Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that cumulative worldwide sales of Suzuki’s Swift compact car, launched in 2004, reached 3 million units in January this year.
The commercial milestone came eight years and two months since the start of sales in 2004. The vehicle was first produced and sold in Japan as a world strategic model in November 2004. In the following year, production and distribution began in various countries, including Hungary, India and China. In March 2012, production and distribution were also launched in Thailand. Today, the Swift is sold in more than 120 countries and regions around the world and cumulative worldwide sales have now reached the three million mark.
In Japan, the Swift won the RJC (Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan) Car of the Year Award in 2006 and 2011, and the 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year Special ‘Most Fun’ Award, in addition to various Car of the Year Awards in Europe, India and other countries.
In the full model change of 2010, the Swift was enhanced with the adoption of an updated design, and also through the improvement of overall environmental performance. Of the three million units, approximately 13 percent have been sold in Japan, 45 percent in India and 23 percent in Europe.