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By now, you'd know that Suzuki Philippines recently took the veils off of the all-new Suzuki Swift. And we have to admit, we were pretty impressed with its design when we saw it on stage. But before that official reveal, we actually got to drive the new subcompact hatch through the quiet streets of South Forbes Miami.

It was the ideal setting to test out the car, since most units sold will likely be spending their lives in similar suburban settings. And like we mentioned, we immediately took to its design, from its Euro-style front grille, to its bubbly bottom half, to its Nissan Juke-esque hidden rear door handles. The look is something we made note of way back when it launched in Japan almost two years ago. After seeing it in the metal, we weren't disappointed. 

As for its performance? Well, the Swift is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline mill capable of 82hp and 113Nm. We tempered our expectations, and found it to be exactly as expected. Whether that's a good or bad things depends on what you're looking for out of the hatch. 

To learn more about our first impressions of the all-new Swift, click play on the video above. Then let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  

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