The Suzuki Swift represents the latest generation in a long line of subcompacts made by the manufacturing giant out of Japan. It aptly continues the traditional dominance that Suzuki has enjoyed in the small-car niche. Replacing the venerable and well-accepted Cultus, the Swift was aesthetically and technically a much-improved machine. It replaced the odd and awkward curves of its predecessor with something clearly more modern and sleeker. Additionally, the choice to market the Swift exclusively as a hatchback did away with any problems of space that the Cultus was burdened with.
Engine displacements for the Suzuki Swift were limited to just two: a 1.3 or 1.5 liter M15A inline-4 engine. This would be upgraded to a more beefy 1.6-L later on, and many wondered whether it would be powerful enough. It was. In fact, Suzuki even came out with a Sports model based off the 1.6, and this performed remarkably well despite what seemed like a limitation. The excellence of the Swift's performance can be tied, surprisingly enough, to its diminutive size! The engineand here was the genius of it allwas enough to give both fuel economy and more than reasonable performance!
With the current successes of the Suzuki Swift, bolstered by its past performance, it's unlikely that this "little car that could" will fade into memory any time soon. Of course, it certainly helps that a lot of reputable and respected parts manufacturers are still coming out with some quality Suzuki Swift parts and accessories to support and replace any systems that might fall into disrepair over time. So, if you own one of these nimble little rides, rest easy knowing that you are fully covered. Indeed, as far as successors go, the Suzuki Swift is clearly an example set for the right way to do things.
I can feel extreme pulsations and vibrations on the brake pedal whenever I step on the pedal to bring my vehicle to a stop. It started about a couple of days ago, and I have not checked my brakes yet. What could be causing this problem, and which component should I inspect to diagnose the said issue?
Brake pedal vibration is a bit of a confusing symptom, simply because there are many brake problems that could lead to it. This symptom alone will be unable to specifically pinpoint the exact component in the braking system that is having problems. When you experience brake pedal vibrations, you can check the brake pads for possible wearing or surface dirt, both of which can lead to pedal pulsation. You must also check the brake discs for warping or your car wheels for possible misalignment problems. Other than the brakes, suspension problems are another cause of brake pulsation. Have these parts checked so you can find the source of the problem.
The interior dome light in my vehicle would not automatically turn off when I get out of my car. Why is this so? And how do I fix this problem?
There are several possible causes in relation to your problem. One of the first things to check is your light switch. Try to change its settings and go from the lowest to the highest, and back. In each and every setting change, check to see if the dome light is adjusting its brightness and the amount of light beams emitted is correct. If the dome light would not adjust to the change in switch settings, then the switch could be your culprit. Another pretty common incident with regards to this concerns switches that are left in the on position. Many switches are timed, with some always in the off position, others always in the on, and others programmed to stay for only a few minutes after you go out your car. If the switch is accidentally left in the ‘on' position, then the light will not automatically shut off. You can also check the wirings to see if they are worn.
Why does my vehicle's check engine light start blinking every time I fill up my tank with gas? I already had my car checked to diagnose any possible problem, and everything appears in good condition. I did some research and read that this is a common issue among Suzuki Swift. How true is this?
Unlike other vehicles out there, the Suzuki Swift is a bit sensitive to the type of fuel that is used in its tank. When the fuel used in filling up the tank is not so good in quality, then you can expect the Check Engine Light to come on. That said, it is therefore important that you use just the right kind of fuel for your vehicle. Keep the fuel in top condition and ensure that it remains clean inside the tank in order to prevent any problem.
What Makes Swift an Immensely Important Model for Suzuki?
The Suzuki Swift is a sweetly styled subcompact car that offers value to its class. It’s manufactured by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. But before that, the "Swift" nameplate had been used in marketing the Suzuki Cultus in several export markets. This supermini is marketed worldwide in four-door sedan, three-door hatchback, two-door convertible, and four-door sedan body configurations. Swift models are powered by Suzuki’s family of G engines.
2001-2004: First generation Suzuki Swift
The first Swifts were unveiled in 2000 to replace the Suzuki Cultus. They were marketed in Japan in three- and five-door hatchback body styles and were powered by a new generation of Suzuki’s M family of engines, which is comprised of inline-four gasoline engines. The ones used in the first-generation Swift have an engine displacement of 1.3 and 1.5 liters and were matched by a standard five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. Units that were equipped with 1.3-liter powertrain got HT51S designation while those that received 1.5-liter engine were designated HT81S.
In other markets outside Japan, the Swift was marketed as Suzuki Ignis. In 2003, Suzuki introduced the Swift Sport variant, which was based on the shorter three-door body configuration. This sport version was outfitted with redesigned bumpers and a higher-output version of the 1.5-liter engine. Production of this variant ended in 2005 after it stayed in the market for two years.
2004-2010: Second generation Suzuki Swift
The 2nd-generation Swift made its debut in September 2004 at the Paris Motor Show. This generation of Cultus was redesigned to set it apart from its Cultus-based predecessors, thereby making it more of a low-priced subcompact rather than a sporty subcompact. Such design and the new Swift’s driving characteristics, however, were aimed for its European customers. Its chassis, in fact, was improved via a road-testing program in Europe. No wonder the Swift earned four out of five star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. It also bagged the 2006 Semperit Irish Car of the Year award. Since it was launched, the second-gen Swift has exceeded the forecasted sales in most countries.
It was in October 2005 when Suzuki introduced the 2nd-gen Swift’s Sport version—SwiftRS—in Japan. After a year, this variant hit most European markets by the name Swift Sport.
2010-present: Third generation Suzuki Swift
Every generation of Swift looks different from the old one, and what made the third-gen unique were its numerous visual updates as well as its longer and rounder appearance. It also got new powertrains—a 1.2L petrol and a 1.3L diesel. It offers more compliant ride with its McPherson struts on the front and rear torsion beam on its rear. It also received lots of new features, including cruise control, keyless start, electric windows, 16-inch alloy wheels, and Bluetooth.