It looks like the CKD programme for the third-generation Suzuki Swift has begun, and the first locally-assembled units have already made their way into the showrooms. That’s certainly what an ad for the car – as seen on oto.my – suggests.
The five-door hatch was launched in Malaysia back in January, with a run of 900 Rayong-assembled CBU units being deployed for the model’s introduction, with the CKD version taking over in a couple of months, which means the timeframe is about right.
Of more interest is the price of the CKD car, which is substantially cheaper than that of the CBU model. The Thai-built Suzuki Swift went for RM77,888, on the road with insurance. Meanwhile, the oto.my ad for the CKD version prices it at RM68,000, nearly RM10k less. There’s no mention of kit or specifications in the ad, so one wonders if there are any significant changes with the locally-asssembled model.
The Swift comes in a single variant form, the GLX 1.4 VVT, with a K14B 1.4 litre variable valve timing unit offering 95 PS at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm at the heart of things.