The Indian specification Suzuki Swift model, which is produced and sold for its domestic market, recently won the Indian Car of The Year 2019 - the most prestigious auto award in India.
The Swift was introduced in India in 2005 and is the only model to win the Indian Car of The Year in each generation.
The first Swift won Indian COTY in 2006 and the second won it in 2012. Interestingly, I recall the new European version of the Suzuki Swift also won the 2006 Irish Car of the Year award.
Introduced last year, the third generation Swift is much favoured in India as a premium hatchback with sporty styling, superb driving performance and good user friendliness. It is produced for the Indian market by Suzuki’s manufacturing subsidiary, Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited. and sold by Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
Since Suzuki launched the Swift in India, more than two million units have been sold. At launch in June last year, it was the fastest to reach sales of 100,000 units, achieved in just 145 days, with domestic production subsequently increased to meet demand.