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2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best City Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best City Car Finalists: Kia Picanto Kia Rio Suzuki Swift Toyota Yaris Volkswagen Polo The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition price and specs

2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition pricing and specification detailed Limited-run city car celebrates 100 years of Suzuki globally Buyers get a black spoiler, decals and new badging Priced from $24,990 drive-away The 2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition will go on sale in Australia this month to celebrate 100 years of the Suzuki brand worldwide...

Q&A: Most economical cars under $30,000?

Hey CarAdvice, I am looking to buy the most environmentally-friendly car I can afford. What are my options at the lower end of the market? Thanks! – Alice Kez Casey If you're looking at environmentally-friendly through the lens of fuel consumption, then cars like the Volkswagen Polo (which uses 5.0 litres of fuel per 100km), Toyota Yaris (4...

New Suzuki Swift to be unveiled mid-2022, Swift Sport in 2023 – report

The next-generation 2022 Suzuki Swift looks set to be unveiled next year with evolutionary styling and mild-hybrid powertrains, according to overseas reports. Japanese publication Best Car reports the fourth generation of Suzuki's popular city car will be unveiled in July 2022, underpinned by a "newly developed" platform likely to shave weight and improve rigidity over the outgoing architecture...

Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...

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...

2021 Suzuki Swift Series II price and specs revealed

2021 Suzuki Swift Series II gets digital speedo, auto windows, better sound system Added safety tech in the GL Navigator Plus and GLX Turbo Updated styling across range The 2021 Suzuki Swift Series II is here, with more tech to accompany its mid-life facelift...

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...