Suzuki Australia is giving its best-selling car, the city-sized Swift, a safety boost to take on the Kia Rio and Volkswagen Polo

    The Swift Series II will arrive in Australian showrooms in September, hot on the heels of Kia’s upgraded Rio hatchback.

    Key changes for the facelifted model include the availability of new driver assistance technologies including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a digital speedometer for the driver’s information display.

    Final pricing and specifications are yet to be announced, though Suzuki’s local division has also confirmed the entry-level GL Navigator will pick up rear speakers for the audio system previously limited to the GLX, while heated door mirrors will also be available for the first time.

    The Series II range will be distinguishable by the new front bumper, new front grille, and revised alloy wheel designs.

    “New advanced safety technologies and tweaks to an already great design will further enhance the driving experience of the Suzuki Swift that Australians know and love,” said Michael Pachota, General Manager for Suzuki Australia.

    The updated Series II Swift Sport (above), meanwhile, will arrive in local showrooms mid-June with similar upgrades, priced from $26,990 before on-road costs.

    Elsewhere in the Japanese brand’s range, the revised Ignis Series II will also be on sale next month, priced from $17,990 plus on-roads.

    Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest.

    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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