New Suzuki Swift Sport
Set out for maximum attack in the Suzuki Swift Sport and you’ll be duly rewarded with scintillating performance. This is a hot hatch you feel connected to like no other with its sharp steering, slick manual transmission and lightweight chassis egging you on to tuck into corners that little bit quicker. The engine’s a little beast too - a 1.4 Boosterjet turbocharged petrol unit with 138bhp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Whip your way through six cogs to exploit its wide torque band and enjoy its raspy soundtrack. The experience is electrifying, and yet completely usable day-to-day. Meet your new daily driver.
This is a car you can’t help but admire. Its muscular shoulders, striking front grille, carbon-effect rear diffuser, dual-tip stainless steel exhaust and bi-tone 17” alloy wheels combine to create a hot hatch that’s as special to look at as it is to drive.
With 138bhp and 170 lb-ft of torque, the 1.4 Boosterjet engine delivers serious performance, especially when you consider the Swift Sport weighs just 975kg. It handles like no other hot hatch yet it’s comfortable and refined on a cruise.
A 264-litre boot, 60-40 split-folding rear seats and five doors make the Swift Sport as usable everyday as any other hatchback. There’s no compromise, not even if you have children because there’s two ISOFIX points on the rear outermost seats.
Living with it
The Swift Sport makes life simpler with its premium specification. Standard kit includes keyless entry and start, satellite navigation, smartphone linkage, adaptive cruise control, a rear parking camera, High Beam Assist and Hill Hold Control.