Suzuki Swift Sport has been named Best Hot Hatchback at the Carbuyer.co.uk Awards. The small performance car was comprehensively judged by the editorial team and was the clear winner against some strong competition. 2012 Swift Sport managed to score 5 out of a possible 5 overall with the judges all agreeing that the new model combines agile handling, sparkling performance and an affordable price in perfect quantities.

The new Swift Sport is powered by a 1.6 liter VVT engine with 136PS (100 kW) and 160Nm (118 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph). The fuel economy is 6.4 l /100 km with 147 g/km CO2. The engine is mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox. Furthermore, the car is in Insurance Group 19, which down four groups over previous Sport model.

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport is priced from £13 499. It comes with a very high standard equipment specification including 7 airbags, auto air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and USB port, rear privacy glass, 17" alloy wheels – as well as metallic paint finish. HID Projector headlamps for both low and high beam are also fitted as standard.

"We are of course really pleased with our award from Carbuyer.co.uk which reinforces the message to our customers that Suzuki offers a great value and fun to drive new Swift Sport with higher standard specification, lower emissions and even better fuel consumption than before", said Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director, Suzuki GB PLC.

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Source: Suzuki