With a 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine producing 230Nm of torque, and a total kerb weight that is 80kg less than its predecessor, the lighter and quicker Swift Sport has evolved into a genuine hot hatch that makes exhilarating sports driving a reality. The torque-to-weight ratio of the new Swift Sport is approximately 4.2kg/Nm, making it one of the most competitive hot hatches in the market.
The 1.4 Boosterjet petrol engine delivers high power with good fuel economy. The new turbocharger helps the engine produce impressive torque from low in the rev range, while the small displacement and direct fuel injection system optimise fuel consumption.
To achieve short-stroke and nimble shifting, enhancements have been made to the same 6-speed manual transmission used in the previous Swift Sport.
The new Swift Sport rests on a new-generation Suzuki platform called “Heartect”, which delivers enhanced fundamental vehicle performance through light weight and high rigidity. In addition to the new platform and the lightweight, shock-absorbing “Tect” body, detailed optimisation of interior parts, seats and other components has resulted in a kerb weight of just 970kg.
Fitting with its position as Suzuki’s sportiest model, the handling capabilities found in previous Swift Sport models have been further refined in the latest version to provide greater driving stability, optimised roll rigidity and improved dynamic response.
The wheelbase is 20mm longer than the previous model’s, while the tread is 40mm wider both front and rear, helping to increase straight-line stability. In keeping with the design focus on performance and emotional connection, the body has been lowered by 15mm and widened by 40mm, creating a more grounded, athletic stance.
The Swift Sport features an exclusive frontal design, with the front grille and bumper projecting the nose beyond that of the standard Swift, conveying a sense of tautness and imminent action. Muscular shoulders, blacked-out A-pillars and vertically arranged front and rear lamps are brought into vivid relief in the Swift Sport with black aerodynamic under-spoilers spanning the front, sides and rear, and a roof-end spoiler that balances aerodynamic advantage with sports aesthetics.
The debutante’s other design highlights include a “staggered” design for the large-opening honeycomb grille, carbon fibre-style embossing for the front grille, front lip spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser, thin-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, and a tapered shape for the dual exhaust tips that relay presence with their wide light-reflecting surfaces
The new Swift Sport cockpit creates an immersive, interactive sports driving environment, starting with red interior accents and a driver-oriented instrument panel that stirs the driver’s imagination. The main gauges pop with contrasting colours, while new boost and oil temperature gauges enhance the sporty driving experience. High-quality textures and materials are used throughout the cockpit, including in the semi-bucket front seats that let the driver and passenger share the Swift and sporty driving sensation.
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