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2021 Suzuki Swift in Australia from September

Suzuki Australia has confirmed its 2021 Swift hatchback will arrive in local showrooms in September – and the Swift Sport will be here in June. While pricing for the GL and GLX Swift will be announced later in the year, Suzuki has confirmed the Sport variant will start from $26,990 plus on-road costs. This represents a price increase of $1500 for the sportier version...

New Suzuki Swift breaks cover ahead of its arrival in a few months

The facelifted Suzuki Swift hatch has appeared online months before it is due to arrive in Australian showrooms. The images of the updated Suzuki Swift show subtle styling changes to the nose and tail. In addition to a flash of chrome in the grille and a different bend in the rear bumper, the 2021 Suzuki Swift is expected to get minor technology updates such as blind-zone warning, rear cross-traffic alert and a digital speed display in the instrument cluster...

Suzuki owners caught behaving badly in two different viral videos

Suzuki cars have been the subject two separate viral videos this month, with a Suzuki Jimny caught using a pedestrian bridge to make a U-turn in China, while a Suzuki Swift in Poland was captured flying through the air in a mind-blowing roundabout accident...

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Series II coming in May

The Suzuki Swift Sport pocket rocket will be getting a round of updates in May. The Series II model gets blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert safety systems, plus heated side mirrors. Outside there's a new hero orange/black two-tone paint option, and inside a digital speedo will be added. There are no mechanical changes, meaning the 103kW/230Nm 1...

Beat the bowser: five of the most economical new cars under $20,000

The price of petrol might be hitting 20-year lows but as night follows day the cost will go up. As many motorists look to save money amid the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most economical new cars under $20,000...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport gets 48V mild hybrid in Europe

The Suzuki Swift Sport hot (ish) hatch has picked up an electrified petrol engine in Europe that cuts fuel use and CO2 emissions by six per cent, helping its maker meet Euro 6 requirements. It also appears to offer less power and more weight than before, countered in part by an additional slab of low-down torque through electric assistance that promises to make it as responsive in most situations, and smoother from idle...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai Venue Australian drive

On this week's podcast you're joined by Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and James Wong. James attended the local launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue, and discusses what it's like to drive. Paul Maric speaks with Lamborghini's chief marketing officer, Katia Bassi. Trent was in Canberra last week for the local launch of the 2020 Peugeot 508, and James compares the Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift...

2017-19 Suzuki Swift recalled

Suzuki has issued two separate recall notices for the 2017-19 Swift and Swift Sport, over concerns about an issue with the airbag controller. According to the company, side airbags, curtain airbags and the seatbelt pretensioner could accidentally deploy when the rear doors are slammed shut because of incorrect software in the airbag controller...

CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...

Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019

Suzuki Australia will add the mild-hybrid Swift SHVS offered overseas to its local range, with the electrically-augmented BoosterJet powertrain set to touch down in 2019.  Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne yesterday, Michael Pachota, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, said the brand would be welcoming a hybrid option on a "very strong nameplate" next year, and the technology would carry a "very, very, very minor" price bump...