Suzuki Swift Sport
WHEN Suzuki revealed the latest Swift Sport, it separated the warm hatch from its supermini sibling by launching it with unique Champion Yellow paint. So of course, when speccing our long-term test car, there was only one colour we wanted.
But it seems everyone else thought the same, as reviews and features editor Rich Ingram found out on a trip to Bedford to visit our colleagues at sister title evo. As he pulled into the car park, evo’s identical yellow test car was hiding in plain sight. As Suzuki offers so few options, the two Sports were identical, with the same wheels, the same lights and the same body trim; even the interior upholstery was identical.
Elsewhere, the Swift Sport’s driving dynamics continue to impress. Rich found the hatchback great fun on the tight and twisting roads near Bedford, while on the motorway the Suzuki returned nearly 50mpg. It’s not as quiet or refined as some of its more performance-focused rivals, however.
Paintjob Our Swift Sport’s Champion Yellow colour seems to be a popular choice