Suzuki Swift Hybrid Import Information

2017+ Suzuki Swift hybrid 1.2L (ZC53S, ZD53S)

Suzuki Swift Hybrid Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia

Suzuki Swift Hybrid RS blue

The January 2017+ Suzuki Swift hybrid 1.2 L 5-door hatchback can be imported to Australia from Japan.

The allowed Suzuki Swift Hybrid is the AZ series with the K12C 1.2 L hybrid engine and automatic transmission as it was never sold new in Australia.

The Swift hybrid is available from Japan in several 5-seat model choices with either 2WD (ZC53S) or 4WD (ZD53S).

Suzuki Swift Hybrid import model options from Japan

Swift hybrid RS

Swift hybrid ML

Swift hybrid MG Limited

Suzuki Swift Hybrid badge hybrid emblem

Suzuki Swift hybrid fuel economy – Suzuki claims combined fuel consumption of 4.1 L/100 km (24.4 km/L).

Suzuki Swift Hybrid engine

Interior and boot space are typical for a hatchback of this size.

Suzuki Swift Hybrid RS seat layout interiorSuzuki Swift hybrid RS instrument dashboard consoleDashboard Suzuki Swift hybrid RSSuzuki Swift boot space

Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own Suzuki Swift hybrid to Australia.

Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.

There is a good selection of Suzuki Swift hybrid models going through auction in Japan every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.

We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.

Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.

We make Suzuki Swift hybrid import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.

We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !

Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.

Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.

Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.

Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:

  • Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale

  • Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades

  • Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.

Our thorough Japan auction inspections include checks of engine, transmission, air conditioning / electrics plus pictures inside, outside and underneath showing options / features and any condition issues. Just like the auction history checks, in-person inspections at auction are all part of our service – no extra charge.

Following these rules and being very selective on quality allows us to consistently target first-time auctioned vehicles for our clients in the best condition and at the best price.

We also ensure that any outstanding factory recalls are completed prior to export from Japan, which is essential before import to Australia / SEVS compliance. *Recall work is free in Japan and will be arranged at no extra charge before your vehicle goes to the Port, but please note there will be a small transport charge (generally $200 to $300) to send the vehicle to the nearest Suzuki dealer.

Once your Suzuki Swift hybrid has been exported from Japan all original paperwork and additional items such as spare keys and books are sent to you by EMS. This includes the Export Certificate (showing up to the last two re-registration inspection dates and odometer readings, depending on vehicle age) for your peace of mind.

Port clearance and compliance will be arranged for you, and registration can also be taken care of by the compliance workshop for your convenience.

For more detail see How our import process works.

Our automated auction alerts system ensures you never miss a suitable car.

Set up FREE auction alerts to receive daily email updates for the hybrid Swift – the easiest way to monitor auction vehicles in Japan.

Check recent Japan auction Swift hybrid sale price.

View all vehicle import options for Australia.

Suzuki Swift Hybrid Pictures

Suzuki Swift Hybrid ML redSuzuki Swift Hybrid RS front seatsSuzuki Swift hybrid ML instrument dashboard console

Dashboard Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift red

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