We will get one by 2007. Dealer said it will have a little under 200 hp and will be the sports car for Suzuki.Hudson said:Suzuki Swift GT (or a modern interpretation of it).
I don't think all those small boxes will be selling in America to well... one, sure, to fight Scion, but half the lineup? I wouldn't go for that... my opinion anyway...SonicAerio said:Being I am one of the few on this forum that currently own a Suzuki and know what their lineup needs and is capable of, this is my ideal lineup:
First I believe with the success of Scion, Suzuki is the master of kei cars and should bring MR Wagon , the Kei Works, or my personal favorite the Wagon R.
To that, they could add the new Swift (see above link in prev post), and make that their sports car. Also they should add a convertable based off this car that was showcased on the Concept S2.
They should drop the Forenza and Reno, but keep the Aerio. This would keep the lineup more "Suzuki" based.
They should keep the Verona as the Aerio is currently the largest car Suzuki makes.
So cars in this order from smallest to largest:
Then bring over the factory performance from Suzuki Sport.
Since the settlement of the CU, I think they should bring the Samurai back as an affordable small suv in the 12-15 thousand range. They could use the Jimny for that. Or sell a 4 door and use the Ignis Crossover.
For small SUV they should use the current replacement for the Grand Vitara that will be built off the Nox platform.
Finally a midsize size SUV could be built off the elongated platform of the Nox, they showcased this on the Concept-X Suv at the NAIS.
So SUV lineup would be from smallest to largest:
Ignis(Samurai 4 door or Sidekick)
It's been in the pipeworks for some time and is guaranteed that we are going to get some type of sports car from Suzuki out of the other 4 vehicles yet to hit the market to reach their goal of 200,000 cars by 2007, and they said it was based off the Concept S, so therefore I said swift, could come over with different name, but would be a cool resurrection of a dead name.Hudson said:From my knowledge of Suzuki, a true replacement for the Swift GT is NOT on the horizon. I've been promised something great from the people I know at Suzuki (not dealers), but they have yet to make good on these promises. The existing cars are fine, but they're too bland for my tastes. I'll stick with my old car.
If only Suzuki could look at what others are doing with that engine, and intigrate it into a small roaster like a Cappucino. I know that they have a Hayabusa concept on GT4. I have seen in put in a classic mini as well.... Imagine, a 1.3 with 170hp and 130Tq, Make a roadster in a base version with that engine and a SWT or Suzuki Sport verion with a Turbo. Then the import crowd would essentially have their "Hemi":kobolos said:And the bset Suzuki ever made is the Hayabusa...