New Suzuki Swift Sport 2018 unveiled at Motor Show
The new Suzuki Swift Sport was showcased at the Paris Motor Show 2018.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is the sportier version of the Maruti Suzuki Swift that is sold in India and gets several visual changes both on the outside as well as the inside of the car to make it distinct from other variants. Changes include red accents in the cabin as well as use of carbon-fibre styled panels on the exteriors of the Swift Sport.
But it is not just a visual update as the car has been given the BoosterJet technology which has also been seen on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS sold in India.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport is 50 mm longer and 40 mm wider as compared to the 2017 Suzuki Swift. It is powered by a more potent version of the K14C 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET turbocharged petrol engine, producing 140 PS at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque from 2,500-3,500 rpm. The engine sends the power to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission and can go to a claimed top speed of 210 km/h.
The car is built on the HEARTECT platform, making it 70 kg lighter. The design of the Suzuki Swift Sport gets a large-opening honeycomb grille with a unique “staggered” design, front-lip spoiler, side skirts, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear diffuser and tapered shape dual exhaust tips. The front grille, front-lip spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser gets carbon fibre touch.
Inside the cabin is the touch of red accents, semi-bucket shape front seats, chrome finished shift knob and sports alloy pedals. The D-shaped, leather-wrapped steering wheel has a satin finish, piano black accents and red cross-stitching.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport was launched in Japan for JPY 18,36,000 (Rs 19.35 Lakh – straight conversion) for the MT model and at JPY 19,06,200 (Rs 20 Lakhs -straight conversion ) for the AT model.