Suzuki Swift is 2.5 millionth car produced from their only European plant
July 9, 2014 was a momentous moment at Magyar Suzuki in Hungary as the 2.5 millionth car rolled off production lines. Sold to a customer in Hungary, this historic car was a 1.2 liter third generation all white Swift GL model boasting of 5 doors, manual transmission and air conditioning.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation has been the company’s only production base in Europe, and has seen many similar milestones reached over the past 23 years. In 2012, on 20th anniversary of Magyar Suzuki, the 2 millionth vehicle was produced, while just hitting the 2.5 millionth mark earlier this week.
While first generation Swift was produced at Magyar Suzuki in 1992, WagonR was added in 2000 and Ignis rolled off production lines in 2003. It was in 2005 that second generation Swift was added while in 2006 Suzuki’s SX4 made its presence felt. This was followed by Splash in 2008, third generation Swift in 2010 and Swift Sport in 2011 with SX4 –Cross in 2013.
Each of these models come in with engines complying with Euro V emission standards. Magyar Suzuki plays a major role as the company’s sole manufacturers catering to European markets with operations being conducted in five shop units consisting of stamping, welding, painting, assembly and bumper. A total of 3,100 workers are offered direct employment at the plant, besides a host of others via ancillary suppliers and company dealers.