The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company's local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018.
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Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque - a 70Nm leap over its predecessor.

Performance times are yet to be announced, but considering the new model has a kerb weight of just 970kg - down from 1060kg - you can expect brisk acceleration from the little hatchback.

Shifting gears are either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto, though final pricing and specifications for both versions are yet to be confirmed.

As a guide, however, the GLX Turbo comes in at $22,990 plus on-road costs - though you'll find many for that price drive-away - so it's logical to expect the Sport to start around the $25,000 mark.

Stay tuned for a pricing and specs run-down in the lead-up to the Swift Sport's launch in the first quarter of 2018.