The new Swift Sport represents an automotive advancement aimed at uplifting the driver through succession, evolution and innovation.
It carries forward the Swift DNA while adopting completely new styling and a performance-enhancing extremely light body with advanced safety technologies. The result is exterior European flair complemented by a sporty and functional interior, nimble and agile driving, and enhanced peace of mind.
The Swift Sport features an exclusive frontal design. The front grille and bumper project the nose beyond that of the standard Swift, conveying a sense of tautness and imminent action. Muscular shoulders, blacked-out A-pillars and vertically arranged front and rear lamps, as introduced in the rest of the Swift model range, are brought to life in the Swift Sport with black aerodynamic under spoilers spanning the front, sides and rear, and a roof-end spoiler that balances aerodynamic advantage with sports aesthetics.
A new design roof spoiler helps keep maximum tyre contact with the road by decreasing lift at high speeds; aerodynamics have been improved further with a new design engine undercover, floor undercovers and front intake strakes. Wind resistance has been reduced by 10 per cent overall compared to the previous Sport model.
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). 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).
In order to manage the additional performance of the new Swift Sport, a new larger capacity radiator has been developed that improves heat dissipation by up to 34 per cent versus the previous model. The new Sport also switches to a new design twin electric fan assembly which has achieved a 38 per cent increase in airflow whilst keeping overall quietness to the same level to that of a single electric fan.
The Swift Sport features a specially tuned exhaust system with an optimised internal structure and is of larger capacity than standard to accommodate the higher engine output. The exhaust has been thouroughly tuned to produce low frequency notes in the lower speed ranges and retains its signature dual tailpipe design as used in the previous generation model.
The Swift adopts Suzuki‘s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept that provides a high level of collision safety. Some of the features include collapsible structures that absorb impact energy in the event of a collision, a frame structure that effectively disperses impact energy, and rigid cabin structure.
Other safety features include ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), which helps ensure stability while driving, along with front, side and curtain airbags to protect occupants in the event of a collision from the front or side.
The new Swift Sport features an advanced forward detection system that combines a monocular camera and a laser sensor for advanced safety functions, including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and high beam assist. It also uses millimetre-wave radar to enable adaptive cruise control.
The advanced forward detection system monocular camera excels at mid to long distance detection and also recognition of traffic elements including pedestrians and lane markers. The laser sensor excels at monitoring shorter distance hazards and also night vision detection.
SWIFT SPORT HYBRID
|range from £21,570|
|+ 17" alloy wheels (polished finish)|
|+ Smartphone linkage display|
|+ Adaptive cruise control|
|+ Dual exhaust pipes|
|+ Green tinted windows|
|+ 3-spoke leather covered steering wheel|
|+ Sport exclusive seat upholstery|