Singapore - Swift SG organized the Suzuki Swift Mega Meet on 7th December 2019 at Carros Centre Singapore which saw a turnout of over 60 second and third generation Suzuki Swifts. This was slightly different in comparison to 2018's Mega Meet where the Swifts were gathered at Garage R for a special sneak preview of the fourth generation Suzuki Swift Sport ZC33S by Garage R (Click here). The 2019 meet was organised with a little twist.
Having been well over a year (21 months in fact) since, the organisers from Swift SG invited a team of Malaysian-based Swifts who had driven as far as Pahang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and also invited Suzuki Singapore (Champion Motors) to bring along the all new Suzuki Jimny from the showroom for the attendees to check out.
As evident, the Suzuki Swift Sports is a popular choice for a hot hatch, and this particular Swift Sport has evidently seen some track time.
The Malaysians Swifts certainly stand out from the crowd given the country's more relaxed modification guidelines.
… such as this particular car. Noticed something different about it? How about now?
Asking some members on reasons for choosing the Suzuki Swift (inclusive of the Sport derivative) over other models, most had concluded that the Swift is value for money, fuel efficient and that the car packs a punch for its stature.
Being a popular car also meant that parts are easily available and can be found in comparison to a more obscure or aging car model.
While ZC31S were and still are aplenty, the ZC32S such as this clean looking silver version are a rarer sight, being an unfortunate victim of the free market tax structure.
With courtesy from Swift SG, a drone shot captures the formation that the organizers had planned for. Forming the words S-W-I-F-T proved to be a challenge, but was easily overcome with clear and concise instructions and cooperation of the attendees.
9tro caught up with Ryan, an admin of Swift SG after the meet to find out more about his thoughts of the mega meet:
“Organising this meet took many weeks of discussions and planning. We had wanted something different from prior years and hence had the idea of inviting our Malaysian friends over. When we invited them over, they were very excited as it was the first of its kind for the Suzuki Swift community. We knew from the start that it was a daunting task for us to get them to attend this meet bearing in mind that the drive to Singapore could have been as long as 8 hours - not an easy feat. We had to work hand in hand with their admins to coordinate and ensure that all goes smoothly. However, it was all worthwhile.
To entice participation, we had four categories to give away Lucas engine oil to attendees, with the best stance going to Syamil, most carbon fibre going to Wei Jie (Not this writer), dirtiest Swift going to Hafiz and the best engine bay going to Ahmad.
Not only did the winners bring home 4-litres of Lucas engine oil, a commemorative plague was also made and given to them to remember this day.
Suzuki Singapore (Champion Motors) was kind and supportive enough to offer their latest Suzuki Jimny up for showcase so that our attendees from Singapore and Malaysia could have an up-close feel of the car. We are very ecstatic to be the official group for Suzuki Singapore and we look forward to having more collaborations with them in future.
We will look forward to our future events and we will strive to improve on what we lack on this previous meet up.”
Check out the gallery below for more photos from the meet.