The new Suzuki Swift Sport is the motoring bargain of 2018. With incredible performance, handling, technology and looks, it’s a complete daily driver. Take a test drive, and you’ll find a car brimming with character.
The 1.4 Boosterjet engine develops 138bhp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Those power stats are modest, but this hot hatch weighs just 975kg and is setup to take serious speed through corners. It inspires confidence with huge levels of grip and puts you firmly in control with a switchable traction control system. Add to that Adaptive Cruise Control, automatic LED headlights and wipers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a reversing camera, and you’ve a capable performance car for the everyday. Simply brilliant.
With its sporty body kit, diamond-cut 17” alloy wheels, aggressive front grille, roof spoiler and dual-tip exhaust, the Swift Sport looks the part. You’re sure to turn heads and attract admiring glances wherever you go.
You know you’re in something special as soon as you step inside. Figure-hugging sports seats, red stitch upholstery detailing, a sporty steering wheel with gloss black trim and unique dials create a sporty sense of occasion.
Powered by a specially-developed 1.4 Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine, the new Swift Sport boasts 138bhp and 170 lb-ft of torque. It’s good for 130mph and delivers serious real-world performance.
You’ll take on corners with complete confidence. The new Swift Sport is setup to tackle country roads, with supple damping and incredible grip. It also weighs just 975kg, an incredible feat for a modern hot hatchback.
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The Swift Sport loves a country road. But it’s equally at home traversing city streets, thanks to its short turning circle. That supple damping soaks up imperfections and speed bumps, helping to take the edge off journeys.
With the new Swift Sport, you get Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard. You control these systems via a 7” touchscreen infotainment system which also has satellite navigation.
To help you reverse park and make safer manoeuvres, the Swift Sport is fitted as standard with a reversing camera. This automatically activates when you select reverse gear and is displayed on the infotainment screen.
Adaptive Cruise Control is a standard feature, as is Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning. These systems make everyday drives safer and easier. ACC is a particularly useful feature for longer drives.