• Dec 14, 2007
As we mentioned in an earlier post today, the Swift hatchback would be a great addition to Suzuki's lineup in the U.S. Much better than a mid-size truck, at least. The Swift is a well regarded little car in markets abroad where it's sold as a three- and five-door hatch, but if this spy shot supposedly taken at Suzuki's manufacturing plant in India is to be believed, a sedan version of the Swift is right around the corner. After glancing at the design, however, we're not so sure that's a good thing. The image was originally hosted on the GM Inside News forums by member indica (NOTE: the image was originally posted by amitverma on the team-bhp.com forums), and the comments that follow are not flattering. Panel gaps wide enough to drive, well, a Suzuki Swift through and tons of unoccupied space between the wheels and the wells in which they sit are tops on the list of what's wrong with this car, though we think the back end just look fugly. Those taillights look similar to ones used on the Yaris Sedan, and they don't look good on the Toyota, either. Unfortunately we have no information about the Suzuki Swift Sedan other than what this pic provides, but we'll keep our feelers out for more.

[Source: team-bhp.com, GM Inside News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Yea, that must be a preproduction car. The regular Swift hatchback is not nearly that bad....But yes, the rear end is hideous - this is a car that should have stayed a hatchback.
      I guess they do need a saloon car to compete with the Honda City and Ford Ikon and Mitsu Lancer and such (Ok, I haven't been following the Indian car market that much recently, forgive my lack of knowledge of the latest trends there), but they could just make a lower end version of the SX4 sedan (which is already there) to go along with the higher end, Baleno replacing model thats on sale. Put in the 1.4 or 1.6L engine, take out the leather, put on steel wheels, it should be in the same price range as the City...And it isn't hideous like this is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This image is originally taken from http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/32528-swift-sedan-exclusive-pics.html.

      INDICA from gminside has taken the picture from TeamBHP.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is supposed to be launched here in India by this year end so they should be building up inventory by now and if you look at the picture, there is another sedan being assembled at the back - not a preproduction model... just a tacky rear job.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good grief look at those joints and seams, bad, bad,.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that would be great. it will going to replace esteem also very good comption for renualt logan & tata indigo
      • 7 Years Ago
      ((HAIRBALL ALERT))!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This picture looks "wrong", not in the sense that the car is bad, but it looks edited.

      The panel gaps at the rear are weird, and more "in focus" than the rest of the car.

      I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's been "digitally enhanced"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those lights look way better on the hatch, this sedan is just plain ugly in my book. Even if they fix the gaps, which I am sure they will, it will still be one ugly car.

      Great gas mileage (probably), and price (probably) are the two things this car will have going for it self.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bangle Butt anyone?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wrong source!!!
      The guy on GMI did plagiarism.
      Original pic taken by amitverma on the link below.

      http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/32528-swift-sedan-exclusive-pics-10.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      Swift was designed to be a hatchback... Putting a trunk on it is just plain sin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree with you. I've seen this car on it's official site http://www.marutidzire.com. This is a beautiful car. Check it there, you will agree
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