Suzuki has announced the new 2012 Swift Sport, which is the flagship of the model. It comes with high level equipment, tuned steering, braking and suspension. The new Swift Sport offers better handling, driving performance, environmental compatibility and an uncompromising focus on quality. Overall, it offers a rewarding experience of Suzuki's sporting DNA.

The exterior boasts a complete aerodynamics package with improved airflow. The car also has a High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with a metallic-grey coating as well as new design rear lamps.

The interior is also focused in sport. It features sport seats in an exclusive fabric and a five-dial meter cluster.

The suspension boasts greater toe and camber rigidity for the torsion beam, greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings and larger rear wheel bearings. All this improvements enhance stability at the rear under hard cornering. The springs are also revised as well as the steering-gearbox member and suspension-frame member.

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

The small car is powered by a new M16A petrol engine featuring VVT and increased valve lift. The result is 136PS (100 kW) and 160Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque. The fuel economy is superb – 6.4 liters per 100 km on combined cycle with emissions of 147 g/km CO2. The engine is mated to a newly developed 6-speed manual gearbox.

The safety is at high level, too. It includes seven airbags and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) as standard.

2012 Swift Sport is available in five metallic / pearlescent colours which are as follows:

  • Silky Silver metallic
  • Kashmir Blue Pearl metallic
  • Cosmic Black Pearl metallic
  • Cool White pearl metallic
  • Ablaze Red Pearl metallic

In line with other models in the Suzuki range, new Swift Sport models are covered by a three-year/60 000-mile new vehicle warranty. Service intervals are every 9 000 miles. 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport is priced at £13 500 OTR.

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2012 Suzuki Swift Sport Equipment List:

COMFORT
Electric windows with drivers side auto-down
Heated electric and folding door mirrors
Remote central door locking
Keyless entry and push button start
Front Sport seats
Automatic Air Conditioning
Pollen filter
MP3 / WMA compatible Radio/CD with USB port + 6 speakers
Bluetooth integrated audio unit with voice activation and music streaming facility
Audio controls on steering wheel
Cruise control
Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Tinted glass
Rear privacy glass
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Lights-on/key-in reminder
Digital clock
Outside temperature display
Fuel consumption display (average / instantaneous / tank range
Driver's seat belt warning lamp & alarm
Door ajar warning lamp
INTERIOR
Boot light (2 positions)
Sun visor/vanity mirror (both sides)
Front map light
Centre console storage
Cup holders x 3
Front seat height adjuster (driver's side)
60/40 split rear seat backs
Accessory socket
EXTERIOR
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with headlamp washers
Automatic headlamp levelling
2 speed & intermittent windscreen wipers
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent facility
17" Alloy wheels
Black coloured A & B pillars
Body coloured door mirrors & handles
Electromagnetic tailgate opener
Body coloured side sill covers
Body coloured Tailgate mounted rear roof spoiler
Front fog lamps
Towing eye
SAFETY & SECURITY
Driver and front passenger airbags
Side curtain airbags
Curtain Shield Airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation system
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
ABS with EBD
Automatic headlamps
3-point ELR seatbelts for all seats
ISOFIX child seat restraint system with top tether anchors
Remote fuel lid opener
Side impact protection beams
Visible VIN
Freewheeling key cylinders
Deadlocks
Flat tyre repair system (in place of spare wheel)

NEW SWIFT SPORT 1.6 VVT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
Engine type M16A with VVT
No. of cylinders 4
No. of valves 16
Fuel distribution Multipoint injection
EU emission standard compliance Euro 5
Bore x stroke (mm) 78.0 x 83.0
Capacity (cc) 1,586
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Max output (kW/hp @ rpm) 100/136 @ 7,000
Max torque (Nm/lbft @ rpm) 160/118 @ 4,400
TRANSMISSION
Type 6-speed manual
Gear ratios 1st 3.615
2nd 2.047
3rd 1.518
4th 1.156
5th 0.918
6th 0.794
Reverse 3.481
Final drive 3.944
CHASSIS
Brakes - front Ventilated discs
Brakes - rear Discs
Suspension - front MacPherson strut & coil springs
Suspension - rear Torsion beam & coil springs
Steering Rack and pinion
Turning circle (m) 10.4
Tyre size 195/45R17
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Kerb weight kg 1,045
Gross vehicle weight kg 1,480
Towing capacity - braked kg 1,000
Towing capacity - unbraked kg 400
Overall length - mm 3,890
Overall width - mm 1,695
Overall height - mm 1,510
Wheelbase - mm 2,430
Track Front - mm 1,470
Track Rear - mm 1,475
Ground clearance - mm 130
Seats 4
Luggage capacity – rear seatback raised (l) 211
Luggage capacity – rear seatback folded (l) 512
Fuel tank capacity (l) 42
PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY
Urban cycle mpg (l/100 km) 33.6 (8.4)
Extra urban mpg (l/100 km) 54.3 (5.2)
Combined  mpg (l/100 km) 44.1 (6.4)
CO2 emissions (g/km) 147
Max. speed (mph) 121
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) secs 8.7

Source: Suzuki