The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car sports a lower, wider stance, and a bit more aggressive styling than the regular Swift.
Compared to the regular Swift, the hexagonal grille is sort of inverted and has soft curves. The fog lamp housing is wider. The bumper lip extension and side skirts add to the wider stance. Rear-end gets a sporty bumper design with twin tailpipes. And of course, there are new 17-inch alloy wheels.
Thanks to the ‘Heartect’ platform, the new Swift Sport is lighter; its kerb weight is 970 kg (2,138 lbs)—80 kg (176 lbs) less than before.
The 1.6-litre naturally aspirated motor has been let go, and taking its place is the new 1.4-litre 4-cylinder BoosterJet turbo petrol unit. It makes 103 kW (140 metric hp) at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. Power is up by 4 metric hp and torque by 70 Nm.
Transmission is still a 6-speed manual, however, Suzuki said that the actuating force has been tuned for improved shift smoothness and increased driver feedback.
The new Swift Sport carries over the Monroe front and rear shock absorbers with improvements on roll stability.
The hot hatch gets red accents to differentiate it from the regular variant. There is a 7-inch touchscreen with 3D navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity, and boost and oil temperature gauges.
As for the safety and other features, there is Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS), Lane departure warning, 6 airbags, adaptive cruise control, ESP, and a few more.