HOW THEY IM­PROVED THE SUS­PEN­SION

Autocar - - FIRST DRIVES -

The Sport’s sus­pen­sion has been im­proved on mul­ti­ple fronts com­pared with the pre­vi­ous ver­sion. The front anti-roll bar is thicker, its mount­ings Te­flon coated, the Macpher­son struts’ wheel hub and bear­ing car­ri­ers are now man­u­fac­tured in one unit and the bear­ing car­ri­ers them­selves are wider, yield­ing a 15% in­crease in cam­ber rigid­ity dur­ing cor­ner­ing.

As be­fore, Suzuki uses high­qual­ity Mon­roe shock ab­sorbers all round. At the rear, the twist beam axle has been strength­ened, in­creas­ing toe rigid­ity by 40%, and cam­ber rigid­ity is al­most three times greater. Cu­ri­ously, the Euro­pean ver­sion of the Sport will have a slightly broader track than the do­mes­tic model, which is al­ready 40mm wider.

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