Suzuki's new concept based on their supermini gives us a good feeling about the next Suzuki Swift Sport. Find out why inside.
Suzuki is giving the 2011 Geneva Motor Show crowd a taste of what could be in store for a Sport model of their supermini car. The Suzuki Swift S-Concept is painted in a special exterior color, Lightning Pearl Yellow, made specifically for the auto show.
The car has the company's M16A 1.6-liter engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which goes well with its "more sporty and exciting look". At Paris, it was rumored that the next Swift Sport would get a 150-hp (112-kW / 152-PS), a 22 percent increase over the 2010 model.
Suzuki would not reveal specific details about the concept's engine output.
At 3,890mm (153.15 inches), the car is 177mm (6.97 inches) longer than the current MINI Cooper S. It is similarly wider and taller, but its 2,430mm (95.67 inches) wheelbase is 36mm (1.41 inches) shorter than the Cooper.
Riding on 18-inch wheels, the car now features a large rear wing, new headlights and rear lighting clusters. It has also been brought closer to the ground. Inside, designers included bucket seats, a new steering wheel, different instrumentation and carbon fiber trim.
No details were revealed about the next Suzuki Swift Sport's release date, but the production ready look of this car makes us think a 2012 model year debut is possible.