This Aussie Suzuki Swift Commercial Is The 80est of 80s Ads

The music! The clothes! The hair! If you loved the 80s, this Holden Barina commercial might just be too 80s even for you. And if you're glad that particular decade has been consigned to the dustbin of history, well you might just find this the stuff of nightmares. This just may be the 80est of 80s Suzuki Swift… » 9/20/14 9:00am 9/20/14 9:00am


I'm one of the few people who can say they've driven a newer Suzuki Swift on American soil. As much as I like to brag, this sucks. More Americans should have the chance to drive/own/hoon a Swift. » 3/02/11 12:30pm 3/02/11 12:30pm

Is This The 2012 Indy Car?

2010 was originally set to be the last year of competition for the aging Dallara IndyCar chassis. Political turmoil has postponed the changeover, however, and the IRL is currently evaluating its options. This car is part of Swift Engineering's proposal. » 2/08/10 4:40pm 2/08/10 4:40pm

Priceless Cache Of Thirty Vintage Cars Found In Rural UK Town

Village mechanic Jimmy Blanche collected antique cars for decades on his land. The decaying but complete and restorable Daimlers, Singers and Austins will be auctioned off in April. » 3/13/09 8:30am 3/13/09 8:30am

Look To The Swift! Suzuki Brings Germans Together With "Black And…

Suzuki is clearly firing back at Ford and their Focus CC Black Edition with this, the Suzuki Swift Black and White edition. Nothing says automotive harmony like matching hatchbacks. We got the chance to drive a very pedestrian version of the 2008 Suzuki Swift a few weeks ago and had a great time with it. This… » 5/16/08 3:20pm 5/16/08 3:20pm

2008 Suzuki Swift: Around The Block

When we found out Suzuki had an event with a Euro-only 2008 Suzuki Swift just a short distance from Chicago we jumped at the chance to take it for a quick spin. A volume seller in Europe, Asia and other markets, the Swift has a mostly inglorious past here in the states as the almost indistinguishable cousin of the Geo… » 4/23/08 12:00pm 4/23/08 12:00pm

PCH, Subcompact Turbo Hoonage Edition: Mazda GTX or Turbo Geo Metro?

Not very surprisingly, the '63 Jaguar XK-E emerged victorious from Dead Man's Curve in yesterday's Jan & Dean-themed Choose Your Eternity poll. If it hadn't been for the unifying theme, I'd never have set a Chevy up against a car whose soul is possessed by the Prince of Darkness. But no matter- today we're going to… » 1/23/08 5:00pm 1/23/08 5:00pm

A Car That Will Go Go Go: Holden Barina

It's obvious that Chrysler never used the Road Runner name in Australia, because here's GM using the Looney Tunes cartoon character to sell a rebadged Suzuki Swift back in the 80s. Call it a Barina, Sprint, Firefly, or whatever you want; just be aware that it will likely end its days being hooned to death. » 7/24/07 5:00pm 7/24/07 5:00pm

Suzuki to Bring Swift Back to US: Will the GTi Follow?

According to Automotive News, Suzuki will bring its next-generation Swift minicar to the US at the dawn of next decade. It'll be a version of the higher-performance Swift hatch like the ones sold in Europe. That car's about the size of the Mini, and will hopefully be the relative bruiser as was the GTi was back in… » 4/16/07 2:45pm 4/16/07 2:45pm

New Swift/Cosworth Formula Atlantic Chassis for '06

Ten days after the new Swift Formula Atlantic chassis was announced at the Grand Prix of San Jose (why do "Grand Prix" and "San Jose" still not sound right together to us?), 27 teams have already placed orders for the new cars. Powered by a 4 cylinder, 2.3L, 300hp Cosworth mill, the new cars will hit 175 mph, and… » 8/10/05 11:33am 8/10/05 11:33am