THE Suzuki Swift has notched up another milestone by passing the five million mark of models sold across the globe.
Since it first arrived on the motoring scene 12 years ago the car has become a favourite with supermini fans around the world and more than 118,000 have been sold in Britain.
It is now Suzuki's most popular car in the UK and accounts for more than a third of the company's British sales.
In the UK, the Swift is available in three and five door versions and comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine which emits 116g/km CO2 as well as a Dualjet engine equipped with twin fuel injectors that records 99g/km of CO2 and offers even stronger fuel economy at 65.7mpg.
The Swift is also one of the safest cars in its class with a five star Euro NCAP rating.
The Swift is available in five specification grades, SZ2, SZ3, SZ-L, SZ4 with the 1.2-litre petrol engine and in Sport trim with the 1.6-litre engine.
All models offer seven airbags and ESP as standard, front passenger airbag deactivation facility, electric windows, remote central door locking with deadlocks, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, an MP3/WMA compatible CD tuner with USB port and steering wheel mounted audio controls.
The Swift can also be specified with four wheel drive which offers added safety during the winter months.
The Swift 4x4 is available as a five-door 1.2 Dualjet petrol model with manual transmission and equipped as either an SZ3 or SZ4 grade.
Featuring lightweight components the Swift 4x4 is just 65kg heavier than an equivalent two-wheel-drive petrol model.
All British models are built at Suzuki's Magyar factory in Hungary.
The current line up is keenly priced and starts from £8,999 for the 1.2 SZ2 model with the range topping out at £14,354 for the 1.6-litre Sport which includes sat nav as standard.
The Swift 4x4 is priced from £14,199.