Suzuki, the popular Japanese automaker has pulled the covers from off one of the most anticipated hatchbacks, the Swift Sport, from its gallery and the company could find no better platform than the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. However, there are negligible chances that the car will be introduced in the Indian market.
The all new generation of the Suzuki Swift Sport is based on the same platform as the standard Swift hatchback, that is, the HEARTECT platform. This has helped the car lose a lot of weight and now weighs around 970 kgs. The new platform also makes the hatchback more rigid and sturdier than the previous generation model.
The new Suzuki Swift Sport will be powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine which will be borrowed from the Vitara S. This engine will be capable of making a maximum power of 138 bhp along with a peak torque of 230 Nm. The previously used 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine has been discontinued. However, the company has retained the 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and the front wheel drive mechanism.
The Suzuki Swift Sport has a sportier than the standard version in terms of the styling. The car has been given 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels along with new suspension and 15 mm lower ground clearance over the previous generation. In terms of safety, the car will be getting features like Lane Departure Warning, six safety airbags, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Forward Detection, etc. It will also be featuring ABS ESC and autonomous braking system, which would be available as an optional feature.
Suzuki has not yet announced the pricing and the launch date of the car yet. It will be competing against the likes of the Ford Fiesta ST and the Renault Clio RS.