The Suzuki Swift S-Concept was showcased at Geneva this year, and not only it leaves the automotive fans, journalists, and enthusiasts in wondering whether Suzuki makes the Suzuki Swift Sport version off the current generation hatchback to carry the legacy from the old Swift Sport. Well, we predict the answer will be more likely to be ”yes”, as recent reports indicate a successor is coming as early as next year
Unfortunately, Suzuki hasn’t got round to fixing the major problem of Suzuki Swift Sport compact hatchback which is none other than a lack of power. At the time the concept was revealed, it was rumored that it was going to get a 22 percent increase in power over the 2010 model, bringing the total to about 152 hp.
Very disappointing when we found out that the 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport compact hatchback model will only have about 136 hp available from its high-revving 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, according to our contributor. The unit will be connected to a six-speed manual, but an automatic will also be available.
if we looked back at Suzuki Swift Sport compact hatchback showcased at Geneva, it featured a large rear wing, new headlights and rear lighting clusters. It has also been brought closer to the ground. Inside, designers included bucket seats, a new steering wheel, different instrumentation and carbon fiber trim. Some of the biggest changes over the previous generation cover the design of the exhaust tips and the air intakes.
“In Europe the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST will be rivals for the Swift Sport, which at present is undergoing testing at the Nurburgring,” said Suzuki Europe spokesman Peter Bondarchuk in a loosely translated press release issued to Russian media on July 12. “Suzuki plans at the beginning (of) next year to develop the series modification of the Swift S-Concept.”
However, given that both contenders for Suzuki Swift Sport compact hatchback have about 180 horsepower, we’d suggest the MINI Cooper as a fitting rival.