The first time I saw the new Suzki Swift, I was a little surprised. Okay so it looked really cool, it wasn’t what I was expecting from the Japanese brand which really had forsaken Australia for some time. That was in 2005, when Suzuki launched the new Swift to much anticipation. Powered by a 1.5L engine the Suzuki Swift put out a small 74kW @ 6000rpm of power and 133Nm @ 4000rpm-4000rpm of Torque. The current swift costs anywhere between $16,000 to $20,000 plus onroads etc.
But come September, there is a new Swift. The Suzuki Swift Sport. Admitedly, its a far cry from the Suzuki Swift GTis of old but nonetheless, at least its something sporty. The Swift Sport will use a 1.6-litre twin cam engine which Suzuki claims is specially built just for the Sport model. It puts out around 123 horsepwer which is around 92kw.
Current reports from Tokyo suggest that the new Suzuki Swift Sport gets a good deal of sports trimmings, and inside are high-backed red-and-black sport seats, a leather-trimmed wheel and choice of a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
There isn’t much detail yet regarding the Suzuki Swift Sport, but come September when Suzuki unvail the car, you can bet all the specifications will get released. No prices for the Swift Sport are yet confirmed, but I would hope it stays below $25,000 to be a valuable car.