Review Suzuki Swift Sport
The Suzuki Swift Sport is back in 2018, with a pint-sized speedster that appears to be making the transition to full hot hatch in the third-generation guise.
It’s small, light and now turbocharged, and comes with a more sophisticated and spacious interior than ever before. But is it good enough to attract buyers from name tags in the segment like the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio RS and Volkswagen Polo GTI?
Well, that seems to have already done so – Suzuki Australia thinks that Swift’s incredible 1,500 examples have been calculated through pre-orders.
So if you’re one of those customers, or if you haven’t decided yet or if you’re just curious, read on to find out what I think about the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
I’m about to debut with it: the Suzuki Swift Sport 2018 is the best-looking Swift since the GTi of the 1990s. You can argue with me all you want, but the new model, more mature and more masculine Just looks great in my eyes.
Masculinity in design has not been Swift’s forte for years – it’s considered by some to be a vehicle that will appeal to more women than celebrities like me. But I think I now have a Swift Sport, because it looks like a small lump of gold – a yellow, in that gold, I guess.
Changes compared to the regular Swift include a more powerful front bumper and grille – its nose is protruding quite a lot compared to conventional cars, which Suzuki says is because this model “is ready to toss “. The LED daytime running lights and headlights also cut through the dullness of some conventional cars, while the honeycomb grille is quite aggressive, as well as the black carbon fiber bodykit that can suck directly. Swift Sport down the asphalt.
There is also a rear spoiler on the tunnel, and a pair of exhaust pipes poking their respective snout out the rear bumper. Some people may think that 17-inch wheels are a bit blingy, but I really like them.
Of course, you may not be selling on Champion Yellow, but there are quite a few options available to buyers, including white, black, blue and gray – no red or silver.
And yes, of course its design is also sportier than the inside. You can read about that in the next section.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
The cabin is designed in a red theme running through – there are red finishes on doors and dash, ‘half bucket’ sports seats with red cloth and red thread, and a flat bottom steering wheel as well there is red stitching, and there is also red on the gear shift lever and arch.
There is also a red dial with a digital driver information display in the middle with a turbocharger, oil temperature meter and force gauge g. Even so, there’s no digital speedo – you get the display speed when you set the cruise control, but it’s annoying when it’s not shown in normal driving.
There are still some ‘affordable cars’ traits, including hard plastic that stretches across roads and doors, not so lovely.
But you get the brand’s 7.0-inch media screen with reversing camera, built-in sat navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Bluetooth phone and live streaming audio and a USB port. Unpleasant, there is still no volume adjustment knob, but the steering wheel features a toggle for the driver.
Below the screen is a one-zone climate control system with some nicely finished knobs (it seems I have an obsession with the knob … we talked about the knobs in the last Podcast CarsGuide). , but while there is decent storage underneath that section and there’s an open bin with cup holders between the front seats, there’s no center armrest or dashboard. You have bottle holders at all four doors, but there is no flip-down armrest with cup holder in the second row (only a portion of the square between the front seats may be able to act as a cup holder) and only a map bag.
Although Swift has evolved in this generation, it is still quite small by class standards – both internally and externally.
Measuring 3890mm long, 1735mm wide and 1495mm high, Swift is very compact. But the new model has a 20 mm longer wheelbase than the present, promising better comfort than collisions and extra cabin room, while the racetrack has been extended by 40mm to enhance stability. .
But how to translate into the cabin room?
The back seat is quite flat, but reasonably comfortable. An adult of six feet (182cm) like me can sit behind their own driving position (only), but the legroom is cramped. Headroom is generous, however. If your back seat hijackers are young, then you’ll probably be happy with the dual ISOFIX child seat anchors, and there’s also the top three tie points.
This boot is not necessarily family-friendly, with a capacity of 265 liters – 55L more than before, but less than the lighter lightweight cars in the class.