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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review

Fans of old school hot hatches will be delighted that the new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport adheres to the borrowed philosophy that always made it so fun: light is right.

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2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia
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2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia

Good news! Fans of the now-iconic Suzuki Jimny - a rugged little 4x4 that boldly goes where few other cars dare to tread - might be happy to know that the brand new (and un-revealed) version looks highly likely to come to Australia after all, potentially around November this year...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has arrived in Australia, priced at $25,490 before on-road costs — $2200 cheaper than the VW Polo GTI and $3500 less than the Renault Clio RS 200. The new Japanese pocket rocket picks up a new turbocharged engine shared in large part with the Vitara SUV. The 1...


Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison
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Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison

While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...


2018 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory
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2018 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory

The next-generation Suzuki Jimny has been snapped in its Hiroshima factory, revealing a boxy body and mildly-evolved face. Set to launch next year, potentially at the Geneva motor show in March, the compact off-roader is set to bring some much-needed mod-cons to the table. The current (third-generation) car has its roots in 1998, with power from a 1...


Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques
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Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company's local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018. Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque - a 70Nm leap over its predecessor...


Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show
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Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show

Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month's Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company's theme of making fun and unique small cars. Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below)...


Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings

In addition to the MG GS achieving a milestone five-star safety rating this week, the Kia Rio and Suzuki Swift light hatches were also awarded top marks this week by ANCAP, though the latter only applies to certain variants...


Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager
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Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager

Michael Pachota has been announced today as the new General Manager for the automotive division of Suzuki Australia, taking a similar path to his predecessor, Andrew Moore. Both had previously held the post of National Sales Manager before ascending to the top end of the Suzuki brand's automotive arm in Australia...


Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director
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Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director

Andrew Moore, only last week confirmed to be leaving his post at the top of Suzuki Australia's automotive branch, has been announced today as Managing Director of Renault Australia. Moore's move to Renault follows the announcement earlier this month that Justin Hocevar had left the French car maker's ranks, without explanation...


2017 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack review

Suzuki's popular city car has received a makeover. Here, we take a look at the sweet spot in the range, the Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack.

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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport details
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport details

The new Suzuki Swift Sport is on show at the massive IAA in Frankfurt at the moment, giving us our first in-the-metal look at this next-generation Japanese warm hatch. Painted on the stand in both signature canary yellow and in white, the new Swift Sport marks a sizeable step up over the well-liked but dated predecessor model...


2018 Suzuki Vitara facelift spied again
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2018 Suzuki Vitara facelift spied again

The facelifted Suzuki Vitara has been spied again during development testing, this time with slightly less camouflage. Despite the heavy black and white disguise concealing the front grille and bumper, we can see the facelifted crossover should get revised treatments at the front and rear...


2018 Suzuki Jimny spied testing, design leaked in presentation
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2018 Suzuki Jimny spied testing, design leaked in presentation

A camouflaged prototype believed to be the next-generation Suzuki Jimny has been spied this week for the first time, giving us a first look at the diminutive Japanese off-roader. Meanwhile, leaked images from a Suzuki product presentation unwraps the the design of the next-generation model...


2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review

The new Suzuki Swift gets the company's thrummy three-cylinder turbo in flagship GLX trim. Can it cut it at the top end of the light car segment?

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Suzuki Celerio dropped, for now
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Suzuki Celerio dropped, for now

The little Suzuki Celerio micro hatch has been dropped from the company's local line-up, with the company citing declining demand as the cause. One of the most affordable new cars available in the Australian market, starting at just $12,990 plus on-road costs, the Thai-sourced Celerio develops 50kW of power and 90Nm from its 1...


The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell

After six months in the CarAdvice garage, it's time to say goodbye to the Suzuki Ignis – a micro car we've come to love and appreciate for its value, flexibility and funky design.


2017 Suzuki Swift GL manual review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift GL manual review

Like the 2017 Suzuki Swift? There are better models in the range than the base version.

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