Top Gear reports that the current Suzuki Swift Sport will be discontinued this year to make way for the next generation model that will arrive next year. The new Suzuki Swift will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, to be held from 9th to 19th March 2017.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is one of the last naturally aspirated hot hatchbacks, with a 1.6L four cylinder engine producing 134 hp and 118 lb-ft (160 Nm) of torque. It is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox or Suzuki’s ALLGRIP AWD system.
The next gen Suzuki Swift Sport will follow the path taken by many established hatchbacks, i.e. turbo-charging. It’s reported to get an updated version of the K14C-DITC 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 220 Nm of torque. Like the outgoing model it could also be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The exterior styling of the next gen Suzuki Swift Sport was leaked earlier this year, featuring an upright front end with a gaping hexagonal grille, larger intakes, smaller headlamps with LED DRLs, and large alloy wheels. The rear-end gets a roof spoiler, dual exhaust pipes, and a floating roof impression.
While the world is almost ready to bid the farewell to the 3rd generation Swift and is about to receive the 4th generation Swift, Pak Suzuki has recently announced a 3% price hike on all its car models including the 2nd generation Swift which will soon be a 13 year old car as per global standards. The 2nd generation Swift that is currently being sold by Pak Suzuki was launched back in 2004 and was replaced by the 3rd generation Swift in 2010.