Suzuki has introduced two new blacked-out Swift variants to the local lineup, following similar versions joining the Ignis, Vitara, and also now-defunct Baleno ranges.

    The Suzuki Swift GL Shadow and Swift GLX Turbo Shadow are priced from $28,490 drive-away and $33,990 drive-away, respectively. These new variants are $4500 and $2700 more expensive, respectively, than the cars they’re based on.

    For this extra money the two Swift Shadow models gain 16-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers, black decals, as well as a Shadow badge. All other specifications are identical.

    The Swift GL Shadow continues to be powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing 66kW of power and 120Nm of torque. This is mated exclusively to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    The Swift GLX Turbo Shadow on the other hand continues to be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine producing 82kW and 160Nm. This is mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.

    As previously reported, Suzuki Australia has been rolling out a range of permanent blacked-out variants. The Swift Shadow is now the final piece of this puzzle.

    The range technically started with the limited-edition Baleno Shadow that was introduced as a send-off special, and was then followed by the Ignis Shadow and Vitara Shadow.

    The current, third-generation Swift hatchback was revealed in 2016 and received a facelift in 2020.

    Until the end of August this year, Suzuki has sold a total of 4615 examples of the Swift in Australia. This makes it the second top-selling light car, following the MG 3 (10,642 sales).

    The Suzuki Swift outsold the likes of the soon-to-be-axed Kia Rio (3943 sales), Mazda 2 (3548 sales), as well as the Toyota Yaris (1277 sales).

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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