Background and Identification
The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact automobile manufactured by Suzuki, a Japanese automaker. The Suzuki Swift is classified as a B-segment model in the European market and called a Supermini in the British Isles. The second-generation Suzuki Swift was introduced in September 2004 and was marketed as less of a “low price alternative” subcompact car and more of a “sporty” subcompact car thanks to its significant redesign.
The Suzuki Swift’s design and driving characteristics focused on the European market, and the second-generation Swift received four out of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The Swift was awarded the 2006 Semperit Irish Car of the Year award in Ireland.
The second-generation Swift was available with 1.3- and 1.5-liter petrol engines which are rated at 92 metric horsepower and 102 metric horsepower, respectively. It was available in three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback, and four-door notchback sedan body styles. Only the five-door body was available in China and Japan and included four-wheel drive as an option for the 1.3- and 1.5-liter petrol engines. A 1.2-liter engine with an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) was offered for the front-wheel-drive vehicles only.
Suzuki automobiles can be identified by the Suzuki emblem which depicts a stylized ‘S’ with the name “Suzuki” underneath in capital letters. The Suzuki emblem is usually included in the center front and back of the car. The name “Swift” is also included in capital letters on Suzuki Swift models, generally on the rear of the car.
Body and Chassis:
- Body Style:
- 3-door hatchback
- 5-door hatchback
- 4-door notchback sedan (Dzire)
- Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
- Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
- 1.3 L M13A I4 (petrol)
- 1.5 L M15A I4 (petrol)
- 1.6 L M16A I4 (petrol)
- 1.3 L DDiS I4 (diesel)
- 5-speed manual
- 4-speed automatic
- Wheelbase: 2,390 mm (94.1 in)
- 3,695 mm (145.5 in) (Swift)
- 3,765 mm (148.2 in) (Swift Sport)
- Width: 1,690 mm (66.5 in)
- Height: 1,510 mm (59.4 in)
- Curb Weight:
1,030–1,050 kg (2,271–2,315 lb)