Suzuki reveals prices and specs of its hotter new Swift Sport

New-generation hatch gets a turbo engine with a lot more torque

30 July 2019 - 14:52 By Motoring Reporter
The Swift Sport gets turbo power for the first time.
The Swift Sport gets turbo power for the first time.
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Suzuki has revealed the pricing and details of the new third-generation Swift Sport which is being launched in SA this week.

The new "warm hatch" version of the compact hatchback has ditched its normally aspirated 1.6-litre engine in favour of a 1.4 turbo Boosterjet engine packing outputs of 103kW and 230Nm.

The power is marginally up from the previous 100kW but the new engine gets a whopping torque boost, up from the former 160Nm.

The car is also 80kg lighter with a kerb weight of just 970kg. All this makes it capable of a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 205km/h.

The Swift Sport gains beefed-up suspension and a racy body kit, and inside it’s set apart by sports seats, red inlays, a flat-bottomed steering wheel as well as additional gauges for boost and oil temperature.

Power is transmitted to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearbox.

Prices are R315,900 for the manual and R335,900 for the auto, which include a five-year/200,000km warranty and four-year/60,000km service plan.

We’re attending the Swift Sport launch this week, so stay tuned for driving impressions.

Prices start at R315,900 for the Swift Sport manual.
Prices start at R315,900 for the Swift Sport manual.
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