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The Suzuki Swift has been upgraded with new specifications as Australian-sourced production switches to from Japan to Thailand.

While there are no pricing or equipment changes to the base $15,990 Swift GA, the mid-spec Swift GL rises by $300 to $16,990 and adds cruise control and Bluetooth phone connectivity – a claimed $850 of extra value.

The range-topping $18,990 Swift GLX also adds cruise control, but for no extra cost.

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Suzuki Australia’s general manager Tony Devers said the product upgrades, signalling the start of Swift production at the company’s new factory in Thailand, also fulfil a promise made at the launch of the new Swift that cruise control would become standard on both the GL and GLX models.

“We’ve conducted several inspections of the [Thailand] plant and the product and come away extremely impressed by the quality,” Devers added.

Suzuki says Thai-built Swifts are in stock now, while production of the Swift Sport will remain based in Japan.

The Suzuki Swift is available in four model specification levels, all powered by a 70kW/130Nm 1.4-litre four-cylinder. The 1.6-litre Suzuki Swift Sport remains its own distinct model, according to the manufacturer, unchanged at $23,990.

 

Suzuki Swift manufacturer’s list pricing:
Suzuki Swift GA five-speed manual – $15,990
Suzuki Swift GA four-speed automatic – $17,990
Suzuki Swift GL five-speed manual – $16,990
Suzuki Swift GL four-speed automatic – $18,990
Suzuki Swift GLX five-speed manual – $18,990
Suzuki Swift GLX four-speed automatic – $20,990




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