Suzuki Swift wins 2018 RJC Car of the Year award
Exciting news from Suzuki this morning!
The All-New Suzuki Swift has just won the 2018 RJC Car of The Year Award in Japan. In addition, the Ignis and Swift both score high in fuel consumption drives with Fleet World magazine and parkers.co.uk.
Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Swift has recently won the 2018 RJC Car of the Year award, promoted by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).
The latest Swift is the third-generation version since its launch in 2004 as a world strategic model, and is now the third consecutive winner of the coveted award having also won RJC Car of The Year in 2005 and 2010. Across the domestic range in Japan, this also marks the seventh Car of The Year title for Suzuki following the WagonR in 1993, the WagonR and WagonR Stingray in 2008, the Swift in 2005 and 2010, the Hustler in 2014, and the Alto in 2015.
Commenting on the reason for presenting the award to Suzuki, RJC said, “The Swift offers a good variety of models to a wide range of users, especially the newly launched in Japan Swift Sport with six-speed manual transmission which has excellent driving performance, manoeuvrability, and sporty characteristics.
The 27th RJC Car of the Year award was selected from a list of Japanese domestic models that were launched between 1 November 2016 and 31 October 2017. A vote on 1 November narrowed the field down to a shortlist of six and a final vote on 14 November determined the overall winner.
Swift has sold 5.77 million units worldwide since its first launch in 2004*. They have been favoured in Japan, Europe, and many other global markets.
*Based on Suzuki research as of the end of September 2017.