Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2011 Suzuki Swift caught undisguised in Hungary

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Possibly the 2011 Suzuki Swift. These cares were caught on the back of a trailer in Hungary where Suzuki has its European manufacturing. Definitely not the current generation, this alleged '11 model has a very Renault-like rear. I wonder what the front looks like? Unfortunately, there aren't any pics of that yet.

Here are a couple more pics:

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Anonymous said...

God I love that car. If they bring it here to America, bye bye Honda! Think they will ever bring it over to the states? They should have years ago.

Andy Lilienthal said...

They're expected to bring it over. However, there's still been no official word yet. However, I don't see how Suzuki could NOT bring it over. They need a big seller right now. Currently, the SX4 is their best-selling vehicle, and it's not selling that many units. Suzuki needs a volume car. We're not talking Civic or Camry numbers, but something that sells more than 900 vehicles a month. Plus, Suzuki does not have a fuel miser in its lineup at this point. Suzuki needs a vehicle that will hit a broad audience. Suzuki needs it's version of the Versa, the Yaris, the Fit. Something that isn't quite so niche as the SX4. Enthusiasts have been calling for the Swift since 2006-ish. Hopefully, it's on track to be here in '11 or '12 (probably '12). However, hopefully that's not too late for the company, which is consistently losing 20%+ each month in sales vs. 2009.

As a Suzuki owner, I love their products, and really want them to succeed.

Anonymous said...

I agree Thirty-Nine. I think taking over the Daewoo's and putting their name on them really hurt them. Now anytime you mention Suzuki, most people turn their nose up thinking they are crappy cars. They need to bring the swift here late this year or early next because I don't think the kizashi is helping them much even though its been getting good reviews. A lot of people seem to forget that authentic Suzukis are very reliable cars. Right now the only small car I'm looking forward to is the Mazda2, but if the swift was here I'd take that over the 2 in a heartbeat.

Andy Lilienthal said...

And there seems to be this pro-Swift sentiment from many owners of Hondas, Mazdas, Fords, Toyotas, etc. That that'd skip over Car ABC if the Swift comes here. And if Suzuki does bring the Swift here, I certainly hope enough people do pony up and buy one!