Plans for the Swift took shape around a totally new mindset - to create a Japanese car developed in Europe for today's global market.
The result is an innovative, sporty and elegant design that has genuine international appeal. Twenty-one engineers and designers from India spent considerable time contributing to the design process of the Swift. It was the exacting European standards that were set as the benchmark.
The new Swift's handling reflects a European focus while meeting our local requirements. The suspension has been modified to deal with tough Indian road conditions, while retaining the European handling characteristics. Ground clearance has been increased, by using bigger tyres to tackle speed breakers. The engineers developed a totally new chassis and refined it through track tests and through a programme of rigorous road testing. The result is handling that satisfies the most exacting motorists.
Finally, at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the world press saw the Swift a vehicle that embodies Suzuki's unique DNA in a way that's certain to generate excitement about our new vision for the compact-cargenre.