Suzuki Reveals New Swift Sport in Frankfurt

All those who have driven the old Suzuki Swift Sport say it’s a fun car that makes you feel like your going fast, yet is way too hard for potholed roads and doesn’t mix good fuel economy. All these flaws aside, this is a very likable car, given its low sticker, though it would have been much better had it gone for a more powerful engine.
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Unfortunately, the new generation has not entirely fixed this issue, as the 1.6-liter naturally aspirated straight-four is still under the bonnet of the new car that was just unveiled in Frankfurt.

The good news is that power has increased from 125 to 135 HP and torque from 148 to 160 Nm (109 to 118 lb-ft). Despite this, Suzuki says the unit is also more frugal, burning 6.4 liter per 100 km (36.7 mph) instead of 7 liters (33.1 mph), while emissions now sit at 147 grams per km. This isn’t groundbreaking stuff, but at least it’s a relatively pure car.

Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox instead of the five-speed the old model came with. The unit is designed specifically for the Swift Sport, so it has a triple-cone syncromesh in 1st and 2nd gears for better shifting.

The car will be made in Hungary with deliveries in Europe to start this October. No pricing info has yet been released, but it will still be one of the cheapest ways to have sports seats in your car.
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