The biggest change for this new model is under the bonnet, where for the first time sits a turbocharged engine to add more power and better dynamic handling to ensure the latest Swift Sport is a capable of taking on some tough competition.

What are your choices?

With the Swift Sport line up, you get to choose between a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The new 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine is the heart of the Swift Sport, producing 103kw of power and 230Nm.

Exterior.

Suzuki has give then Swift a number of sporty touches including 17-inch alloy wheels, sports exhaust, a black honeycomb grille and faux carbon fibre body highlights on the bumper, front spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser.

What comes standard?

Standard equipment includes LED headlights, daytime running lights, keyless entry and ignition, climate control, air-conditioning, leather steering wheel, a 7.0 inch touchscreen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, navigation and Bluetooth.

Safety.

Safety equipment includes full airbag protection, reversing camera and a number of active safety features including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, driver attention monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

On the road.

The Swift is one of the best handling city cars, thanks to its featherweight underpinnings tipping the scales at just 990kg. The Swift Sport has improved the chassis in every area – it turns sharply and responds accurately to driver inputs to make it feel lively and engaging.

Verdict:

The hot hatch’s new engine does add a new level of performance and whit it lacks on statistics, it makes up for with a great power-to-weight ratio.

Fun is the key factor in extracting as much driving pleasure as possible from the most diminutive of hot hatches. The Swift Sport is a car that you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to drive. It really is a heroic little car.

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