MODEL: SWIFT SPORT

Press kit: Swift Sport

GENERAL

Swift Sport Press Pack

MORE PRACTICALITY FOR SWIFT SPORT

  • Swift Sport – on sale since January 2012 as a three door and five door model introduced in July 2013.
  • Satellite Navigation and DAB radio now fitted as standard.
  • Priced at £13,999 for the three door and £14,499 for the five door model.
  • Euro 5 1.6 litre 136PS VVT engine – offers combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg.
  • Exhaust emissions of 147g/km.
  • Six speed manual transmission fitted as standard.
  • Standard equipment includes auto air conditioning, fog lamps, push button start, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, HID Projector headlamps with headlamp wash and rear privacy glass.
  • ESP and seven airbags fitted as standard.
  • 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds, max speed 121mph.
  • UK Swift Sport sales of around 7,500 since launch in May 2006.

In Brief

The Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift model range and offers higher levels of tuning, steering and braking performance than the standard Swift on which it’s based. The sporting experience and everyday practicality have earned many devoted fans in approximately 40 countries and territories around the world. In 2013, Suzuki introduced the five door model to provide customers with further practicality and added Satellite Navigation and DAB radio to the standard specification in 2014.

The Swift Sport has the same DNA as its predecessor which was first launched in 2006, but reflects the concept of developing a refined sport compact from the Swift 1.2 litre that Suzuki launched in the UK late in 2010. Befitting its status as the performance flagship of the Swift model range, it reflects the pursuit of even better handling, driving performance, environmental compatibility and an uncompromising focus on quality.

Overall, it offers a rewarding experience of Suzuki’s sporting DNA.

Suzuki launched the Swift Sport in a growing number of Countries and sales in the UK are around 1,200 units per annum, representing 10 per cent of total Swift sales.

Exterior

The Swift Sport’s exterior design reflects the model’s evolution towards a more sporting look. The ground hugging form gives a sense of stability; the large front grille hints at the performance within and is flanked by big, distinctive finned fog lamp bezels that add even more sporting character.

Aerodynamic parts exclusive to the new Swift Sport control the airflow, suppress lift and give the car a lower visual centre of gravity. High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with a metallic grey coating as well as new design rear combination lamps heighten the sense of dynamism expressed by the exterior design.

Sporty and refined interior

Sporty, exclusive design features in the Swift Sport’s cabin heighten the driving pleasure and a high quality look and feel generates pleasure of ownership with new design sport seats in an exclusive fabric together with a five dial meter cluster that combines easy legibility with an uncluttered look.

Easy entry

As featured on the Swift SZ4 model, Swift Sport features keyless entry for simple door lock/unlocking and engine start up. With this system, there is no fumbling to insert a key in the lock or push a button on the remote, all you need to do is have the key with you in a pocket or bag and press the small black button on the door handle to unlock. Once, inside the car, push the clutch down and press the ignition button to start and stop the engine. When parked, press the door button again, and the car will be locked and immobilised.

And to make life even easier, particularly when carrying shopping bags or luggage, the tailgate has an electric catch that is released with just a light touch.

Performance

Exclusively tuned handling for the Swift Sport

Swift Sport exclusive M16A engine offering more power and fuel economy

Specially designed six speed manual transmission

Handling - Exclusively tuned chassis

Since the Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift series, Suzuki pursued higher levels of chassis performance, achieving an exceptional balance of controllability and stability.

Greater toe and camber rigidity for the torsion beam, greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings and larger rear wheel bearings enhance stability at the rear under hard cornering. Increased spring rates for the front and rear coil springs and the addition of rebound springs in the front suspension struts significantly contribute to stability by providing greater roll stiffness. Modifications to the steering-gearbox member, suspension-frame member as well as larger front wheel bearings all boost yaw response, resulting in handling that has evolved even further from that of the previous Swift Sport.

Engine

The Swift Sport’s M16A engine offers power combined with low emissions. The engine has a variable intake system and an optimised intake VVT (Variable Valve Timing) for increased valve lift, maximum output is an impressive 100kW (136PS) and maximum torque is 160Nm at an engine speed of 4,400 rpm enabling the driver to enjoy superb performance across the rev range. The engine’s high output is combined with excellent fuel economy of 44.1mpg on the Combined EC Cycle and CO2 emissions are 147g/km. The Sport model has a bespoke exhaust system with twin tailpipes, one on each side of the rear diffuser.

Transmission - Designed for sporty, fuel-efficient driving

The Swift Sport’s manual transmission was developed specifically to take full advantage of the M16A engine’s performance. The use of six gears allows sporty driving combined with improved fuel economy. A triple cone synchromesh for first and second gears permits lower shift effort and a larger counterweight at the transmission end of the shift lever yields a sporty shift action that is light and positive.

Wheels and tyres - Exclusive 17 inch design

Exclusive 17 inch aluminium-alloy wheels are fitted as standard. They have a sharp, exquisite design and are produced in such a way that they are each around 1kg lighter than those of the first generation Swift Sport. The tyre sizes are 195/45 R17 and were developed specifically for this model.

Dimensions

The keys to the Swift’s nimble handling include wide track and a short wheelbase. With the Sport, Suzuki carries forward these fundamental attributes and further refined them. New dimensions combine with increased rear suspension firmness for better straight-line and cornering stability. They also add to a road hugging profile that communicates the Swift Sport’s enhanced handling and performance.

The Swift Sport’s strong presence belies compact dimensions that make it exceptionally nimble. Wide front and rear track and a short wheelbase (key characteristics of the Swift series) combine with chassis systems that include an exclusively designed rear suspension to ensure sharper handling and outstanding high speed stability. Full dimensions compared with the previous model are as follows:

NVH-suppressing high-rigidity body

Increased body rigidity and increased rigidity in the joints between components are utilised to suppress the generation and transmission of noise. The benefits are complemented by extensive engine, transmission, clutch, suspension, and tyre revisions.

Swift Sport has comprehensive sound insulation with the use of sound-absorbing silencers and other high performance acoustic parts. Sealant around the cabin plays a key part in keeping noise out and allows a comfortable and quiet environment for occupants.

UK colour range

At no additional charge, Swift Sport is available in four metallic/pearlescent colours which are as follows:

Silky Silver metallic

Cool White Pearl metallic

Boost Blue Pearl metallic

Cosmic Black Pearl metallic

GENERAL

Swift Sport Press Pack

MORE PRACTICALITY FOR SWIFT SPORT

  • Swift Sport – on sale since January 2012 as a three door and five door model introduced in July 2013.
  • Satellite Navigation and DAB radio now fitted as standard.
  • Priced at £13,999 for the three door and £14,499 for the five door model.
  • Euro 5 1.6 litre 136PS VVT engine – offers combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg.
  • Exhaust emissions of 147g/km.
  • Six speed manual transmission fitted as standard.
  • Standard equipment includes auto air conditioning, fog lamps, push button start, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, HID Projector headlamps with headlamp wash and rear privacy glass.
  • ESP and seven airbags fitted as standard.
  • 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds, max speed 121mph.
  • UK Swift Sport sales of around 7,500 since launch in May 2006.

In Brief

The Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift model range and offers higher levels of tuning, steering and braking performance than the standard Swift on which it’s based. The sporting experience and everyday practicality have earned many devoted fans in approximately 40 countries and territories around the world. In 2013, Suzuki introduced the five door model to provide customers with further practicality and added Satellite Navigation and DAB radio to the standard specification in 2014.

The Swift Sport has the same DNA as its predecessor which was first launched in 2006, but reflects the concept of developing a refined sport compact from the Swift 1.2 litre that Suzuki launched in the UK late in 2010. Befitting its status as the performance flagship of the Swift model range, it reflects the pursuit of even better handling, driving performance, environmental compatibility and an uncompromising focus on quality.

Overall, it offers a rewarding experience of Suzuki’s sporting DNA.

Suzuki launched the Swift Sport in a growing number of Countries and sales in the UK are around 1,200 units per annum, representing 10 per cent of total Swift sales.

Exterior

The Swift Sport’s exterior design reflects the model’s evolution towards a more sporting look. The ground hugging form gives a sense of stability; the large front grille hints at the performance within and is flanked by big, distinctive finned fog lamp bezels that add even more sporting character.

Aerodynamic parts exclusive to the new Swift Sport control the airflow, suppress lift and give the car a lower visual centre of gravity. High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with a metallic grey coating as well as new design rear combination lamps heighten the sense of dynamism expressed by the exterior design.

Sporty and refined interior

Sporty, exclusive design features in the Swift Sport’s cabin heighten the driving pleasure and a high quality look and feel generates pleasure of ownership with new design sport seats in an exclusive fabric together with a five dial meter cluster that combines easy legibility with an uncluttered look.

Easy entry

As featured on the Swift SZ4 model, Swift Sport features keyless entry for simple door lock/unlocking and engine start up. With this system, there is no fumbling to insert a key in the lock or push a button on the remote, all you need to do is have the key with you in a pocket or bag and press the small black button on the door handle to unlock. Once, inside the car, push the clutch down and press the ignition button to start and stop the engine. When parked, press the door button again, and the car will be locked and immobilised.

And to make life even easier, particularly when carrying shopping bags or luggage, the tailgate has an electric catch that is released with just a light touch.

Performance

Exclusively tuned handling for the Swift Sport

Swift Sport exclusive M16A engine offering more power and fuel economy

Specially designed six speed manual transmission

Handling - Exclusively tuned chassis

Since the Swift Sport is the performance flagship of the Swift series, Suzuki pursued higher levels of chassis performance, achieving an exceptional balance of controllability and stability.

Greater toe and camber rigidity for the torsion beam, greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings and larger rear wheel bearings enhance stability at the rear under hard cornering. Increased spring rates for the front and rear coil springs and the addition of rebound springs in the front suspension struts significantly contribute to stability by providing greater roll stiffness. Modifications to the steering-gearbox member, suspension-frame member as well as larger front wheel bearings all boost yaw response, resulting in handling that has evolved even further from that of the previous Swift Sport.

Engine

The Swift Sport’s M16A engine offers power combined with low emissions. The engine has a variable intake system and an optimised intake VVT (Variable Valve Timing) for increased valve lift, maximum output is an impressive 100kW (136PS) and maximum torque is 160Nm at an engine speed of 4,400 rpm enabling the driver to enjoy superb performance across the rev range. The engine’s high output is combined with excellent fuel economy of 44.1mpg on the Combined EC Cycle and CO2 emissions are 147g/km. The Sport model has a bespoke exhaust system with twin tailpipes, one on each side of the rear diffuser.

Transmission - Designed for sporty, fuel-efficient driving

The Swift Sport’s manual transmission was developed specifically to take full advantage of the M16A engine’s performance. The use of six gears allows sporty driving combined with improved fuel economy. A triple cone synchromesh for first and second gears permits lower shift effort and a larger counterweight at the transmission end of the shift lever yields a sporty shift action that is light and positive.

Wheels and tyres - Exclusive 17 inch design

Exclusive 17 inch aluminium-alloy wheels are fitted as standard. They have a sharp, exquisite design and are produced in such a way that they are each around 1kg lighter than those of the first generation Swift Sport. The tyre sizes are 195/45 R17 and were developed specifically for this model.

Dimensions

The keys to the Swift’s nimble handling include wide track and a short wheelbase. With the Sport, Suzuki carries forward these fundamental attributes and further refined them. New dimensions combine with increased rear suspension firmness for better straight-line and cornering stability. They also add to a road hugging profile that communicates the Swift Sport’s enhanced handling and performance.

The Swift Sport’s strong presence belies compact dimensions that make it exceptionally nimble. Wide front and rear track and a short wheelbase (key characteristics of the Swift series) combine with chassis systems that include an exclusively designed rear suspension to ensure sharper handling and outstanding high speed stability. Full dimensions compared with the previous model are as follows:

NVH-suppressing high-rigidity body

Increased body rigidity and increased rigidity in the joints between components are utilised to suppress the generation and transmission of noise. The benefits are complemented by extensive engine, transmission, clutch, suspension, and tyre revisions.

Swift Sport has comprehensive sound insulation with the use of sound-absorbing silencers and other high performance acoustic parts. Sealant around the cabin plays a key part in keeping noise out and allows a comfortable and quiet environment for occupants.

UK colour range

At no additional charge, Swift Sport is available in four metallic/pearlescent colours which are as follows:

Silky Silver metallic

Cool White Pearl metallic

Boost Blue Pearl metallic

Cosmic Black Pearl metallic


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