Suzuki, the Japanese carmaker has released the new pictures and details of the new Swift Sport ahead of its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. This model is also expected to come India in 2018, but nothing official has been revealed by Maruti Suzuki. Like the new Swift twins, the Swift Sport is developed on the Suzuki's new generation platform.
The performance oriented hatchback looks largely identical to the new generation Swift, which will be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018. The company has added some unique design elements that add to its sporty character. Talking about features, the hatchback gets bigger radiator grille and black bumper lip spoiler at the front.
Other design highlights include black rocker panels on the side, new fog lamp assembly with black enclosure, new 17-inch alloy wheels, gloss black finish on the rear bumper, dual exhausts, diffuser, roof mounted spoiler, etc. In order to give it a sporty profile, the hatchback has sculpted body sides and newly styled C-Pillar.
The cabin of the hatchback looks aggressive, thanks to all-black theme. The hatchback gets leather upholstery for steering wheel and sports seats with contrasting red stitching. It is equipped with a 4.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The vehicle is also equipped with a more responsive steering and stiffer suspensions.
The new Suzuki Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre K14C Boosterjet engine that also powers the Suzuki Vitara. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 148bhp and a peak torque of 245Nm. For transmission duties, the hatchback will get a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic unit.
The new Sport will be lighter than 100kgs, which makes it faster and more fuel efficient that the outgoing car. For achieving better performance, Maruti might offer stiffened chassis, new suspension setup and sportier springs and dampers on the car.
The India-spec model is likely to be launched as Maruti Swift RS, which will share engine from the Baleno RS. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that produces 100.5bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.