Suzuki revamped the current-generation Swift Sport offered abroad. A 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine coupled with 48V mild-hybrid tech is now available to the company. While these changes would increase the fuel efficiency of the sporty hatchback, the key reason for the brand to update the car was to comply with the more stringent coming emission regulations.
The company is in the process of upgrading not only the Swift Sport but other models in its international line-up-such as the Vitara SUV and the S-Cross-with identical engines and mild-hybrid tech so that the brand can meet its overall CO2/km fleet average of 95 g, which is in line with the current compulsory EU regulation targets for reducing emissions.
Also, the famous Jimny SUV will be a victim of the strict emission targets as Suzuki will soon cease selling the vehicle we reported on earlier. Returning to the revised Swift Sport, the platform now churns out 127hp and 234Nm torque and does the 0-100kph sprint in 9.1 seconds, as the manufacturer reported. The new Suzuki Swift Sport is set to hit a top speed of about 210kph.
The engine update also lets the Swift Sport achieve 127g / km of WLTP-certified CO2 emissions and 6 per cent fuel economy improvement over the outgoing model. It maintains the lightweight structure used by Heartect on the outgoing vehicle, giving it a kerb weight of 1.025 kg. Suzuki also added a few additional features to the new car including adaptive cruise control and LED headlights.