Suzuki has revealed the first official image of the new generation Swift Sport ahead of its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. No other details regarding the powertrain, pricing and features have been revealed yet, however, the third generation Swift Sport has “undergone a complete redesign and delivers an all-new level of excitement for sport minded drivers across the world,” according to Suzuki.
Of the single image available to us, we can see a completely new and aggressive front bumper as compared to standard Swift. The grille is reworked while the alloy wheels are now very Italian-esque. There is a blacked out bumper splitter that adds to the sporty character of the hot hatch. One thing to be noted is that the new Swift Sport will only be available in the four-door configuration unlike the two generations before it which were two-doors only.
The new Swift Sport is expected to retain the characteristics like handling and body control of the outgoing Swift Sport. Based on the new HEARTECH platform, the new Swift Sport will be a lot lighter than the previous two generations. It will keep on the manual transmission as well. On the inside, the new Swift Sport will have new cabin tech and features including new infotainment system and all the connectivity options.
The Japanese carmaker is still tight lipped about what will power the new Swift Sport, but there are speculations that the new Swift Sport will have a turbocharged 1.4-litre Boosterjet gasoline motor under the hood which does duty in the Suzuki Vitara S. The power output is expected to be somewhere around 140bhp.
Prices for the new Swift Sport are expected to be slightly higher than the outgoing car. It will take on the likes of Abarth 500, Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio, and Volkswagen UP GTI. Just like the previous generation Swift Sports, the Indian debut of the new potent Swift is equally unlikely.