Suzuki Swift Sport debuts at Frankfurt

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport's cabin too looks familiar yet sporty with those red accents

The lower and wider stance gives the Swift Sport the vehicle a sporty appeal, more over Suzuki claims that the aggressive styling, and a torque -to-weight ratio that propels the Swift Sport into genuine hot hatch territory.

The Swift Sport also gets beefed up suspension and a racy body kit that includes a bolder bumper and grille as well as side skirts and a bold diffuser, housing two huge tailpipes. Moreover, the 17-inch polished alloy wheels and dual exhausts complete the picture. On the inside, accent panels, colour-contrasted gauges and precision dials are created to provide visual impact, while semi-bucket seats and high-quality textures keep the driver firmly in control of the fun. The engine in question is a 1.4-litre Boosterjet unit that is tuned to make 140hp and 230Nm of torque.

The new force-fed direct injection engine delivers its urge much lower in the rev range.

The new Swift Sport rests on the "Heartect" platform, which is lighter and has high body rigidity. To improve roll stability, the thickness of the stabiliser joint bars have been increased, with a Teflon seat added to the stabiliser mount.

As for the rear, Suzuki focused on providing stability at high speeds, improving toe rigidity by 1.4 times compared to its predecessor, and camber rigidity is higher by a factor of almost three. The Swift Sport does so with a kerb weight of about 1000kg.

The new auto promises to up the ante with a stiffer structure and a footprint increased courtesy a 20 mm-longer wheelbase and a stance that's 40 mm wider and 15 mm lower.

Interiors feature red interior accents and a driver-oriented instrument panel. The latter comes with new boost and oil temperature gauges to reflect the car's sporty persona.

At the press conference held on 12 September, Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation, said: "Our third-generation model is the best, most aggressive Swift Sport ever". The chrome finished shift knob and alloy pedals complement the design.

As such, expect the new Swift Sport to hit zero to 100km/h in around 7.2 seconds, down from the current car's 8.7sec sprint.

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