Japanese automaker Suzuki has unwrapped covers of the 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport in the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and it gets the same shade of yellow that was first teased online. The hot-hatch has got many exteriors, interior and mechanical changes than the regular version of Suzuki Swift.
The weight of the Swift Sport has been reduced by about 80 kg and now weighs just 970 kg despite being 50 mm longer than the regular Suzuki Swift. The new generation Suzuki Swift measures 3890 mm in length, 1735 mm in width and its height measures 1500 mm. The Euro-spec Swift Sport gets a ground clearance of 120mm the same as the standard variant. The lower and wider stance gives the Swift Sport the car a sporty appeal, more over Suzuki claims that the aggressive styling, and a torque -to weight ratio that propels the Swift Sport into genuine hot hatch territory.
“We know that our customers value a dynamic driving experience above everything else,” says Swift Sport chief engineer Masao KOBORI, “so we’ve made the new Swift Sport lighter, faster and more stimulating in every way.” He added. The sporty Swift gets a new redesigned front grille and bumper, the aerodynamic front-lip spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and roof-end spoiler makes it a whole different car than the regular Suzuki Swift.
The company has decided to go with the 17-inch alloy wheels and dual exhausts to enhance the sporty appeal. 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 the dashboard, instrument cluster, and door panels.
Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation said “Our third-generation model is the best, most aggressive Swift Sport ever. The result is a car that, regardless of your current experience, is exciting to be in and exciting to drive. Just get behind the wheel and you will feel the heat.” The Suzuki Swift Sport will make its market launch in Europe only later in 2018 and will be powered by the 1.4L boosterjet petrol engine that sheds a power of 140 hp and 230 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed manual gearbox. The car goes on sale in Japan this month.
The new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo scheduled in February 2018. However, we do not expect the company to bring in the Suzuki Swift Sport in its current form to India anytime soon. The company did launch the 1.0L boosterjet engine on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS earlier this year and that makes more sense for the Indian to be tuned on the Swift and call it the Swift RS. Read more
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