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New Suzuki Swift touches down ahead of June 2 launch

A batch of all-new 2017 Suzuki Swifts have arrived from the factory in Japan for the Australian launch on June 2, ready to help add some life to our flagging light car market. The new Swift - which replaces the seven-year-old outgoing model - is the latest in a line of new offerings from Suzuki, and by far its most important...

New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2, June launch confirmed - UPDATE

UPDATE, 24/4/17: The company's Australian arm has now confirmed a June debut for the 2017 Suzuki Swift. Pricing and details will be confirmed closer to launch. Suzuki Australia says it expects the brand new Swift, due in June this year, to battle the Mazda 2 for sales supremacy in the private (non-fleet) part of the market...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2017 Suzuki Swift revealed: New turbo engines and platform, sleeker design - UPDATE

This is the all-new, 2017 Suzuki Swift, which was revealed in Japan today ahead of its global rollout next year. It's still tiny and pared-back, but now has a suite of modern tech to broaden its buyer base. This new iteration of Suzuki's biggest-selling and most iconic model sports a design merely evolved from its predecessor's cutesy look, but the revisions elsewhere appear to be substantial...

2017 Suzuki Swift design and details revealed via leaked Japanese brochure

Details about the next-generation Suzuki Swift have been leaked online thanks to a Japanese brochure that's escaped into the wild. The brochure you see here was posted by user ganbaremmc on their LiveDoor blog. Although the resolution and quality of these photos aren't the best, we can make out basic details about the Japanese Swift range...

2017 Suzuki Swift front end caught undisguised

An undisguised next-generation Suzuki Swift hatch has surfaced online ahead of its expected launch early next year. The photo above was posted on the Ferd Facebook page, although it's not clear from who or where they sourced this picture. Given the design of the headlights and grille, the next-generation small hatch seems to have drawn more than a little inspiration from the Jaguar F-Type...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport has been spied for the first time during hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the regular Swift prototype spied in March, this vehicle sports a more prominent front spoiler with larger air intakes, side skirts, and a fatter rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes on each side...

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo - report

The 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport will reportedly draw power from a turbo engine when it debuts next year, according to UK magazine Autocar. The report, which offers no word on its source, claims the next-generation Swift Sport will do away with the enduring naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre engine, instead joining the growing brigade of turbocharged light hatches...

Suzuki Swift recalled for parking brake fix

Suzuki Australia is recalling 1454 vehicles from its current-generation ‘AZH414’ Swift and ‘416’ Swift Sport hatchback lines, introduced globally in 2010. The recall has been announced over concerns that a brake fluid leak could lead to brake failure. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the inner diameter of the cylinder that wraps around the parking brake may be too wide and as a result not sealing inside the caliper...

2017 Suzuki Swift: next-generation city car spied

The next-generation Suzuki Swift has been nabbed by our spy photographers on the streets of Europe. Although this pre-production Swift prototype is shrouded head-to-toe with a clip-on camouflage, we can see some of the design details of the new hatchback. At the top of the front fender we can see a character line running from the top of the headlights over the wheel arch before fading out part way through the front door...