I prefer Italian cars (for both irrational and rational reasons!) but if was in the market for a Japanese one the Suzuki Swift would have been top of the shopping list.
After years of making worthy but dull small cars (Cultus, Ignis etc) they hit the jackpot with the Swift. It was a good drive with a simple distinctive style; a tough combination to get right.
Now they’ve done this which could be from any number of other brands.