Suzuki's first passenger car in Australia became immensely popular during the 1980s and 1990s as a fun and well-priced little hatchback.
A sporty GTi variant, which ran from 1989 to 2000, became something of a cult car among keen drivers on a tight budget.
Strangely, there was a five-year sabbatical for the Swift - its place taken by the less-appealing Ignis - before it returned to welcome arms in 2005.
It's since continued its popularity with city-car buyers.
Nimble, fun-to-drive handling; easy to park
Effective engines - especially latest turbo units
Adaptive cruise standard on top-spec model
Consistently stylish, gender-neutral design over the years
Latest model's relatively high pricing
Base model lacks equipment and annual servicing not cheap
No GTi hot-hatch variant since 2000
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.