The new Swift Sport rests on the "Heartect" platform, which is lighter and has high body rigidity. Powered by a 1.4-litre BoosterJet petrol engine, the new auto has 140PS - like the outgoing Swift Sport - but with a lower kerb weight and 70Nm more torque, at 230Nm.
And, with full torque available low down in the rev range (2500rpm-3500rpm), the Swift Sport should live up to its badge's reputation for lively front-drive fun.
"We know that our customers value a dynamic driving experience above everything else, so for the third-generation Swift Sport our development concept was "ultimate driving excitement", Koboro says. The newcomer abandons the atmospheric 1.6L for a four-cylinder BoosterJet 1.4L turbo direct injection developing 140hp at 5,500 trs / min and 230Nm torque between 2,500 trs / min and 3,500 trs / min. The wheelbase and width have also increased by 20mm and 40mm respectively. It is 4ch and 70Nm more than the previous generation, always transmitted to the front wheels by a six-speed manual transmission.
As for the design, we've already seen the more aggressive body compared with the regular Swift.
Setting the Sport model apart from the standard Swift are more aggressive front and rear bumpers, along with twin tailpipes and a spoiler. It's actually 40mm wider at the front and rear compared with the predecessor for a stronger presence, and it sits 15mm lower to the ground than the regular model. It has a kerb weight of 970 kg, which is 80 kg lighter than the previous version.
Inside it's a practical yet sporty place to be, with red highlights in every corner, a sports steering wheel for the driver, special red gauges, and mildly bolstered sports seats.
The safety in the new Swift Sport is taken care of by advanced forward detection, dual sensor brake support and lane departure warning along with other features such as six airbags and emergency stop signal.