Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Evolution of the Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift is one of the newest entrants to the Malaysian compact car segment.
I found the history of this car quite interesting. It started out as a concept vehicle, the 'Concept-S' which was first unveiled at the 2002 Paris Motor Show. This was soon followed by the Concept-S2, an open-top sports car that was unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.

"Suzuki designers and engineers collaborated with European automotive professionals and ordinary motoring enthusiasts in pursuit of Suzuki's best compact car ever."

Unlike other Japanese cars, this model was developed with the European market and customers in mind. However, it is now produced in four countries, namely, Japan, Hungary (Magyar Suzuki Corporation), China (Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd.), and India (Maruti Udyog Ltd.) and sold globally.

The Suzuki Swift 1.5VVT was launched in Malaysia on May 16th this year and costs RM79,888 approx.


- Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn. Bhd. has been appointed by the Suzuki Motor Corporation as the new automobile importer/distributor for the brand in Malaysia.
- Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn.Bhd. was established by DRB-Hicom Bhd. With a capital investment of RM 5 million (USD1.3 million), 100% invested by DRB-HICOM.
- The Chairman of DRB-HICOM, Mr. Mohd Saleh Sulong is also the Chairman of Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn.Bhd.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would rather pay a bit more and buy the Suzuki Swift anytime rather than the Perodua Myvi or Proton's Savvy.


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