The Biggest Loser – Media reports leaking out about the new model Suzuki Swift Sport reveals that it will drop almost 20% on the old model’s body weight. The previous model weighed around 1045kg with the new spec at 870kg. Coupled to a 1.4L Boosterjet turbo engine, it’s alleged to have a better power to weight ratio that the current Toyota GT-86 or Subaru BRZ.
Indian Auto Blog seems to be the source of many new cars arriving in the sub-continent and we credit them with this information.
“This was made possible by the significant weight loss and more powerful engine. While the previous Swift Sport weighed 1045 kg, the next-gen Swift is reported to weigh 870 kg, a whopping 175 kg weight loss. It also gets the lighter and more powerful 1.4L Boosterjet petrol engine from the Suzuki Vitara S which replaces the 1.6L N/A VVT petrol motor. It produces 140 hp and 220 Nm of torque, which should enable the new Swift Sport to hit 0-100 km/h in under 9 seconds easily.
Our rendering of the Swift Sport offers a look at its exterior design, which looks more aggressive and dynamic than the regular Swift. It features a gaping hexagonal grille, larger intakes, smaller headlamps with LED DRLs, large alloy wheels, roof spoiler, dual exhaust pipes, and a floating roof impression.
The new Swift Sport also gets the lighter and more powerful 1.4L Boosterjet petrol engine from the Suzuki Vitara S”
New Suzuki is due to launch in Australia in early June 2017 with the Sport not arriving until later in the year or even early 2018. Keep a watching brief at www.thecarguy.com.au. We’ve been invited to the media launch at Mt Cotton on May 31 and will provide pictures and a lot more information after the media day