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    It's a hard knock life for a Nürburgring rental car

    Rental cars get no respect. They're abused, misused and flogged mercilessly as athletes in Rental Car Olympics. And that's just at your everyday airport rental counter. The torture gets extreme for rental cars thrashed around Germany's infamous Nürburgring. Rent4Ring expects its customers ...

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    Video: Remembering Suzuki of America... in commercials

    American Suzuki Motors is leaving us, but as long as the lights are on at YouTube, its commercials will stay behind to remind of the times we shared. We dug up nine commercials – sort of like a Time Life infomercial for an entire brand – and among the starring actors are the X-90 ...

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    Report: Volkswagen drops "GTi" lawsuit against Suzuki

    Way back in 2004, Volkswagen took umbrage with Suzuki being granted permission to use the nameplate "SWIFT GTi" for a performance variant of its small-car offering (2012 equivalent seen here). Now, eight years and surely some very steep legal bills later, VW has finally dropped its claim against ...

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    Official: Maruti Suzuki stretches Swift into new Ertiga

    With over a billion people, the Indian market holds huge potential for any automaker. In fact, Suzuki makes a dedicated range of vehicles on the subcontinent specifically for the local market under the Maruti banner, and this is their latest. Dubbed Ertiga, it's essentially a lengthened Swift ...

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    Report: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire sedan may have world's shortest trunk

    While some would have you believe that Americans are unique in their general preference for traditional betrunked sedans over hatchbacks, don't let them sway you. There are plenty of markets in the world where trunklids are preferred to tailgates. But while sedans are typically viewed as larger ...

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    Tokyo: Suzuki debuts range-extended Swift EV Hybrid

    Suzuki hit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with a small flotilla of green-minded vehicles, including the Swift EV Hybrid. According to the company, most Swift buyers travel between 12 and 18 miles per day, so engineers designed this range-extended EV to cover that distance on pure electric power. A ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport sure looks like fun... for someone else

    Despite the on-again, off-again rumors about its potential voyage to the United States, the Suzuki Swift still remains a tasty piece of forbidden fruit. A shame, too, especially since this new Sport version sounds like it'd be quite the enjoyable steer. The Swift Sport was first previewed by the ...

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    Official: Suzuki to launch sprightlier Swift Sport in Frankfurt

    It's compact, sporty, has a manual transmission... and we don't expect it to arrive Stateside anytime soon. We're talking about the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport, which is set to make its official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact hot hatch is a tuned version of the standard Swift, ...

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    Geneva 2011: Suzuki Swift S-Concept puts its money where its name is

    Suzuki Swift S-Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Suzuki Swift is a genuinely good car, standing as something of an exception in Suzuki's lineup until recent additions like the SX4 and Kizashi came along. But calling it "swift" might be a bit of wishful thinking, if not ...

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    Video: How to build a Suzuki Swift in under 4 minutes, stop-motion style

    Suzuki Swift comes to life one frame at a time – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It may be calling out for some Peter Gabriel backing-music, but Michal Bakiewicz has put together what may be our new favorite "watch a car come to life" video to date. This stop-motion clip ...

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    Suzuki readying Swift S-Concept for Geneva

    Suzuki Swift S-Concept – Click above for high-res image
    With the Geneva Motor Show coming up in a matter of weeks, a whole mess of new debuts and concept cars are rolling in. The latest comes courtesy of Suzuki and its European operations. Called the Swift S-Concept, the show car looks ...

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    Report: Suzuki Swift delayed in the U.S., again

    2011 Suzuki Swift – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The on-again, off-again plans to bring the Suzuki Swift to the U.S. have been thwarted yet again as the automaker fleshes out its global product plans with its new partners at Volkswagen. According to Autoweek, the recently ...

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    Full Details: Suzuki reveals 2011 Swift

    2011 Suzuki Swift - Click above for image gallery
    You know the old conundrum, "Fast car slow or slow car fast?" If you've never heard it before, it's a bit of automotive philosophy that asks on a given road, would you rather drive a Lamborghini Murcielago at five-tenths, or a 1982 Honda Prelude ...

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    Suzuki reveals first images of new 2011 Swift

    2011 Suzuki Swift – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki has just dropped the first official photos of the new third generation Swift compact that goes on sale in Europe this Fall. The new hatch gets a slight smaller, but more powerful 1.2-liter inline-four that generates 93 ...

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    Suzuki Germany releases special Nürburgring edition Swift Sport - sort of

    Suzuki Swift Sport "Rock am Ring" edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When you think of the Nürburgring, and what cars come to mind? Porsche 911 GT3? BMW M5? Nissan GT-R? How about a Suzuki Swift? Now the Swift – especially in Sport guise – is one of those ...

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    Spy Shots: Americans, meet the next-gen Suzuki Swift you'll be driving

    Sixth-gen Suzuki Swift spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki finally seems headed in the right direction: away from a lineup clogged with SUVs towards one chock full of fun-to-drive cars. The SX4 was a good start and the Kizashi, in our estimation, is a home run. But the ...

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    REPORT: 2011 Suzuki Swift engineered to meet U.S. regulations

    Suzuki Swift Sport Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are things that Suzuki does well, and things it doesn't do so well. Among the former are its motorcycles and small cars like the Swift. Among the latter, well, just take a look at their success in the North American market. ...

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    American-made Formula Nippon car debuts at Fuji

    Just under a year since the concept was announced, two brand new 2009 Formula Nippon chassis, designed and built by California's Swift Engineering, have gone through shakedown trials at Fuji Speedway. Autoblog spoke to Team Toyota TOM'S Andre Lotterer, one of the first two F'pon pilots to take the ...

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    Maruti Suzuki unveils ironically named Swift DZire sedan

    Click above (if you must) for more of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire It's a shame that more of Suzuki's line-up isn't as well designed and executed as the nimble little Swift hatchback. But we swear, this was not what we had in mind. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the country's largest automaker and ...

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    2009 Formula Nippon cars to be made in USA

    Thirty-odd years ago, Japanese car manufacturers began designing and building cars specifically for the world's largest automotive market place: America. Sadly, the big three never returned the compliment and have yet to design a car tailored to the second largest market: Japan. However, ...


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