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Suzuki Swift (SA Swift)

SA Swift

Make: Suzuki

Model: Swift

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Sep 1986

Suzuki logo1 Mar 1984

By THE GOAUTO TEAM

Suzuki’s first foray into passenger car sales in Australia was the front-wheel drive Swift, a Japanese-built light car also sold here as the Holden MB Barina.

It initially arrived as a two-seater three-door hatchback commercial van with a 440kg payload, in 37kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder GA and 49.5kW 1.3-litre four-cylinder GA and GL guises.

In January ’85 Suzuki re-introduced these variants as five-seat passenger cars and added an attractive six-light five-door GC hatchback, as well as a GL 1.0 three-door three-speed auto.

During '85 two more three-door Swifts appeared, the GC and GLS Sport. A light five-speed manual gearbox was standard.

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