Suzuki's compact car the Swift, which was launched as a world strategic model in 2004, reached three million units of sales last month.
It was first produced and sold in Japan as a world strategic model in November 2004. In the following year, production and distribution began in other countries, including Hungary, India, and China. In March 2012, production and distribution also began in Thailand. Today, the Swift is favoured in more than 120 countries and regions around the world.
In Japan, the Swift has won the RJC (Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan) Car of the Year in 2006 and 2011. It also won the 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year Special Award 'Most Fun' prize, as well as various car of the year awards in Europe, India and other countries.
Of the three million units, approximately 13 per cent were sold in Japan, 45 per cent were sold in India, and 23 per cent in Europe.