In the year 2000, the Japanese multinational manufacturer of automobiles, Suzuki Motor Corporation, created a subcompact car that was called the Suzuki Swift. This was a successor of the Suzuki Cultus, a supermini or B-segment car that is produced since 1983. The Swift is merely a badge engineered version of the Cultus, which was created as a three door hatchback, a five door hatchback, a two door convertible, and a four door sedan.
The first generation Swift was marketed in the years 2000 until 2004, and it was also called Suzuki Ignis for markets outside of Japan. This has several body styles including a three door hatchback and a five door hatchback, and transmissions such as a four speed automatic and a five speed manual is also available. The second generation was produced in 2004 until 2010, and it was assembled in several places including Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, India, and Hungary. This version is in a three door hatchback, five door hatchback, and four door sedan body styles, and it follows a front engine, four wheel drive layout.
The latest version of the Suzuki Swift is produced in Japan, Hungary, Thailand, and India since the year 2010, and this is available as a five door hatchback and four door sedan. It has more available transmissions including a four speed automatic, five speed and six speed manual, and a continuously variable transmission. Other versions of the Swift include the Suzuki Swift Sport which was manufactured since 2012 and the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R, which was released in the United Kingdom and has only 100 units.