The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. Prior to this, the 'Swift' nameplate had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus in export markets such as Australasia, Europe, India and North America. The Suzuki Swift began as a marketing and manufacturing rebadge of the Suzuki Cultus, a supermini (or subcompact) manufactured and marketed worldwide across three generations and four body configurationsthree-door hatchback, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and two-door convertibleand using the Suzuki G engine family. The Swift was marketed in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) as the Cultus and elsewhere as the Suzuki Forsa, Suzuki Jazz, Chevrolet Swift, Chevrolet Sprint and Sprint Metro, Geo and Chevrolet Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Holden Barina and Subaru Justy. Versions of the second generation Cultus were also produced until 2007 in India and the car remains in production today in Pakistan.
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