The Suzuki Swift is a supermini car manufactured by Japanese Suzuki Motor Corporation. At its introduction in 1985, it was named the SA-310, but in 1986 it was renamed the Swift. Powered by a modest 993 cc straight-3 engine giving 50 hp (37 kW), 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) was 17.9 seconds with a top speed of 141 km/h (88 mph). The engine (a G10) was very light, weighing only 63 kg (139 lb) and was not very powerful. The suspension was lifted from the Suzuki Alto.
In Japan, the car was sold as Suzuki Cultus and from 1985 to 1988 in the United States and 1991 in Canada, the car was sold by General Motors as Chevrolet Sprint and Geo Metro captive imports. The car was sold from 1985 to 2000 as the Pontiac Firefly in Canada. In 1998, when General Motors discontinued the Geo line of economy cars, the Metro was rebadged as a Chevrolet. The Geo Metro was GM's most fuel efficient car of the 1990s. It's sedan version was third model launched by Maruti Udyog of India and was sold as the Maruti 1000 and the Suzuki Forsa in Canada.