New Suzuki Swift Sport to get turbo power and very low weight…
Suzuki has whipped the wraps off the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport at the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show.
The biggest change for the third generation warm hatch lies under the bonnet – the naturally aspirated 1.6 litre four from the old model has been dumped in favour of the 1.4 litre turbo unit lifted from the Vitara Turbo.
While Suzuki hasn’t divulged on specifics, kerb weight will be under one tonne and careful attention has been paid to feel and driver satisfaction. In short, the new Suzuki Swift Sport should be fairly brisk, and quite a lot of fun in the corners.
There’ll be more safety and convenience tech too, with adaptive cruise, lane departure warning and automatic high beams fitted as standard. There’ll also be a 7inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and most probably Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Swift Sport chief engineer Mr Masao Kobori said, “We know that our customers value a dynamic driving experience above everything else, so for the third-generation Swift Sport our development concept was Ultimate Driving Excitement.”
Mr Kobori continued, “It’s lighter, sharper, and quicker. It’s more aggressive and emotive, but we’ve also refined the elements that make it practical to use every day—the clutch feel, the manual transmission shift throw, the seats and steering wheel. Everything that puts the driver at the heart of the experience.”
Australian specifications and pricing will be revealed closer to the car’s local launch.