As with most cars these days, the next-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport will ditch its high-revving 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine for a more potent version of the 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine, first introduced in the Vitara Turbo this year.
The Boosterjet turbocharged engine makes 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque in the Vitara, which is usefully more than the 100kW/160Nm made by today’s Swift Sport’s M16A motor.
Besides a more powerful engine, the new model is expected to carry over all the traits we like, including the engaging handling, impressive body control, slick manual shifter and most importantly, an even lower kerb weight where it will reportedly drop to less than 1,000kg.
In terms of design, the 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport is expected to look strikingly similar to these digital renders, which were purportedly leaked from a dealer conference in France a couple of months ago.
Inside, the next-generation Swift’s dashboard will draw inspiration from the new Vitara, with round central aircon vents and large touchscreen.
The next-generation Suzuki Swift is expected to debut later this year, with the Swift Sport joining the range in late 2017.