• Jan 23, 2006
In Suzuki’s ambitious plans to grow its global sales, GreenCarCongress is reporting via a Japanese subscription-based news site that the Japanese automaker will be bringing its Swift subcompact to the North American market as early as 2007. Suzuki has obviously noticed the “Small is big” mentality that’s gaining cred with consumers over here. As fuel efficiency rises in priority among North American consumers, a vehicle like the Swift emerges as a solid business case. While Suzuki has not indicated what powertrains would be offered for the Swift over here, the thought of a MINI-like pocket rocket with a Hyundai-like price couldn’t be more tempting.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 29 Comments
      • 8 Years Ago
      I had an 89' Suzuki Swift GTI and loved it. Sold it at 60,000 miles-nothing ever needed to be fixed. I recently bought an 05'Aerio SX with under 5,000 miles for my wife. These cars are a bargain even new. Do not pay list. If you look around you can find unbelievable deals on these cars. $3,000-5,000.- off list is a reality and if you buy slightly used you can really steal them. Not too many people know about these cars. Suzuki does very little advertising. I wouldn't buy the Korean versions, Reno, Verona,etc. Stick with the Japanese made cars. If you want Korean, go with Hyundai or Kia but you you won't find the 155 hp that's in the 05-06 Aerios. If the new Swift comes here to the USA I'm definitely buying one. Did you see the yellow WRC Rally car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just went to the Suzuki Canada site and the Swift shown for sale is obviously a rebadged Aveo. Now I am confused.

      Are we getting the cool Japanese version or the lame Korean badge job?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've driven an Aerio before for about a month while my car was in the shop for repairs and I was impressed overall with the amount of space and how it drove. It could've gotten a bit better mileage I suppose but it seemed a very solid car for the price.

      Everything I've seen so far about the Swift has been very positive and I love the look. I'd definitely consider replacing the wife's car with that if/when it's released in the US. If not that then the SX4 looks promising as well and a bit larger then the Swift.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Went to see the Swift and the Aerio and they are
      bigger inside than they look from the outside.

      Jean D. LaPalme.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cant wait to see it coming to the U.S. Getting tire of seeing honda and scions on the road. hopefully the one thats coming here wont be a strip down version.
      http://www.suzuki4.co.uk/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just wondering if anyone experienced problems with their 2006 Suzuki Swift which is also the Aveo and Wave. We purchased ours in summer 2006 in Toronto and the just been experiencing problems one after the other, some customer service (i.e. left packaging on brakes when card delivered, no manuals/mats) while other more operational such as the transmission controller had to be reprogrammed twice and now finally they have had to replace the control module as car kept losing acceleration. The problem has still not been fixed and its been 4 weeks in their shop. We want a new replacement or money back but Suzuki insists on trying to fix it. Any commenst will be helpful.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The car you bought is really a Daewoo even though it was sold thru a Suzuki dealer. I suggest you trade it in on a Suzuki SX4 or a Suzuki Aerio. Both of those cars are actual Suzuki's and not re-badged Daewoo's.
        Sorry you're having all those problems though. I bet the dealer will let you trade in your Daewoo.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Since the 2006 Swift is not now available in the US, why does the EPA have gasoline mileage estimates for it?

      http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/E-SUZUKI-Swift-06.htm

      http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/21774.shtml
      • 8 Years Ago
      Please bring the Swift GT/GTi and I would buy as many as I can afford and encourage all my friends and family to buy one too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hahahahah....wow,that's rich. Suzuki Canada has no immediate plans to introduce the new improved Swift until the 2010 redesign!!? Are they mental? Why? When every other car manufacture in the world is bringing in small cars due to the soaring gas prices,....especially here in Canada. By 2010, there will be all sorts of small cars in the market and the redesign Swift will have a tough time running against Toyota and Honda. Especially after giving them a 3 year head start in North America. Suzuki needs some one who's "Swift" making their marketing decisions, not the short sighted management that they're plagued with now. Un-real!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have a 1995 Geo Metro base/fleet 3dr model w/ 1L 3cyl engine and I get 54mpg on the highway and 48 city. This is gonna be great! I've owned a Suzuki Swift GTi (1992) and a 1996 Swift 3dr. My li'l Metro is getting up there in age and mileage and has survived two accidents in it's life. Bring it on!
      • 4 Years Ago
      everyone should drive one of these cars ! I got to drive one in china and can not beleive the great handling of the car . Good on gas ,40 plus depends on how you drive but get down on the pedal and have some fun . small outside but for my 6 foot tall, long legs plenty of room .But as alway's I have the same question ,what will the redesign be ?don"t change a thing it is great car
    • Load More Comments