Suzuki Swift by name and
Suzuki has been producing small sporty cars for many years.
Differentiating between the standard and Swift Sport models is easy, with the latter integrating a bolder front profile and a more assertive rear. The bold front grille, side skirts and roof spoiler all add to the Sport in the little Suzuki’s name.
It sits on open-spoke black lustre 17-inch alloy wheels with polished feature edging and it has 195/45 R17 series tyres. It has twin exhaust tailpipes. There’s a new two-tone colour, flame orange with a black roof, which looked brilliant on our test car. There is also a yellow as a sports colour. Other options fitted to the Suzuki by the Queensland importer include burning red, blue and mineral grey metallics along with white and black pearls.
The race-bred theming is carried through to the interior with firm bucket seats, red formula-faced instrumentation, alloy pedals and styling accents.
The latest upgrade also includes a new digital speedo in the 4.2-inch centre information display panel between the tacho and a traditional speedometer.
Swift Sport has a six-speaker system. Smartphone linkage displays audio plus navigation and Bluetooth.
Powering the Swift Sport Turbo is a 1.4-litre in-line four-cylinder 16-valve engine with variable valve timing on the inlet side. It produces 103kW of power and 230Nm of torque.
The engine is a high-tech unit with direct-injection, seven-hole injector nozzles injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber, piston-cooling jets, an oil cooler and an intercooler. The turbo is mounted on the cylinder head directly at the end of the built-in exhaust manifold.
Suzuki Swift Sport Turbo can be paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The already good five-star safety rating of Suzuki’s Swift Sport Turbo has been further enhanced as part of the 2020 upgrade.
It now has blind-spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert system and heaters on the outside mirrors to demist them.
These are in addition to the existing adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and a weaving alert, hill holder, and high beam assist which automatically switches the headlamps between high beam and low beam depending on surrounding conditions.
Should you, or another driver, crash there are front, side and curtain air bags.
Engine performance is excellent, with minimal turbo lag followed by a nice surge of