Suzuki Europe has taken the wraps off the new generation Swift Sport before it makes its official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Drawing styling cues from the Swift S Concept from which it was based, the new Swift Sport is a refined sport compact and the first full model change since its original launch in 2006.
It features a more aggressive exterior thanks to a low-slung form that offers a sense of stability and tension, and a big front grille that evokes a sporty performance feel.
Increased power and better fuel economy are delivered by the 1.6-litre M16A engine, developed exclusively by Suzuki for the Swift Sport.
The engine is mated to a specially developed six-speed manual transmission, resulting in an exhilarating drive in line with Suzuki’s brand philosophy of delivering excitement in every drive.
The new Swift Sport offers superior cornering stability and responsive handling thanks to struts with internal rebound springs and an exclusive rear-suspension design.
Like its standard sibling, the new Swift Sport delivers on safety with a light, stiff, impact-absorbing body plus seven airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag) and ESC.
“We are very excited about the preliminary release of the new Swift Sport, but we are still some way off finalising the Australian version,” said Suzuki Australian General Manager Tony Devers.
“The Swift Sport will not go on sale here until next year, so we still have some time to work through the specification level suitable for the Australian market.”
“What we do know is the Swift Sport will offer better performance, handling, economy and style than ever before. We can’t wait to launch the ultimate pocket rocket to our customers.”
Full dimensions for the European Swift Sport are as follows: