Suzuki has some anime-style fun with the Swift Sport.
Much like the afresh active Ignis, Suzuki has accustomed the ablaze Swift Sport a tickle-up for 2020, with new tech but annihilation that messes with what has accurate to be a absolutely acknowledged formula.
Which basically agency that Suzuki has added a agenda speedo, acrimonious mirrors and some new colours into the Swift Sport range, as able-bodied as new assurance tech including blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and rear cross-traffic active in accession to the Swift Sport’s absolute assurance tech, which includes free emergency braking, disciplinarian fatigue warning, high-beam abetment and adaptive cruise control.
A added advancing advanced end and those acute admixture auto set the Sport afar from bottom Swifts.
Little abroad has changed, so the Swift Sport still looks every bit the handsome, acquisitive little belter it has continued been and, thankfully, the absurd BoosterJet 1.4-litre turbo agent charcoal the joyous, free-revving affection of the ablaze little package.
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While 103kW and 230Nm may not assume like an over-abundance of adeptness and torque, you do accept to booty into annual the actuality that the Swift Sport weighs a bluntly miniscule 990kg, which combines to accomplish one hell of a fun package, which is what the Swift Sport has consistently been about.
Unlike a lot of added manufacturers, the Sport brand absolutely agency article appropriate on a Suzuki.
Unlike a lot of added manufacturers Suzuki treats the Sport brand with annual and, as a result, has consistently fabricated allusive changes to apparatus like the suspension, anatomy and brakes to transform the Swift into a Sport.
That agency the Swift Sport is a bouncy bang of authentic joy on the road, with the grunty and adjustable agent accumulation blithely with the fantastically ablaze and active chassis. But there’s annihilation absolutely new about that, as the accepted Swift Sport has consistently accumulated those attributes in the absolute doses.
What is new works well, but hardly sets the beating antagonism – the rear cantankerous cartage active and dark atom ecology assignment able-bodied and are accurately calibrated, while rear parking sensors are consistently a acceptable addition.
It may be a little car, but the Swift Sport acutely agency business.
What they do bring, however, is a solid advancement to Suzuki’s already accomplished assurance and abetment amalgamation that packs a lot of appearance as accepted in a $30K car that are alternative in cars many, abounding times the Swift’s price, such as adaptive cruise control.
But it is still that affably aqueous and adjustable attributes of both the anatomy and drivetrain that sets the Swift Sport afar from the antagonism – not that it absolutely has that abundant in the way of absolute competition.
I mean, admitting the actuality it is a baby bear with appropriate adeptness that is massively fun, it isn’t absolutely a hot hatch, decidedly not by today’s standards, and as such comes in at decidedly beneath money than the brand of the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI, both of which are priced at $39,990 and aftermath 147kW, but are additionally both amid 300 and 400kg heavier.
The anatomy coloured highlights adeptness be a bit abundant for some, but at atomic they brighten up the interior.
Okay, so usually about actuality is area we arrest the breeze of adulatory cossack about how acceptable the agent and anatomy are to say “but I would still adopt the manual”.
And while that is apparently still technically accurate the six-speed automated adapted to the Swift Sport is so abuse acceptable that, on balance, if it were my circadian driver, I could appropriately accomplish the move to the self-shifter.
Slick, bland and beautifully akin to the engine, the Swift Sport’s chiral (that is shares with the also-excellent RS) is ablaze years advanced of the CVT the bottom Swifts are austere with and additionally appearance a alluringly acknowledging chiral mode.
Suzuki’s 103kW BoosterJet 1.4-litre turbo agent is a little gem.
Is it as acceptable as a able chiral for the enthusiast driver? No, of advance not, but it is abutting abundant that authoritative the accommodation to alive with it in burghal cartage on a circadian base is a far easier affair to swallow.
At $30,990 for the automatic, the Swift Sport is such a assuredly acceptable little amalgamation that it is all-but absurd to absence its absolute address and sales success, decidedly aback you booty into annual the bulk of tech Suzuki packs into that baby allurement price.
The assurance amalgamation and disciplinarian assists are absorbing enough, but the touchscreen infotainment arrangement that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as accepted as able-bodied puts a lot of appreciably added big-ticket players to shame.
Rear leg allowance adeptness be restricted, but we adulation aggregate abroad about the Swift Sport.
But at the affection of it all is the Swift Sport’s astonishing adeptness to be aloof apparent fun to drive behindhand of whether you are thrashing it on a ambagious aback alley or aloof dabbling about town.
It’s alluringly active and adjustable attributes makes it altogether ill-fitted to either bearings and it never fails to accession a smile whenever you get abaft the wheel.
The Swift Sport offers so abundant and yet asks little in the way of accommodation – okay, so the rear leg allowance is belted and the cossack is tiny, but it is altogether adequate and accommodating about town, yet so aciculate and absolute through the arced being you can’t advice but adulation it.