Suzuki Swift Reviews

The FZ Swift released in 2011 was an evolutionary model explained Suzuki executives when trying to justify the little apparent visual change from the EZ model that preceded it. So successful had the EZ been that they simply wanted to build on it rather than reinvent the wheel with an entirely new model was their very logical explanation. The EZ had given the Suzuki brand new life when it hit the local showrooms in 2004...Read more
We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars as we ask the questions to which you want the answers. But there's only one question that really needs answering would you buy one? What is it? The design has stood the test of time and it is still fourth in its segment The Suzuki Swift needs no introduction. It has been a huge success for the company. In its second generation it's...Read more
Suzuki Swift was a big seller in Australia in the 1980s and ‘90s, but was inexplicably discontinued in 2000. Realising they had made a mistake, the importers introduced an all-new Swift in February 2005. The older Swifts, which incidentally were also imported by Holden and badged as Barinas are also worth a consideration but are so different to the later models that we will cover them in a separate used-car feature. The 2005 Suzuki Swift...Read more
The Suzuki Swift hatch holds a special place in the hearts of Australian drivers, especially those who remember the peppy little GTi version last seen in 1999. With the blink-and-you'll-miss-it-new-model Swift update in 2010, fans were disappointed that the GTi still wasn't back on the list. For now, the Swift Sport is about as close to a GTi as Suzuki is likely to get. So is it convincing enough to coax buyers into its brick-like...Read more
It's neither the fastest nor the best but the Swift Sport offers a lot of bang for your buck. The five-door hatch is a cracker and plants a huge smile on the dial. The test car was bright yellow with tinted glass. It looked the part and harks back to the days of the original hot hatches, such as the first Golf GTI . It's not the quickest, but its light 1060kg kerb weight and...Read more
They don't follow through with this philosophy as much with their cars but in the new Swift Sport you can see the link. It spins out to 7500rpm for starters, has a close ratio short shift manual gearbox and now, features more weight saving technology such as the "hollow" lightweight alloy wheels. As it stands, the new Swift Sport, at 1060kg is quite svelte compared to five door competitors. And it shows in the drive...Read more
There are pretenders in life and cars are no different - some have the looks but no talent to back it up. The Swift Sport is not one of these charlatans and just because the Sport dwells below $30,000 doesn't mean there's no fun to be had. Suzuki's updated Swift Sport follows a well-worn hot-hatch formula that in some ways the brand was key in creating - little car, slightly bigger engine - to provide...Read more
Char-grilled hatchbacks are more fun than a stick and almost as cheap. However, some people get personal joy in wringing the neck of small engines in little hatchbacks. Fortunately, since the 1970s kickstart of the Peugeot 205 GTI and Volkswagen Golf GTI, there's still a string of car makers willing to pump out a line of cars once called hot hatches, now more like toasted on the grill. Suzuki - like Daihatsu, Nissan and Toyota...Read more
Hyundai Veloster and Suzuki Swift go head-to-head in this comparative review.Read more