2012 Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Urban smart choice with style and high tech functions


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

Small but roomy at the front.

Love this car very much.

The 2013 model is a much nicer hatch than before.

Drives well with much higher precision. Brakes and cornering are excellent. Initial acceleration response is bit of a disappointment - and understandable as all other CVT transmissions do the same.

Rear seats fold forward and I could fit so many boxes in (Ikea style furniture), filling it right up to the ceiling.

Doors and boots are not too heavy, but feel solid.

A full tank of 35 to 40 litres goes 580km.

Two things I could point out on the Swift that could be improved.

1. Rear seat head rest: when someone sits there, then the head rest has to be raised to seat them comfortably. However the driver's vision is blocked once rear passengers leave the car without putting the head rest down. So please invent a magical origami head rest in the future.

2. The stereo is great. However the Bluetooth connection is always on "play" when the Bluetooth is connected with the smartphone. Can we have a play/pause button on the stereo?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2015

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 N/A petrol from Japan


All rounder! So great!


Sometimes the engine revs do not drop down quickly when I release the gas.

I am wondering why Swift Sport sold in Japan doesn't have a watch on the information display at the center of instrument panel, and doesn't have air bags mounted in the front seats? It is disappointing to me.

General Comments:

The car's agility is superb, thanks to the firm and well damped suspension.

Really stable, in spite of driving fast, and taking a quick turn on the hairpin curve.

Amazingly comfortable ride is given on the city roads at low speeds.

The front seats are supportive, and a little bit narrow due to the tall side supports.

The cabin is not so big, so it would be tough to go traveling full with passengers and their luggage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2012

9th May 2012, 09:27

Good review, but I drive the new 2012 UKDM Suzuki Swift Sport, and it has been great. I have only covered 700 miles, so can't really push the engine much, but I also have the trouble of releasing the throttle and the revs not dropping quick enough. My main dealer told me it's because of the drive by wire; it can be adjusted at a service.

But seriously, it is truly a great hot hatch. The handling is amazing, and it proves you don't need 200+ BHP to have fun.

Also the petrol consumption is surprisingly very good, averaging 42.5MPG around town, and 50ish MPG motorway on quite a tight engine still.

I will write my own review after I have broke the engine in, and hit a few track sessions.

29th May 2013, 06:51

I have had my 2012 Swift Sport (UK model) for over a year now, and it has been a pleasure to drive; no problems whatsoever. It gets great MPG and is so fun to drive.

The only annoyance is the paint is very thin. There's a few stone chips on the front bumper. Might get it partially wrapped in clear plastic, just to protect the paint. A few other owners literally got the front bumper, bonnet and wings wrapped, or even the full car.