Suzuki Auto South Africa has some exciting news for performance-minded local motoring enthusiasts: the Suzuki Swift Sport is coming to town! Widely lauded as one of the most entertaining, involving and exciting hot hatchbacks in the subcompact sector, the Sport is a welcome addition to Suzuki Swift line-up in SA.
It retains the key Swift attributes of tactile quality, efficient packaging and compelling value, but adds greater motoring excitement and driver appeal to the Swift equation, thanks to a significant power injection and a series of chassis enhancements.
The little tar burner also debuts the three-door Swift body shape locally, greatly adding to its distinctive presence, and underscoring its performance aspirations.
The Sport builds on SuzukiΓÇÖs proud motorsport heritage, which has seen the Swift dominate the Junior World Rally Championship in previous years. In 2009, Swift Sports occupied the second and third places in the series, having scored three outright wins and six podium positions,
However, the three-door shape isnΓÇÖt the only reason why the Suzuki Swift Sport looks the pocket rocket part. Viewed from the front, the deeper front bumper, with its integrated airdam, is home to a large, secondary air intake, flanked by round fog lamps on either side.
The Swift Sport rides on specially designed, 17-inch alloy wheels, shod with grippy Goodyear Eagle F1 195/45 R17 tyres, further optimising the grip and handling of the newcomer.
At the very heart of the Swift SportΓÇÖs exciting demeanour is a 1,6-litre high-performance, four-cylinder powerplant. The free-revving M16A unit features VVT variable valve timing and has a maximum power output of 92 kW at 6 800 r/min, linked to a torque peak of 148 Nm at 4 800 r/min.
As a result, the Swift Sport accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8,9 sec and is credited with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
The all-disc braking system, utilising vented front and solid rear discs, is equipped with ABS, EBD and EBA to ensure that the SportΓÇÖs considerable urge is coupled to equally prodigious stopping power.
News source: Mooivaal Media – Vaalweekblad