Suzuki Swift returning to US in 2010Enlarge Photo
The last Swift model to be sold in the US was an economical three-cylinder budget-box, but the latest model is promoted in Europe and Japan as a high-performance hatch that’s similar in size to BMW’s MINI and is popular with the style-conscious. "The Swift is known as a pocket rocket internationally, and that is the type of product we want here," said Suzuki’s marketing director of North America, Gene Brown.
Before the launch of the new Swift, Suzuki will introduce its 2008 SX4 sedan and a pickup truck based on Nissan’s Frontier. According to Brown, there’ll be two other vehicles launched, and the Aerio wagon will be discontinued from next year onwards.