This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki. The Suzuki Swift is classified in B-segment in European single market, segment known as Supermini in British islands. Cultus and elsewhere as the Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Forsa, Chevrolet Swift, Chevrolet Sprint and Sprint Metro, Geo and Tata ultra service manual Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Holden Barina and Subaru Justy.
The first generation Swift was introduced in 2000 as a replacement for the Suzuki Cultus. Outside Japan, the “Suzuki Ignis” name was used. Both three- and five-door hatchback body styles were offered, although the three-door was not offered as part of the regular lineup in Japan. The Swift was powered by a new generation of Suzuki inline-four gasoline engines, the M family.
5-litres were offered, both with a five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. The vehicle was available with either front or four-wheel drive. The shorter three-door body variant formed the basis of the Swift Sport in Japan, or Ignis Sport in export markets. Introduced in 2003, it featured redesigned bumpers, and was fitted with a higher-output version of the 1. The Sport ceased production in 2005, with the regular Swift models remaining until 2006 for the Japanese market only. In 2001, General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Cruze—a crossover SUV based on the Swift, retaining the original car’s basic dimensions and powerplants.
Due to an agreement with Subaru, this model was also sold throughout Europe in all-wheel drive form as the Subaru Justy from 2003. The second generation Swift debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 2004. The design of the new Swift was previewed on the Concept S and Concept S2 concept cars at auto shows, in the years leading up to its launch. The second generation Swift has received a four stars out of five rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. It also was awarded 2006 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland. Since its global launch in 2005, which was kicked off with a marketing campaign fronted by the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in many European countries, the Swift has recorded above forecast sales in most markets.