The all-new Suzuki Swift Sport has landed at Tynan Suzuki Kirrawee.
The new little hot hatch will come with a a turbocharged petrol engine that replaces the old model’s spirited naturally-aspirated 100kW/160Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged ‘Boosterjet’ 1.4-litre four-cylinder — which also powers the Vitara SUV — is expected to produce around 105kW.
The new Swift Sport is expected to be significantly quicker than the current model due to its 100kg weight drop from the old Sport— even though the new Swift Sport features an extra pair of rear doors. Combine that with a more generous torque peak output of around 220Nm and the new Swift Sport will easily shave a second off its 0-100km/h time.
Matched with a six-speed manual gearbox, the new Suzuki hot hatch should hit the benchmark 100km/h in around 7.2 seconds — down from the current car’s 8.7sec sprint. At the rear of the car there are twin exhausts, a rear diffuser and a small tailgate spoiler.
Featuring larger 17-inch wheels, the new Swift Sport will come with a comprehensively reworked version of the current supermini’s suspension that includes a bespoke sports springs, new dampers and larger brakes. Other changes include an all-new 4.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system that includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.