2018 Suzuki Swift Sport: Pricing And Specs

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport: Pricing and specs

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has arrived in Australia, priced at $25,490 before on-road costs — $2200 cheaper than the VW Polo GTI and $3500 less than the Renault Clio RS 200.

The new Japanese pocket rocket picks up a new turbocharged engine shared in large part with the Vitara SUV. The 1.4 ‘Boosterjet' unit makes 103kW of power and a much meatier 230Nm of torque between 2500 and 3000rpm. Fuel use is 6.1L/100km.

A Fairly Swift New Year's Dish Of Simmered Chicken Wings

A fairly swift New Year's dish of simmered chicken wings

The passing of Christmas Day usually marks the end of the year's business for Masahiro Kasahara, proprietor of the Japanese cuisine restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron in Tokyo's Ebisu district. But his work in the kitchen does not stop there.

Over five days, he makes about 120 "osechi-ryori," sets of traditional Japanese New Year's dishes that keep well. He presents them to people to convey his gratitude.

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport In Australia From First Quarter

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company’s local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018.

Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre ‘Boosterjet’ turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque – a 70Nm leap over its predecessor.

New Suzuki Swift Sport To Be Lighter And Torquier

New Suzuki Swift Sport to be lighter and torquier

The Suzuki Swift Sport has been one of the most interesting hot hatches of the last decade, well at least outside the United States. Its first iteration was released in 2005, leaving behind its crummy Geo Metro guise in favor of something more in line dynamically with the segment best. Though it may have been an underdog from day one, the Swift Sport proved itself to be both fun and reliable

The new car promises to up the ante with a stiffer structure and a footprint increased courtesy a 20 mm-longer wheelbase and a stance that's 40 mm wider and 15 mm lower. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder Suzuki cheekily calls the Boosterjet, ditching the old 1.6-liter naturally aspirated inline-4. The downsized, intercooled 138-horsepower turbo engine gives the Swift Sport only four more horsepower than the old unit, but there is a lot more torque available and at lower revs. Another major improvement is a weight loss of nearly 180 pounds -- definitely a big deal in a small car like this -- as the new model tips the scales at less than 2,140 lbs.

Suzuki Reveals More Of The New Swift Sport Ahead Of Frankfurt

Suzuki Reveals More Of The New Swift Sport Ahead Of Frankfurt

More photos that is, as the Japanese company is inviting potential customers from the Japanese market to express their interest ahead of the official debut of the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new photos are giving us a better look at the new Japanese hot hatch, revealing details like the twin exhaust pipes that are incorporated with what looks like a rear diffuser and lots of interior features.

Suzuki Reveals All-new Swift Sport, Confirms Frankfurt Show Debut

Suzuki Reveals All-New Swift Sport, Confirms Frankfurt Show Debut

Suzuki has confirmed the latest generation of the Swift Sport for the Frankfurt Motor Show, releasing its first official photo as well.

The compact hot hatch is set to continue the company’s hot-hatch tradition, only this time the time has come for its zingy, naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine to retire and make way for a turbocharged unit.

2017 Suzuki Swift Pricing And Specs

2017 Suzuki Swift pricing and specs

The 2017 Suzuki Swift has arrived to challenge the just-upgraded Mazda 2 and new Kio Rio in Australia’s struggling light-car market.

This latest iteration of Suzuki’s top-seller – Swift sales since 2005 sit at about five million units – brings improvements across the board, compared to its seven-year old predecessor.

New Suzuki Swift Touches Down Ahead Of June 2 Launch

New Suzuki Swift touches down ahead of June 2 launch

A batch of all-new 2017 Suzuki Swifts have arrived from the factory in Japan for the Australian launch on June 2, ready to help add some life to our flagging light car market.

The new Swift – which replaces the seven-year-old outgoing model – is the latest in a line of new offerings from Suzuki, and by far its most important.

New Suzuki Swift Comes With A £2,000 Premium Over Its Predecessor In Uk

New Suzuki Swift Comes With A £2,000 Premium Over Its Predecessor In UK

After it debuted in full at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, some 3 months following its official presentation, the new generation Suzuki Swift is now arranging its UK market launch, from June 1.

It comes with a £10,999 ($14,114) starting price, which makes it £2,000 ($2,566) more expensive than its predecessor, but comes with more standard features in return.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Is India's Swift Sedan

2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Is India's Swift Sedan

The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire has just debuted in India as the new compact sedan for Suzuki's Indian affiliate.

Underpinning the new Dzire is the same lightweight architecture as the latest Suzuki Swift, allowing the new car to be significantly stronger and more rigid than its predecessor. The improved chassis is then complemented by a selection of other significant modifications.

All-new Euro Spec 2017 Suzuki Swift Lands Quietly In Geneva

All-New Euro Spec 2017 Suzuki Swift Lands Quietly In GenevaSuzuki's new-generation Swift is currently on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, with UK sales scheduled for June of this year.
In order to suit the needs of European customers, Suzuki conducted tests on European roads, where teams of local evaluation drivers helped hone the new car. Testing the chassis commenced back in January of 2016 in the UK and Germany, with as many as 90 different suspension prototypes tested in total.