At the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show, Suzuki brings in a slightly modified version of the Suzuki Swift Sport.
In India, Maruti Suzuki is the number one car manufacturer. Among its hot-selling models, Maruti Swift is the most popular of all, possibly the most sold B-segment hatchback in the Indian market at the moment. Currently, Suzuki branch in Thailand has introduced a special mildly-modified Swift Sport at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show.
The modified version is only slightly diverse from the stock Suzuki Swift Sport with a restored bumper, aggressively styled diffuser and a low-slung honeycomb grille. Now the headlights come with body coloured eyelashes. The paint job is specially styled with black strips running vertically on the front bonnet, while the bonnet itself is also modified to come attached with a duo of hood scoops.
The front of the Swift Sport is slightly modified with new air scoops, racy stripes and revised front bumper
While the fascia is carefully customized with a host of twists, the rear side remains mostly the same, apart from slightly-modified taillights. From a mild-looking unit, it now comes with slight smoke effect, spicing up the normal rear look a bit. The interior keeps unchanged with the all-black theme colour and red highlight inserted throughout the cabin.
This Swift Sport is powered by a K14C 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. This unit could deliver the maximum power of 140PS and 230Nm. Two transmission options are on offer, namely 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic. Especially, the sport version of the Swift runs on a four-wheel-drive system.
The mechanical parts are kept intact on this modified version of the Swift Sport
About the suspension system, Swift Sport uses revised Monroe shock absorbers and a bigger strut bar than the normal Swift. To enhance the handling at cornering, changes like united wheel hub and wheel bearing along with increased bearing-to-bearing width are adopted. Roll stiffness is increased thanks to the usage of the new torsion beam.
In India, besides the normal Swift, Maruti has also offered a performance-oriented Swift RS variant. However, due to the low demand for sports version, there is currently no offer equivalent to the Swift Sport that is available on the international market. Such a sporty-performance car will come at the price of high fuel consumption which is a big no for Indian customers. That’s why Maruti has no plan for launching the Swift Sport in India.