Suzuki Swift Sport revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

Suzuki Swift Sport revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

Suzuki Swift Sport revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

As suspected, the new Swift Sport comes with a turbocharged engine. 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.

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.

The new sporty elements added to the model include front grille and bumper, aerodynamic front-lip spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and roof-end spoiler. Overall body rigidity has been further improved with an increase in spot welds, improving steering-yaw rate linearity and control.

"We had a brilliant foundation to work from, because the new Swift HEARTECT platform is incredibly light and rigid".

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The Swift Sport joins the seemingly ever-expanding niche of hot hatchbacks with its own proposition - it's a city auto with a feisty appearance and maximum every-day utilization credentials. Moreover, the 17-inch polished alloy wheels and dual exhausts complete the picture.

Suzuki says those changes result in a "15 per cent increase in camber rigidity during cornering" over the last Swift Sport. The trailing arm was designed and developed exclusively for the new Swift Sport to minimise deformation during cornering. In keeping with the design focus on performance and emotional connection, the body has been lowered 15mm and widened 40mm, creating a more grounded, athletic stance.

The new interior receives accent panels, colour-contrasted gauges, precision dials and semi-bucket seats to provide the same sporty feel while seating inside the new Swift Sport. The euro-spec Swift Sport gets a ground clearance of 120mm the same as the standard variant.

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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