading up to its launch.[3] This generation of the Swift marked a significant departure with the previous Cultus-based models, with Suzuki redesigning the vehicle as less of a "low price alternative" subcompact and more of a "sporty" subcompact.[10] The Swift's design and driving characteristics focused on the European market with its chassis refined through a road-testing program across Europe.[11]

The first generation Swift has received four stars out of five ratings in the Euro NCAP crash tests.[12] It also was awarded 2006 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland.[13]

Since its global launch in 2005, which was kicked off with a marketing campaign fronted by the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in many European countries, the Swift has recorded above forecast sales in most markets. In Japan, sales figures have been twice the forecast and in many European markets, the model has been a runaway success.[citation needed]

The Swift was available with 1.3- and 1.5-litre petrol engines, rated at 91 PS (67 kW; 90 bhp) and 102–110 PS (75–81 kW; 101–108 hp), respectively. It was produced in Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and by Chang'an Motors in China. In most market, only the five-door body is available, and a four-wheel drive is an option for the 1.3- and 1.5-litre petrol engines. A 92 PS (68 kW; 91 bhp) 1.2-litre engine fitted with an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) was offered in front-wheel drive only. In Europe, the Swift was launched in three- or five-door hatchback forms, with 1.3- and 1.5-litre petrol engines, and a 1.3-litre DDiS turbodiesel engine supplied by Fiat. Both the 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre petrol models are available with four-wheel drive and hold the chassis numbers, ZD11S and ZD21S.[14]

Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited started producing the first generation Swift in November 2009 and only available with 1.3-litre M13A petrol engine and paired with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions. The first generation Swift was discontinued in Pakistan in August 2021.[6]

In Indonesia, the earlier Swift was imported from Japan and from 2007 to 2011, it was assembled locally at Suzuki Indomobil Motor's production plant in Bekasi, West Java. It was only offered with a 1.5-litre M15A petrol engine, mates with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions. There were several special editions with Swift Sport bumpers, sold as GT (2007), GT2 (2009) and GT3 (2010), respectively.[15] There was also a special edition called GTS with body kits launched in July 2009.[16]

Maruti Suzuki SwiftEdit

The Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in India on 25 May 2005 with the familiar 1.3-litre SOHC 16-valve G13BB petrol engine seen in Maruti Esteem. Later, in early 2007, Maruti introduced the Swift with a Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Fiat's DDiS turbodiesel engine. In 2010, due to the new BS-IV emission norms, Maruti replaced the 1.3-litre petrol engine with the more modern 1.2-litre DOHC (later model has VVT) K12M engine.[17]

Suzuki Swift DZireEdit

The first generation Maruti Suzuki DZire is the sedan version of the first generation Suzuki Swift. The Swift DZire was launched on 26 March 2008.

Changan Suzuki SwiftEdit

Suzuki's joint venture in China, Changan Suzuki, started producing Swift for the Chinese domestic market in Chongqing from July 2005.[2] Two petrol engines were available; 1.3-litre SOHC G13BB engine producing 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp)[18] and 1.5-litre DOHC VVT M15A engine producing 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp).[19] Both engines are mated with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the later was available with a 4-speed automatic transmission option. A limited edition Swift with new sporty bumpers called Champion Edition was introduced in June 2010.[20][21]

While the new generation Swift was prepared for the global market, Changan Suzuki continued producing this generation by giving its first facelift by using Swift Sport bumpers and rear lights in October 2010, skipped the 2007 facelift for the global market model. Suzuki did testing the new generation Swift in China but decided only offered the Japanese imported high performance Swift Sport instead.[22][23]

The second facelift occurred in 2013 and it has similar front bumper styling as the refreshed second generation Swift.[24]

The sales was axed when Suzuki decided to withdraw from Chinese market to focus in India in September 2018.[25] Over 350.000 units Swift were sold in China from 2005 to 2019.[26]

Swift Sport (RS416; 2005-2012)Edit

In October 2005, Suzuki launched the Sport version of the new Swift in Japan named Swift RS, and in September 2006 the model was introduced in most European markets. Named "Swift Sport", it is powered by an enhanced M16A unit, a high-revving 1.6-litre, naturally aspirated DOHC VVT four-cylinder engine with an 11.1:1 compression ratio, high lift cams, forged pistons, and strengthened valve springs. The 1.6-litre engine produces 125 PS (92 kW; 123 bhp) and 148 newton-metres (109 lb⋅ft) torque. At 3,765 mm (148.2 in), the car is 70 mm (2.8 in) longer than the standard Swift. The Swift Sport features sportier bumpers and spoilers, a stiffer suspension, twin exhaust pipes, red sport seats (with Recaro seats optional) and four-wheel disc brakes on 16-inch wheels. The European Swift Sport features five-speed manual transmission, the three-door body variant, 17-inch wheels (16-inch also available) and electronic stability control (ESC).

SafetyEdit

Second generation (AZG; 2010)Edit

Second generation
 
3-door hatchback (pre-facelift; United Kingdom)
Overview
ProductionJune 2010 – 2017
Assembly
DesignerHisanori Matsushima, Hirohito Matsumoto, Tetsuya Ozasa, Akihito Igarashi, Takashi Maeda and Hiroyuki Tokuda[29][30][31]
Body and chassis
Body style
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,430 mm (95.7 in)
Length
  • 3,850 mm (151.6 in)
  • 3,875 mm (152.6 in) (RS facelift)
  • 3,890 mm (153.1 in) (Swift Sport)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height
  • 1,510 mm (59.4 in) (FWD)
  • 1,535 mm (60.4 in) (AWD)
Curb weight960–1,090 kg (2,120–2,400 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorSuzuki Baleno (Indonesia)

AZG412/413D/414Edit

The second generation Swift was unveiled on 26 August 2010. It went on sale in Japan on 18 September 2010. The second generation Swift is being produced at Suzuki's plant in Hungary started on 11 June 2010[28] and it will be supplied across Europe. The new car has its wheelbase extended by 50 millimeters over the previous generation and has many visual updates. While the new car looks different from the old one, its design is an evolution of the radical first generation styling with a longer and more rounded appearance. During September 2010, Suzuki in the United Kingdom released the second generation Swift onto British roads.

The new generation is expected to feature a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine (K12B) developing 92 PS (68 kW; 91 bhp). In some countries, the second generation of Suzuki Swift uses a 1.4-litre VVT petrol engine (K14B) which produces 95 PS (70 kW; 94 bhp).

In Thailand, the Swift is built locally since March 2012[2] and is part of the Thai government's eco-car program. The car is sold with a CVT automatic transmission on GA, GL and GLX variants; GA and GL variants are also offered with a five-speed manual transmission without anti-lock brakes.[32] Another variant with Japanese market RS bodykit was later added as RX trim.

For the Indonesian market, the Swift was launched on 20 September 2012 at the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show and sold in two trim levels, GL and GX, with manual or automatic transmission. The GS trim level was added on 6 June 2015, which was launched at the 2015 Jakarta Fair. Sales of the Swift in that market were ended in April 2017. It was replaced by the Baleno hatchback in August 2017, which is slightly bigger and positioned in the same class as the Swift, as the third generation Swift is not released in that market.

For the Malaysian market, the Swift was released on 12 July 2013.[33]

2013 updateEdit

For 2013, Suzuki updated the Swift with some minor cosmetic changes such as a revised front bumper, L-shaped LED daytime running lights on the foglamp housings, fresh 16-inch wheels, LED-type high-level brake lamp and new seat fabric design.[34]

For the Japanese market, it features Suzuki's newly developed DUAL JET ENGINE as well as Suzuki's ENE-CHARGE system and ECO-COOL, implemented from the Suzuki Wagon R. The new DUAL JET ENGINE uses the dual-injection system on its 1.2-litre petrol engine and it works by increasing vaporisation, making combustion more efficient. It channels fuel to two intake ports instead of only one per cylinder. With the Dualjet technology and the ENE-CHARGE, fuel economy is now up to 26.4 km/L, calculated based on JC08 mode.[35][36]

Swift S-ConceptEdit

 
Suzuki Swift S-Concept

The Swift Sport was previewed by the Swift S-Concept which was showcased at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show.[37] The concept car is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission.[38] At Paris, it was rumored that the next Swift Sport would get a 152 PS (112 kW; 150 bhp), a 22 percent increase over the 2010 model. Riding on 18-inch wheels, the car now features a large spoiler, new headlights and rear lighting clusters. It has also been brought closer to the ground. Inside, designers included bucket seats, a new steering wheel, different instrumentation and carbon fiber trim.

Swift Sport (AZG416; 2012–2017)Edit

The 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport is powered by a revised 1.6-litre four-cylinder (M16A) engine producing 136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp) and 160 N⋅m (120 lb⋅ft). The 2012 model comes with the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a high performance CVT transmission with seven-speed manual mode and paddle shifters.[39]

Riding on lightweight 17-inch alloys, the car now features a rear spoiler, a large front grille, body kit, new HID headlights and rear lighting clusters. The ground clearance is also lower than the normal version. Inside, designers included leather bucket seats with sporty red stitching and a "Sport" mark, a new steering wheel, and different instrumentation.

In January 2014, The Swift Sport was updated to include a 6.1-inch combined satnav/dab radio infotainment touchscreen as standard.

Swift Sport SZ-REdit

In the United Kingdom, Suzuki has released another special edition of the Swift, the SZ-R, with a list price of £14,249 and limited to just 100 units. The SZ-R has a 136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp) VVT engine and is capable of doing 0 to 62 mph in 8.7 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 121 mph, while returning 44 mpg. It is equipped with seven airbags, auto air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and USB port, rear privacy glass and 17-inch wheels.[40][41]

In August 2014, Suzuki launched this vehicle for Brazilian market simply as Swift Sport R. It has higher engine output, claimed producing 142 PS (104 kW; 140 bhp).[42]

Maruti Suzuki SwiftEdit

The all-new second generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in August 2011 and available with 1.2-litre K-series petrol and new 1.3-litre DDiS engines inherited from the previous generation Swift Dzire sedan. Maruti Suzuki later launched the midlife facelift of Swift on 28 October 2014. The facelift comes with both cosmetic and mechanical upgrades.[43]

Swift DZireEdit

Suzuki Swift DZire (Chile)

As with the previous generation, a four-door notchback saloon model was developed for India and export markets by Maruti was launched in February 2012. This is shorter than the previous generation; now at 3,995 mm (157.3 in) it falls underneath an important tax threshold at four metres of length.[44] It shares its mechanicals with the hatchback. Like the previous generation, changes to the suspension have been made. It also has two-tone beige and black interiors, unlike the hatchback's all-black interiors.

SafetyEdit

Third generation (A2L; 2017)Edit

Third generation
 
2017–2020 model Suzuki Swift SZ5 Boosterjet SHVS (United Kingdom)
Overview
Production
  • December 2016 – present (Japan)
  • 2017–present (India/Thailand)
  • 2018–present (Myanmar)
Model years2017–present
Assembly
DesignerKimitoshi Sato and Toshiyuki Koike[50]
Body and chassis
Body style
Layout
PlatformHEARTECT platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor
Transmission
Hybrid drivetrain
  • SHVS MHEV (Boosterjet SHVS, Dualjet SHVS) 12 or 48-volt Integrated Starter Generator(ISG)
  • Parallel HEV (Dualjet Hybrid) 100-volt Motor Generator Unit (MGU)
BatteryLithium-ion
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96 in)
Length
  • 3,840–3,855 mm (151.2–151.8 in)
  • 3,890 mm (153.1 in) (Sport)
Width
  • 1,695 mm (66.7 in) (Japan)
  • 1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height
  • 1,495–1,500 mm (58.9–59.1 in) (FWD/Sport)
  • 1,520–1,525 mm (59.8–60.0 in) (AWD)
Curb weight
  • 840–1,000 kg (1,851.9–2,204.6 lb) (FWD)
  • 975–1,025 kg (2,149.5–2,259.7 lb) (AWD)
  • 965–1,025 kg (2,127.5–2,259.7 lb) (Sport)

The third generation Swift debuted in Japan on 27 December 2016.[51] The hatchback is built on the HEARTECT platform which made its debut in 2015 and is the same lightweight platform used for the production of the hatchbacks Baleno and Ignis. This new lightweight platform made the third generation Swift roughly 10% lighter than the previous generation.[52] Only 5-door body style is available, even though the car looks like a 3-door because the door handles are moved to C-pillar. Despite having similar size as the previous generation (10mm shorter, 10mm lower, 40mm wider and 20mm longer wheelbase), the boot space is also roughly 20% more spacious (now 246 litres, up to 579 liters when the rear seats folded), but still smaller than its competitors.[52]

This generation also the first that using the newly developed Boosterjet direct injection turbocharged petrol engines and Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) mild hybrid technologies. The compact and lightweight 12-volt hybrid system features a belt-driven Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), which assists the engine during acceleration and helps recoup energy via regenerative braking. In Japan, a 100-volt full hybrid model is available for the 1.25-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, it is connected to a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) and 5-speed clutchless automated manual transmission (AGS).[53]

Additional safety kits are also updated, such as; a forward-facing camera and laser sensors that deliver lane departure warning and high-beam assist, along with autonomous emergency braking.[52]

The European market Swift is no longer built by Magyar Suzuki in Hungary, it is now supplied from Japan and also exported to areas including Asia, Oceania and Latin America.[54] It is also manufactured in India, Thailand and Myanmar.[54][55] The Indian built Swift is exported to Africa, some part of Asia, some part of Latin America and Middle East.

Swift Sport (A2L414)Edit

Suzuki officially unveiled the Swift Sport at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged K14C Boosterjet engine shared with the Vitara S. The engine makes 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) DIN at 5,500 rpm and 230 N⋅m (170 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 2,500–3,000 rpm. It comes equipped with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Aesthetically, the Swift Sport has a completely new front and rear bumpers, a rear spoiler, 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust, wider tyres, a front chin spoiler and red accents interior.

For Italian market, a limited edition Swift Sport BeeRacing was launched in March 2018.[56] In June of the same year, 100 units limited edition Swift Sport, called the Red Devil was announced for Australian market.[57]

In May 2019, a limited edition Swift Sport Katana was launched for Dutch market only. The limited edition hot hatch pays tribute to the new Suzuki Katana 1000 bike. Built in a limited run of only 30 units, it comes in two colours, 15 units Premium Silver Metallic and 15 units Super Black Pearl paints.[58][59]

In June 2020, Suzuki launched Swift Sport with Suzuki's SHVS 48-volt mild hybrid technology for European market to meet Euro 6d emission standard. Still with the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine (now called K14D Boosterjet), revised with dual VVT and smaller turbocharger. It is now makes 129 PS (95 kW; 127 bhp) at 5,500 rpm and 235 N⋅m (173 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 2,000–3,000 rpm and also 55 kg heavier than the old 6-speed manual non-hybrid model.[60] This version is also available in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Another limited edition for Italian market was launched in February 2021 to celebrate Suzuki MotoGP's 7th world championship title after Joan Mir won the 2020 MotoGP season. Dubbed as the World Champion Edition and only 7 unit were available for sale.[61]

Special and limited editionsEdit

Similar special/limited edition of Swift with Japanese market honeycomb grille, front and rear spoiler, sidekirts, decals (not all markets) and additional accessories was launched in India, Philippines, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom and several other markets.[62][63][64][65][66]

A special edition based on XG trim called XR Limited was launched for Japanese market in October 2018. The car received sporty exterior and interior packages from RS trim, several additional safety kits and comfort features.[67]

In Thailand, a special edition called Swift GL Max Edition was launched in November 2020. Equipped with black coloured body kit, crossover-like flare fenders, shark fin antenna and decorated quad exhaust pipes.[68] Another special edition with different body kit called GL Plus was launched in August 2021.[69]

In New Zealand, limited editions called SR, SR2 and SR3 with similar concept as the previous generations Swift were available from 2018 to 2021. The most notable changes were the wider 205/45 sport tires and 17-inch black alloy wheels.[70][71][72]

2020 faceliftEdit

The Suzuki Swift received a minor facelift in May 2020 for the Japanese market.[73] European market received the facelifted model in September 2020.[74] It was also released in November 2020 for the Mexican market,[75] and in February 2021 for the Thai and Indian market.[76][77]

The hatchback received new radiator grille, alloy wheels and dual tone colour option. Some features from the higher trim now become available for lower trims,[78][79] some markets also received new features from other markets which was standard in the pre-facelift model.[80] The engine is also revised for markets with stricter emission standards (see below). The 12-volt mild hybrid system has also been upgraded with a bigger 10Ah battery, replacing the old 3Ah unit to boost energy recovery.[78]

PowertrainEdit

It is equipped with either a 1.25-litre 4-cylinder K12C Dualjet dual injectors petrol engine developing 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) and 120 N⋅m (89 lbf⋅ft) of torque or a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder K10C Boosterjet direct injection turbocharged petrol engine for the global market developing 111 PS (82 kW; 109 hp) and 160–170 N⋅m (118–125 lbf⋅ft) of torque, both engines are available for regular and mild hybrid forms depending on the market. As standard, all engines are mated with a 5-speed manual transmission (6-speed for Swift Sport), this transmission is also standard for mild hybrid (pre-facelift) and AWD (1.25-litre only) models in Europe. The 1.25-litre engine can be selected with CVT transmission option and the 6-speed automatic transmission option is available exclusively for the turbocharged engines.

For the Japanese market, the 1.25-litre K12C Dualjet engine is offered in three variants; regular petrol engine, mild hybrid and full hybrid, depending on the trim levels.[81] Unlike in Europe, the AWD model can be ordered with CVT transmission option and the full hybrid model is only available with a 5-speed clutchless automated manual transmission (AGS).[81] The 1.0-litre turbocharged engine was also offered in RSt trim until May 2020 and only available with automatic transmission. The engine is tuned to run with regular octane petrol (90-95 RON) which is only producing 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) and 150 N⋅m (111 lbf⋅ft) of torque.[82]

In India though, it is expected to come equipped the familiar 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) 1.2-litre 4-cylinder K12M petrol engine and a 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) 1.25-litre Fiat-sourced (D13A) turbodiesel engine variant from the previous generations. The former is also available in Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and several Asian countries; while the latter was only available for Indian market and discontinued in April 2020.[83]

The Thai-market third generation Swift received the reworked 1.2-litre K12M engine with Dualjet technology in February 2018.[84][85]

For the 2021 European model, due the implementation of Euro 6d emission standard, both 1.0-litre turbocharged and 1.25-litre engines were replaced by a brand new 1.2-litre K12D Dualjet dual VVT engine with 12-volt mild hybrid system and become standard engine in Europe.[78][79] This engine is also available for the facelifted Swift in New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. In February 2021, the facelifted Indian market Swift received a brand new BS6 compliant 1.2-litre K12N Dualjet dual VVT engine.

Several countries in Latin America received K12C Dualjet mild hybrid engine option in November 2021, the engine is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Petrol engines
Engine Displacement Power Torque Acceleration
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
Top speed Transmission
K10C Boosterjet
I3-T
996 cc (61 cu in) 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) at 5500 rpm (Japan)

111 PS (82 kW; 109 hp) at 5500 rpm
150 N⋅m (111 lb⋅ft) at 1,700–4,500 rpm (Japan)

160 N⋅m (118 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–3,500 rpm (automatic)

170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 1,700–4,000 rpm (manual)
10.6 s (manual)[86]

10.0 s (automatic)[87]
190 km/h (118 mph) (automatic)

195 km/h (121 mph) (manual)
5-speed manual

6-speed automatic
K10C Boosterjet SHVS
I3-T
111 PS (82 kW; 109 hp) at 5,500 rpm
+
3.1 PS (2 kW; 3 hp) at 1,000 rpm
170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 1,700–4,000 rpm
+
50 N⋅m (37 lb⋅ft) at 100 rpm
5-speed manual
K12C
Dualjet

I4
1,242 cc (76 cu in) 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 6,000 rpm

91 PS (67 kW; 90 hp) at 6,000 rpm (Japan)
120 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) at 4,400 rpm 11.0 s (CVT)[88]

11.9 s (manual)[86]

12.6 s (AWD)[89]
170 km/h (106 mph) (AWD)

175 km/h (109 mph) (CVT)

180 km/h (112 mph) (manual)
5-speed manual

CVT
K12C Dualjet SHVS
I4
90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 6,000 rpm
+
3.1 PS (2 kW; 3 hp) at 1,000 rpm
120 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) at 4,400 rpm
+
50 N⋅m (37 lb⋅ft) at 100 rpm
K12C Dualjet Hybrid
I4
91 PS (67 kW; 90 hp) at 6,000 rpm
+
13.6 PS (10 kW; 13 hp) at 3,185–8,000 rpm
120 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) at 4,400 rpm
+
30 N⋅m (22 lb⋅ft) at 1,000–3,185 rpm
5-speed AGS
K12D Dualjet SHVS
I4
1,197 cc (73 cu in) 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) at 6,000 rpm
+
2.7 PS (2 kW; 3 hp) at 8,00 rpm
107 N⋅m (79 lb⋅ft) at 2,800 rpm
+
35.4 N⋅m (26 lb⋅ft) at 499 rpm
12.2 s (CVT)[90]

13.1 s (manual)

13.8 s (AWD)[91]
5-speed manual

CVT
K12M
I4
83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) at 6,000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) at 4,200 rpm 12.0 s (manual)[92]

12.9 s (CVT)[93]

13.5 s (AGS)[92]
165 km/h (103 mph) (AGS)

170 km/h (106 mph) (manual)
5-speed manual

5-speed AGS (India/Africa)

CVT
K12M Dualjet
I4
108 N⋅m (80 lb⋅ft) at 4,400 rpm 5-speed manual

CVT
K12N Dualjet
I4
90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) at 4,200 rpm 13.2 s (AGS)[94] - 5-speed manual

5-speed AGS
K14C Boosterjet
I4-T
1,373 cc (84 cu in) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 5,500 rpm 230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–3,500 rpm 8.1 s (advertised)

7.3 s (manual)[95]

7.0 s (automatic)[95]
210 km/h (130 mph) 6-speed manual

6-speed automatic (not available in Europe)
K14D Boosterjet SHVS
I4-T
129 PS (95 kW; 127 hp) at 5,500 rpm
+
13.6 PS (10 kW; 13 hp) at 3,000 rpm
235 N⋅m (173 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–3,000 rpm
+
53 N⋅m (39 lb⋅ft) at 3,000 rpm
9.1 s (advertised)

8.2 s[96]
6-speed manual
Diesel engine (India)
Engine Displacement Power Torque Acceleration
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
Top speed Transmission
D13A DDiS
I4-TD
1,248 cc (76 cu in) 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 4,000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 13.6 s (manual)[97] 160 km/h (99 mph) 5-speed manual

5-speed AGS

Suzuki Dzire/Swift SedanEdit

Maruti Suzuki Dzire (India)

Suzuki released the three-box sedan derivative of the third-generation Swift on 16 May 2017 in India as the Dzire. For the first time, it drops the Swift badge from its name. The second-generation Dzire continued to be produced and sold exclusively to fleet operators, while being rebadged as the next generation Swift Dzire Tour. Suzuki claims that the third generation DZire has 55 mm better rear legroom, as compared to the previous model. Moreover, the boot space has been increased to 378 litre.[98]

SafetyEdit

Swift EV conceptsEdit

The Suzuki Swift Plug-in hybrid concept car was unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The Swift Plug-in concept has an all-electric range of about 30 km (19 mi) drawing on a lithium-ion battery pack. When the battery is running low a small 0.66 L engine kicks in to power a generator that charges the battery.[106][107][108]

In May 2010, Suzuki announced a demonstration program with 60 Swift Plug-in hybrids in Japan scheduled to start by late 2010.[106][109] Initially sales of the Suzuki Swift plug-in hybrid electric vehicle were scheduled to begin by 2013.[108]

The plug-in car is powered by a 75 PS (55 kW; 74 bhp) and 180 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft) AC synchronous motor and a 2.66 kWh Li-ion battery pack. Average fuel consumption, calculated by combining fuel consumption during operation on electric power from grid charge and fuel consumption during hybrid operation after depletion of the battery pack is 37.6 km/L on the JC08 cycle (88.4 mpg US, or 2.7 L/100 km). Grid charge time for the battery is approximately 1.5 hours @ 100 V and 1 h at 200 V.[106][109]

In March 2014, Maruti Suzuki announced that it will provide several copies of the production version, renamed "Swift Range Extender" as part of a pilot project to be conducted in partnership with the Indian government during 2014 to 2015. According to Maruti's tests, the Swift Range Extender delivers a combined fuel efficiency of up to 48.2 km/L (136 mpg‑imp; 113 mpg‑US), with an all-electric range of 25.5 km (15.8 mi). The battery takes nearly 90 minutes to get fully charged. Maruti is awaiting for the implementation of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020, which will define the government's purchase incentives for plug-in electric cars.[110]

Nameplate use with other vehiclesEdit

From 1995 to 2001, the Suzuki Swift nameplate was reused for the second generation Geo Metro in the United States and Canada. It was still based on the previous generation Cultus/Swift's platform and only available as a 3-door hatchback.

In 2003, the first generation 5-door hatchback Chevrolet Aveo was marketed in Canada as Suzuki Swift+ and discontinued in 2011.

MotorsportEdit

The Suzuki Swift Sport is well known for being competitive in rallying, especially under 2.0-liter class. In 2007 and 2010, Per-Gunnar Andersson and Aaron Burkart won the JWRC S1600 rally class and also dominating the top three from 2006 to 2010. In 2009, Luke Pinder won the British Rally Championship R1 class.[111] The Swift Sport also successful in All-Japan Rally Championship (ja), it won in JN1/JN4 class (1.5-2.5 L) from 2016 to 2020. In Italy, Suzuki Swift has been used for Suzuki Rally Cup since 2012 and followed by Rally Italia Talent since 2019.

In 2019, Michael Hopp and Steve Pittmanit won the 2019 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour E class, finished at 21st place with 113 laps.

SalesEdit

Sales of the Swift had reached cumulative worldwide sales of 6 million units in May 2018.[112] In India, ever since its launch in 2005, the Swift steadily increased its sales in line with the market expansion due to economic growth, such as by adding diesel variants and sedans. Of the 6 million units, units sold in India account for approximately 54% of them. Also, approximately 17% were sold in Europe and approximately 10% were sold in Japan.[2] By June 2008, cumulative sales of the Swift reached 1 million,[2] 2 million in January 2011,[2] 3 million in January 2013,[2] 4 million in August 2014,[2] 5 million in April 2016[2] and 6 million in May 2018.

Year Japan Europe[113] India Thailand China[26] Pakistan[114] Mexico
2005 56,034 9,097
2006 92,902 23,709 220[115]
2007 121,038 15,584 1,272[116]
2008 98,715 16,328 2,016[117]
2009 80,616 31,994 2,573[118]
2010 58,431 142,549[119] 50,589 2,353 2,870[120]
2011 31,339[121] 64,340 127,916[122] 42,469 4,080 4,232[123]
2012 43,108[124] 59,423 186,797[125] 33,591 7,040 6,203[126]
2013 40,926[127] 51,878 199,257[128] 30,533 6,096 7,116[129]
2014 39,382[130] 49,854 202,831[131] 13,340[132] 35,068 5,128 7,542[133]
2015 31,473[134] 54,442 206,924[135] 10,908[136] 21,680 3,490 6,901[137]
2016 44,378 168,555[138] 8,032[139] 19,324 4,143 6,150[140]
2017 38,442[141] 38,576 167,371[142] 8,080[143] 13,714 4,245 7,344[144]
2018 36,628[145] 55,654 223,630[146] 13,393[147] 6,516 4,916 11,015[148]
2019 33,238[149] 59,875 191,900[150] 18 5,050 10,011[151]
2020 28,108[152] 51,134 160,765[153] 10,320[154] 1,828 8,765[155]
2021 23,415[156] 175,052[157] 8,017[158] 2,316 8,212[159]

AwardsEdit

The Suzuki Swift has won more than 60 Awards including car of the year awards since its introduction as a global model.

  • Most fun to drive car in Japan car of the year awards 2006[160]
  • RJC Japan car of the year 2006, 2011 and 2018[161][162]
  • Indian car of the year 2012[163]
  • 2011 small car of the year by BBC Top Gear India[164]
  • Goldstar award by Wheels magazine Australia[165]
  • Best buy hot hatchback by Whatcar magazine UK for Swift Sport[166]
  • Best model in city cars by L'argus magazine France[167]
  • 2011 Small car of the year by AMI insurance autocar magazine New Zealand[168]
  • Best Small Hatchback award by Otomotif magazine Indonesia 2013, 2014 and 2015[169]
  • Best Small Car' by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers in Scottish Car of the Year Awards 2010[170]
  • Indian Car of the year 2019[171]
  • 2019 The Budget Car of the Year award by Cars.co.za South Africa[172]

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