The Suzuki Swift Sport has been one of the most interesting hot hatches of the last decade, well at least outside the United States.
Aiding the dynamic nature of the Swift sport is a set of Monroe shocks found at each corner of the vehicle, as well as thicker stabiliser joint bars at the front, with now single-unit wheel hub and bearings, and more space between them.
"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", Koboro says. The torque-to-weight ratio of the new Swift Sport is approximately 4.2 kg/ Nm.
The new auto uses the latest "Heartect" platform that debuted with the mainstream Swift. "So, we've made the new Swift Sport lighter, faster and more stimulating in every way", he added.
Compared with the outgoing model's 1.6-litre naturally aspirated unit, power is lifted by 3kW, however, torque is increased a lot, from 160Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via six-speed manual transmission. It also receives air intakes, a front skirt and black side skirts that finish in imitation carbon fiber. The ground clearance is unchanged from the Euro-spec Swift at 120mm.
Beyond that, the new Swift is larger than its predecessor with a 20mm longer wheelbase and a 40mm wider wheel track, which should open up some interior space. It has a kerb weight of 970 kg, which is 80 kg lighter than the previous version. The aggression in design is also carried inside with a red-stitched steering wheel finished in leather, semi-bucket sporty seats with embossed "Sport" badging, stainless steel pedals and red highlights on dashboard, instrument cluster and door panels.
The safety in the new Swift Sport is taken care of by advanced forward detection, dual sensor brake support and lane departure warning along with other features such as six airbags and emergency stop signal.