Local specifications and pricing for the all-new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport have been announced with pricing opening at $25,490 plus on-road costs.
Boasting a range of upgrades which include a new engine, new design and new safety and technology, the new Swift Sport has arrived armed.
At the top of the list, the Swift Sport’s new 1.4L Boosterjet direct injection turbo engine, capable of 103kW/230Nm, uses 7-hole injector nozzles to create higher pressure and atomised fuel injection to produce a more powerful engine output. Combined with the wastegate valve control used to minimise fuel consumption and the figures come in at 6.1L/100km.
The new engine is mated to either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
In terms of new design and styling, the Swift Sport draws inspiration from its rally genes. It features a low and wide wheelbase, aggressive staggered black honeycomb grille, thin spoke 17-inch polished alloy wheels, dual exhausts, LED headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lamps, carbon fibre look front bumper highlights, under spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser.
Stepping into the Swift Sport sees semi-bucket seats embossed with the “Sport” logo, red stitching throughout, a D-shaped leather steering wheel and sports alloy pedals.
The Swift Sport also features a long list of safety and technology equipment which includes keyless start and entry, electric folding mirrors, driver multi-information colour LCD, climate control, 7-inch multi-touch colour display unit with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, reverse camera as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
ANCAP has awarded the Swift Sport a five-star safety rating. Standard safety kit includes six airbags, electronic stability control, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, weaving alert, high beam assist and adaptive cruise control.
Available colours for the new Suzuki Swift include pure white pearl, champion yellow, super black pearl, mineral grey and speedy blue.
The all-new Suzuki Swift Sport is on sale around Australia now starting at $25,490 plus on-roads for the manual and $27,490 plus on-roads for the automatic.
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