• Aug 5, 2009
We've been hearing for quite some time that the subcompact Suzuki Swift could possibly make it Stateside, and while we think it probably should have made the trip about four years ago when the latest generation was first introduced, we'd still accept another fun-to-drive little hatchback with open arms.

With that in mind, it's with keen interest that we gaze upon these new spy photos of a left-hand-drive Suzuki Swift out and about testing in heavily camouflaged form. We can clearly see at least a passing familial resemblance to the newly-unveiled Suzuki Kizashi sedan, primarily in the revised Swift's mostly uncovered face.

According to the spy shooter, the next-gen Swift will be available with a range of gas and diesel engines across the pond and may be offered with both hybrid and all-wheel-drive options. We're not holding our breath for any of this to come to America, but Suzuki fans all around the nation are surely keepin' the faith. Hat tip to James!

[Source: Next Autos]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Im gonna be #2!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously...BRING IT. Will be good competition for Ford's Fiesta. Although I'd take the Swift Sport over it in a heartbeat. Hopefully we do get the sport version and they don't water it down for America.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think GM tied suzukis hands on brining cars to NA, Now there is no GM ownership and they started brining good cars :-). Swift is an excellent design and a nice car, In india it outsold almost all cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been in a Suzuki Swift (2004ish (current) model) in India and it is crazy good! I think it will sell extremely well in the US (the looks have aged VERY well; in fact, it still looks fresh) and will give Suzuki a much-needed shot in the arm for its US operations, given what (IMO) a relative disappointment the Kizashi has been (styling- and performance specs-wise, though it appears that because the SX4 is a subcompact and the Kizashi is supposed to be right above the SX4, the Kizashi will be compact rather than mid-sized).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring it already!!!!! How long can the wait go on? It is a brilliant car and the market is ripe for small cars in the U.S.....
        • 5 Years Ago
        from what I know working at suzuki in 07 and 08 they were going to try and bring it in 08 or 09 but it did not meet US regulations so they had to totaly redesign the car to meet US Japan and Europeen regulations to be able to sell basically the same car in all markets. so they are slating it to be a 2010 or 2011
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't really make out the front. I'm not digging the chrome trim around the grill. I think i like the current cars much better.




      Ihttp://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Suzuki/Splash/swift_sport_2.jpg

      • 5 Years Ago
      For me, first dibs on a Swift Sport.

      Btw, more spy pics

      http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evospyshots/234547/suzuki_swift_spy_shots.html

      • 5 Years Ago
      If this car comes out in the US I will be the first in line to get one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had a Swift GT back in the day. It had a spunky little look to it and was pretty fun to drive for it's dirt cheap price. The new thing looks a little funky... Still, I think Suzuki should focus on building cars of this nature rather than the new Kizashi.
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