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Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...

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Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156
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Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156

Suzuki has announced a limited-edition Swift Sport Red Devil, set to arrive in July from $29,156 drive-away. Just 100 examples of the red-and-black hatchback will be offered Down Under, all finished in Burning Red with carbon-black decals on the bonnet, front bumper and doors, along with the front and rear quarter panels...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport auto review
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport auto review

Manual or auto? James Wong tries out the self-shifting Swift Sport to answer the age-old question.


2018 Renault Clio RS Cup v Suzuki Swift Sport comparison
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup v Suzuki Swift Sport comparison

You don't need to spend a ton of cash to have fun on four wheels, nor do you need maximum power. Sometimes cars with lower performance ceilings, driven near their ragged edge, are the most fun of all. Cases in point, the two you see here. The just-launched Suzuki Swift Sport from Japan and the just-updated Renault Clio RS200 Cup from France, both pocket rockets par excellence...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review

The new Suzuki Swift Sport is a significantly better car than its predecessor. This 970kg turbocharged terrier may be a literal lightweight, but it's not a figurative one.


CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!
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CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review
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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.


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...


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...


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 Swift Sport unveiled ahead of Frankfurt show
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport unveiled ahead of Frankfurt show

The new Suzuki Swift Sport has been revealed ahead of its full debut at September's 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Compared to the less sporting members of the Swift family, the new Sport has a redesigned front fascia with a larger and more aggressively styled grille. There's also new alloy wheels, stickier tyres, lowered suspension, black side sill extensions, and a black front lip spoiler...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe
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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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo - report
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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
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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...


2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review
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2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review

The Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator has its work cut out in this golden age of hot hatches. It's an honest and great fun little toiler, but could be cheaper.


Sports hatch track test: Ford Fiesta Metal v Suzuki Swift Sport v Volkswagen Polo GTI
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Sports hatch track test: Ford Fiesta Metal v Suzuki Swift Sport v Volkswagen Polo GTI

The Ford Fiesta Metal, Suzuki Swift Sport and Volkswagen Polo GTI are entry-level hot hatchbacks. They're a classic recipe of the automotive world, as simple and delicious as san choy bow. Take one small and light hatchback (the lettuce part, as it were) and stuff a big four-cylinder engine under the bonnet (that'll be the pork – yum)...


Suzuki Swift Sport: hot concept headed for Sydney motor show
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Suzuki Swift Sport: hot concept headed for Sydney motor show

A one-off Suzuki Swift Sport concept designed by the car's chief engineer will headline Suzuki Australia's stand at next week's 2012 Sydney motor show. First unveiled earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Swift Sport concept by Suzuki's Naoyuki Takeuchi sports a racy body kit with aggressive side skirts and large black rear spoiler, black and silver 18-inch alloy wheels, an uprated brake package with blue calipers, and a bespoke interior with Recaro seats...


Skoda Fabia RS Review
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Skoda Fabia RS Review

The Skoda Fabia RS has the same problem as Danni Minogue; it's over-shadowed by a stunning sibling. Skoda Australia's launch for the sporty version of its city car included presentation slides featuring the hot-hatch's competitors. These included the Suzuki Swift Sport and the Mini Cooper S. But Skoda made no mention of the small but significant elephant in the room – the Volkswagen Polo GTI...


Government launches inquiry into vehicle advertising
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Government launches inquiry into vehicle advertising

In response to recent television ads from Volvo and Suzuki that were deemed to promote dangerous or unsafe driving, the Australian government has launched an inquiry into vehicle advertising...