FOLLOWING on from its launch in the Japanese domestic market late last year, Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the new Swift Sport for Europe as its all new global compact sport supermini.
The new Swift Sport is launched on 1 June and represents an automotive advancement aimed at uplifting the driver through succession, evolution and innovation.
Based on its very low kerb weight of 975kg and a torque figure of 230Nm, the new Swift Sport has a torque-to-weight ratio of 4.2 kg/Nm placing it at a similar level to its hot hatch competitors.
At launch, Suzuki is offering the highly specified Swift Sport at £16,499 for a limited period only (includes £1,500 saving off list price). This attractive offer is available to both new and existing retail customers and will be in place until June 30 2018. An affordable PCP offer with low deposit will also be announced soon.
Standard equipment is comprehensive and includes unique sport interior trim with semi bucket seats and red accents to the dashboard and console areas, six airbags, auto air conditioning, satellite navigation, leather steering wheel, privacy glass, DAB radio with Bluetooth and six speakers, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch wheels, body coloured door mirrors and four electric windows.
After the introduction of the 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged engine in Vitara and S-Cross during 2016, this engine technology is now extended to the new Swift Sport. This unit has an output of 140PS and is Direct Injection turbocharged (DITC). It offers 44 per cent more torque than the previous model which is available from just 2,500rpm.
Offering the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (2.0-litre), it delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure. In addition, the new Sport has an improved maximum torque figure of 230Nm which is available from just 2,500rpm up to 3,500rpm. The previous Sport model developed 160Nm of torque at 4,400rpm.
The 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine offers strong benefits in performance too with 0-62mph acceleration time of 8.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 130mph (where permitted).