Suzuki Swift Sport makes its global debut at Frankfurt

Yolanda Curtis
September 13, 2017

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 auto than the regular Suzuki Swift.

While outputs of the small capacity turbo engine are only modest at 103kW and 230Nm, the Swift Sport only weighs 970kg which, Suzuki claims, gives it a power to weight ratio similar to genuine hot hatches. A comprehensive overhaul of the underbody's structure and component layout has resulted in the replacement of the segmented frame of the previous platform with a continuous frame that increases underbody stiffness.

On the handling front, the Sport comes with bespoke sports suspension using Monroe front dampers with thicker stabiliser bars and Teflon seats, overall providing a 15 per cent increase in camber rigidity. The Monroe* rear suspension was specially created to ensure superior stability even at high speeds. Compared to the previous model, the city sports vehicle has also been lowered by 15mm and has extended tracks of 40mm and an elongated wheelbase of 20mm for an unchanged length of 3.89m. The trailing arm was designed and developed exclusively for the new Swift Sport to minimise deformation during cornering.

As for the design, we've already seen the more aggressive body compared with the regular Swift.

Interiors feature red interior accents and a driver-oriented instrument panel. The ground clearance is unchanged from the Euro-spec Swift at 120mm. Depending on the configuration, the advanced safety features of the new Swift Sport introduce forward detection system, dual sensor brake support, lane departure warning, weaving alert function, high beam assist, adaptive cruise control, Radar Brake Support, emergency stop signal, ESP, tyre pressure monitoring system, TECT impact-absorbing body, six SRS airbags and pedestrian injury mitigation body.

We're yet to hear any details about the India launch of this hothatch from Suzuki.

As such, expect the new Swift Sport to hit zero to 100km/h in around 7.2 seconds, down from the current car's 8.7sec sprint.

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