Suzuki Swift Convertible (1992) – Enthusiast Wanted

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When you hear the word combination ‘two-seater convertible’, Suzuki is probably not the first brand that comes to mind. Nevertheless, the Japanese did have one in the Dutch order books: the Swift Cabrio. This example is a nice way to get into a neat convertible for not too much money!

The sun has been shining all week and the mercury is slowly but surely pointing to higher temperatures. These are the first signs of the start of the convertible season. In today’s car landscape, relatively affordable convertibles can no longer be found, but that was once different with cars such as the Opel Kadett Cabrio and the Peugeot 205 Cabriolet. The Suzuki Swift Convertible also fits in that list. It was a one-time promotion by Suzuki, because the brand only supplied the Swift Convertible from 1992 to 1995 based on the second generation Swift. That makes the Swift Cabrio quite exclusive: you will not encounter them on the street very often.

Suzuki Swift Convertible

Suzuki Swift Convertible

Suzuki took the three-door hatchback as a starting point for the Swift Convertible. The brand changed little in that regard: the length and wheelbase are respectively 3,745 and 2,265 mm for both models. The windshield of the convertible is slightly more oblique, making it 10 centimeters lower than the hatchback. The convertible also has frameless side windows. Remarkably enough, part of the A-pillar hinges with the door, while the part remains just above the side mirrors. Furthermore, Suzuki also changed the layout of the car. The convertible has no rear seat. That space is used by the convertible top when it is open. Behind the roof is a flat cover for the trunk. This gives the Swift Convertible, even though it shares its basis with the hatchback, a completely different silhouette.

Suzuki Swift Convertible

Suzuki Swift Convertible

You should not expect too much from that trunk. It might just be enough for a gym bag and some toiletries when you go on vacation. However, the Swift Convertible offers some extra storage space behind the front seats, so you should be able to come a long way with creative packing. In terms of motorization, Suzuki offered only one option for the Swift Convertible: a naturally aspirated 1.3-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 68 hp. It does not provide a very spectacular performance. The convertible weighs 50 kilograms more than the hatchback, but the numbers are identical on paper. The Swift is at 100 km/h in 13 seconds and if you hold the accelerator down deeply, the counter stops climbing at 165 km/h.

This Swift Convertible has known to have had two private owners, the last of which owned it from 2007 to 2021. With just over 90,000 kilometers on the clock, he has not driven very much. It still looks beautiful in its red paint and the interior, with a matching red trim on the front seats, still looks neat. Used convertibles are usually not very cheap, especially in good condition. This Swift Convertible also has to yield quite a bit, but given its condition, the asking price of €2,695 is not too bad.

Would you rather look for a convertible for the sunny days? Then browse through our extensive used car range!

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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