The Suzuki Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift model range and offers higher levels of tuning, steering and braking performance than the standard Swift on which it’s based.
|Suzuki Swift Sport|
The ground-hugging form gives a sense of stability, the large front grille hints at the performance within and is flanked by big, distinctive finned fog lamp bezels that add even more sporting character.
Aerodynamic parts exclusive to the new Suzuki Swift Sport control the airflow, suppress lift and give the car a lower visual centre of gravity. Newly developed high-intensity discharge headlamps with a metallic-grey coating as well as new design rear combination lamps heighten the sense of dynamism expressed by the exterior design.
|Side profile with unique sporty proportions|
Since the new Suzuki Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift series, Suzuki pursued higher levels of chassis performance, achieving an exceptional balance of controllability and stability.
Greater toe and camber rigidity for the torsion beam, greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings, and larger rear wheel bearings enhance stability at the rear under hard cornering.
|Cockpit with stylish design|
Increased spring rates for the front and rear coil springs and added rebound springs in the front struts significantly contribute to stability by providing greater roll stiffness. Modifications to the steering-gearbox member, suspension-frame member as well as larger front wheel bearings all boost yaw response, resulting in handling that has evolved even further from that of the previous Swift Sport.
|Exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels|
The new Suzuki Swift Sport’s M16A engine is based on that of the previous model. Thanks to the addition of a variable intake system, optimization of the intake VVT and increased valve lift, maximum output is up from 127hp in the previous Swift Sport to an impressive 135hp with the new model.
|Front seats with a sporty design|
Maximum torque is up from 148Nm to 160Nm. As a result, the driver can enjoy superb performance across the rev range. It also comes with a revised exhaust system with a sportier soundtrack. It will need 6.9 litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometers.
|Big and powerful finned headlamps|
The new Suzuki Swift Sport’s manual transmission was developed specifically to take full advantage of the M16A engine’s performance. The use of six gears (up from five in the previous Swift Sport) allows sporty driving combined with fuel economy.
|Rear of the Swift Sport|
A triple-cone synchromesh for first and second gears permits lower shift effort and a larger counterweight at the transmission end of the shift lever yields a sporty shift action that is now lighter and more positive.
|Previous Suzuki Swift Sport model|
Wheels and tires
Exclusive 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels are standard on the new Swift Sport. They have a sharp, exquisite design and are produced in such a way that they are each about 1kg lighter than those of the previous Swift Sport.
Extensive use of high-tensile steel and computerised structural analysis keep the body light while promoting safety, There are seven airbags (including curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag), and the pillars incorporate shock-absorbing materials that soften any contact with occupants’ heads. It also comes with ESP and an antilock braking system with electronic braking-force as standard.
|Rear exhausts with a sporty soundtrack|
Sporty and refined Interior
Sporty, exclusive design features in the new Swift Sport’s cabin heighten the driving pleasure and a high-quality look and feel generates pleasure of ownership with new design sport seats in an exclusive fabric together with a five-dial meter cluster that combines easy legibility with an uncluttered look.
|Curvy rear lights|
The sporty Swift is on sale at a price of $25990 (Kshs 3 million). Its promising engine output, nice handling characteristics make it a must have hot hatch.