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Suzuki Swift (ZC1)
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Suzuki Swift/Maruti Suzuki Swift (ZC11S/ZD11S/ZC21S/ZC31S/ZD21S/ZC71S/MZ/EZ/SC7131/SC7132/SC7161). 2004–21 (prod. 2,000,000 incl. ZC2 to March 2011). 3-, 4- and 5-door sedan. F/F, F/A, 658 cm³–2·66 kWh petrol–electric hybrid (I3 OHC), 993, 1298 cm³ (I4 OHC), 1197, 1242, 1298, 1328, 1490, 1586 cm³ petrol, 1248 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC). Torino- and Yokohama-styled small car, built initially in Japan and Hungary, with Indian production at Maruti following. Stylish and spacious, and one of the company’s most popular models. Far stiffer than predecessor; sportier styling helped sales exceed forecasts. Well equipped. Good grip; some issues mechanically which were sorted through the run. Diesel supplied by Fiat. Targeted export markets but sold well in Japan; especially popular during fuel crisis of the late 2000s and with the growth in the Indian automotive market. Sport model from 2005. Mid-term revisions in 2007. Three-box sedan in Indian market called Swift Dzire from 2008. Improvements to fuel economy with CVT in 2009. Replaced on Hungarian and Japanese production lines in 2010; hatch replaced on Indian production lines in 2011, sedan in 2012. Production continued in Pakistan until August 2021, with the ZC3 replacing it.

Manufacturing locations: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan; Esztergom, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary; Manesar, Haryana, India; Chongqing, China; Karachi, Pakistan

Marque: Suzuki | Model: Suzuki Swift | Predecessors: Suzuki Swift (HT51S), Suzuki Cultus (AA44S) | Successors: Suzuki Swift (ZC2), Suzuki Swift (ZC3)


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