Suzuki Japan has unveiled the 2018 version of its hot hatch Suzuki Swift Sport. Based on the Suzuki Swift, the Sports variant carries with itself a more powerful engine and sporty touches on its body to differentiate itself from its more pedestrian hatchback version.
The picture unveiled is that of the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport finished in the shade of bright sporty yellow, its third iteration till now. The new Suzuki Swift Sport is based on the new Swift’s more angular design but throws in visual cues here and there for that differentiating and more aggressive look. The grille in front of the radiator is now more longer and wider with a distinctive wave like design. The fog lamps are enclosed inside a familiar grille finished in honeycomb pattern.
A lip spoiler finished in black adorns the lower part of the front bumper with black rocker panels on the sides to compliment it. Suzuki has also brought in a more sporty alloy wheels to complement the hot hatch’s character along with lower profile tyres. Like the front, the lower portion of the rear bumper too has been finished in glossy black.
As far as the interiors of the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport are concerned, an all black theme welcomes you inside with other features like stainless steel finished sport pedals, leather steering wheel, sport seats with contrast stitching being the other highlights.
Speaking about the heart that powers the 2018 version, Suzuki has replaced the naturally aspirated 1.6 litre engine powering the current Swift Sport with a lesser displacement but turbocharged 1.4 litre petrol mill. An upgraded version of the K14C Boosterjet mill found inside Suzuki’s Grand Vitara, this four cylinder petrol engine is good for 150 PS of power at 5500 rpm along with 245.17 Nm of torque between 1500-4000 rpm. A 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic tranny should be the ones doing the transmission duties with the Sport variant expected to be equipped with dual exhaust pipes for that more sporty and beefier exhaust note.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2017) and will go on sale shortly thereafter. Suzuki is also expected to launch a hot hatch version of the Swift when the all new Swift makes it debut in India sometime by this year.