• Suzuki Cultus

The Suzuki Swift is one since the fall of 1983 built model of the Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki.

The Swift was as Suzuki Cultus at the 25th Tokyo Motor Show, as a result of cooperation with General Motors presented. Initially sold as SA 310 and SA 413 as he experienced as Swift in the years 1989 to 2005, three model changes. Facelifts were held in 1986, 1992 and 1996. Launched in 2005, Swift (MZ/EZ) does not have much in common with its predecessors. The guy is tougher, bigger and also heavier.

The international market of Swift was also sold under other brand names, including in Japan as Suzuki Cultus in India as Maruti Esteem, in America as the Chevrolet Sprint, Pontiac Firefly and Geo Metro, as well as in Australia as Holden Barina. In Japan, the first generation was marketed by Isuzu Isuzu as Geminett.

Since 1996, the vehicles for the German market at Magyar Suzuki Zrt be. produced in Esztergom (Hungary).

Engines from 1983:

Engines from 1984:

Engines from 1985:

Engines from 1986:

Engines from 1989:

The 1.3L 16V with 74 kW/101hp was the largest engine in the Swift. The GTi engine was only available in the hatchback model. The construction of the GTi engine was intended for later Suzuki Hayabusa 1300, which is considered the forerunner of the super bike. The engine was developed already in use in the early 80s and already in the previous model (AA).

Litigation to GTi abbreviation "Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen has plugged in trademark dispute against the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki to court defeat. Volkswagen could not proceed against the trade of Suzuki brand Swift GTi, because between that mark and the VW brand GTI no likelihood of confusion. This was decided by the ECJ in Luxembourg., the EU Court pointed out that many car manufacturers in Europe such as Rover, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Suzuki and Toyota the letters GTI use to specify the technical characteristics of different models. "

Engine: Water-cooled four-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts (DOHC), engine block and aluminum cylinder head, electronic fuel injection system Single, mapped ignition

The third generation debuted in late 1995, is a redesign of the second generation. It gave him a 1.0-liter petrol engine (53hp) to 39 kW or a 1.3-liter engine (68hp) to 50 kW. This model was almost identical offered as a Subaru Justy. Thus he was optionally available with all-wheel drive.

Could be bought Swift in versions 3, 5-door and four-door notchback variant. The boot holds 290 liters, with rear seats folded down about 950 liters.

Largely the same design of the Subaru Justy was available on the German market from early 1996 until the end of 2003. He differed only by a standard four-wheel drive.

The development of the model took place in collaboration with the Italian design studio and body corporate Vercarmodel Saro starting in late 2001. The concept cars were presented over 2002 across the automotive exhibitions under the names Suzuki Concept-S (closed version) and Suzuki Concept-S2 (Convertible). The serial production began but at only three years later.

In early 2005, Swift released a 1.3-liter engine with 92hp (68 kW), a 1.5-liter engine with 102hp (75 kW) and the Swift Sport is a 1.6-liter engine were 125hp (92 kW) available. The 1.3-liter engine it was in the Swift 4 × 4 all-wheel drive.

Early 2008 received a facelift of the Swift, which saw the introduction of a 1.3-liter diesel engine with diesel particulate filter with it.

The initially offered basic model Swift Classic had as standard in addition to the usual ABS and seat belt pretensioners, only the driver and front passenger airbags and front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. The Swift Sport with the most powerful engine also has rear disc brakes. Since 2009, all models (Club, Comfort and Sport), with the exception of the 4 × 4, and ESP, which was previously only available at the Swift Sport had. Also, all types were standard with six airbags together (Fahrer-/Beifahrer, side and curtain airbags) as standard. In the Euro NCAP crash test such a car was in the assessment of occupant safety a rating of four out of five stars (33 points) and with child safety three stars out of five (27 points). The pedestrian safety has been classified with 20 points and three out of four stars.

When taken individually, extras except a metallic paint finish is not available – the base model Swift Classic has power steering, the Swift Sport as one undivided folding rear seat back and a radio ready with roof antenna.

The Amenities Club included, among other things, electric windows, remote central door locking, steering column and driver’s seat with height adjustment, air conditioning, 60:40 split rear seatback, tachometer and a multi-function display with digital clock, outside temperature display and fuel gauge.

The highest trim level Comfort had power mirrors, a CD radio with steering wheel controls, heated seats, leather steering wheel and 15-inch alloy wheels. The variant with Comfort + navigation system was later discontinued. Keyless start were then included as standard in the variants Comfort and Sport.

Since September 2010, the new model of the Suzuki Swift is available. Visually, it is very similar to its predecessor, but was technically completely revised. No part was taken from the previous version. With the help of new engines of consumption without sacrificing performance could be reduced by 20%.

At the start of production were two engine variants for the Swift available, a 1.2-liter gasoline engine and a 1.3-liter turbo diesel. The petrol engine is also available with all-wheel drive since 2011.

The end of 2011 came another Swift Sport on the market. There the 1.6-liter Saugbenziner was taken over from the previous model, however, does in modified form now 100 kW (136hp). The five-door version is now also available in Germany. Visually, it stands out with a modified front end, a rear spoiler and diffuser, and different rear lights drawn from the normal model.

In October 2013, Swift was slightly reworked and received a redesigned grille and a redesigned front bumper with LED daytime running lights and recessed in the side mirrors turn signals from the "Comfortline". These models receive henceforth also a start-stop system, which reduces consumption. The diesel consumption by 3.8 liters of diesel per 100km, the smaller petrol engine comes to a consumption of 4.9 liters Super per 100 kilometers.

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Suzuki Swift Sport (since 2011)

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Suzuki Swift (since 2013)

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