Suzuki has showcased a modified version of the already wild Swift Sport at the ongoing Bangkok International Motor Show. To let you know, the Swift Sport is the more powerful and sporty version of the regular Swift we have in India. It is not available for sale in India although rumours were rife some time back that Suzuki will bring it here. Coming to this factory mod Swift Sport, it makes the regular Swift Sport seem docile. The changes made on the car range from aesthetic bits to functional changes. Take a good look at this beauty before we mover further onto its details.
There is absolutely no doubt that this custom factory modded Swift Sport defines how hot hatches should look like. It carries the signature Swift Sport yellow paint theme, albeit in a darker shade matching its dark personality. The bumper sports a split black strip running across its length along with bonnet scoops. The headlights now sport yellow coloured eyelashes followed by black body decal. The rear part of the front fenders now sports air scoops which are in fact functional units. Rest of the design elements like the lip spoiler, grille and the alloys have been retained from the stock Swift Sport.
The rear end is largely the same save for blacked out tail lights and C-pillar with black decals. The sides also feature a grey strip running along its length towards the bottom door end. Overall, the car looks much more exciting than the regular Swift Sport. A more contrasting paint job would have looked much better on it but then we petrolheads are rarely satisfied with what we have. The interiors of the custom Swift Sport here have been left untouched though.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is powered by a K14C 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. This engine churns out a maximum power of 140 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 230 Nm from 2,500-3,500 rpm. The turbo-petrol motor comes is available with two transmission options – 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic. The Swift Sport is available in FWD format and is a pretty fun to drive car due to its low kerb weight, which is under 1,000 kg.
As for the question of Maruti bringing the Swift Sport in India, we tell you that it is a big no. Neither the Swift Sport nor the Jimny will come to India anytime soon as was speculated earlier. The main reason behind this is the lack of proper demand. Also, the car would be brought in via the CKD route which will push its cost much above Rs. 15 lakhs. As of now, the most hardcore performance hatchback in India under Rs. 10 lakh mark is the Fiat Punto Abarth, followed by the like of Volkswagen Polo GT, Tata JTP twins, and Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS.
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