Suzuki Swift is a Japanese subcompact car produced by multinational automobile producers Suzuki. It falls in the supermini class, a predecessor of the Suzuki Cultus, offered in a front-engine and front-wheel-drive configuration. This famous mini-vehicle is now on its fourth generation starting with the first, which was produced from 2000 to 2004 followed by the RS produced from 2004 to 2010, the AZG produced from 2010 to 2017, and the A2L produced from 2017 to the present. Suzuki Sport was launched in October 2005 by Suzuki in the Japanese and European markets, it came with a 1.6-liter engine that produces 125 hp and 148 Nm of torque. The sports model not only offers some 70mm stretch compared to the standard swift, but it also came with a stiffer suspension, sportier bumper and spoilers, twin exhaust pipes, comfortable red sport seats, and four-wheel disc brakes on 17-inch wheels. With a constant release of the Swift Sport from its debut in 2005, let us review the 2019 Suzuki Swift Sport and see why you should make it a number one option among many of the superminis.
The Engine and Transmission
2019 Suzuki Swift Sport
The 2019 Suzuki Swift Sport is the ultimate car for sports car lovers. If you are looking for a vehicle that will give you full pleasure and control, the 1.4 booster jet turbo 4 cylinder engine with 16 valves, coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission is a perfect choice. It runs under a maximum speed of 120/130 mph/km/h with a full tank capacity of 37 liters. Across the Swift range, there are 3 engines. The GL-Navi has a 1.2L non-turbo 4-cylinder ‘DualJet’ offering 66kW/120Nm.
Finally, walking up to the Sport adds a much spicier 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine normally tasked with propelling the heavier Vitara. This engine produces 103kW/230Nm, accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 260 km/h.
The GL-Navi is offered with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT auto, the GLX Turbo is only offered with a 6-speed traditional torque converter auto, while the Sport is offered with a 6-speed manual or torque converter auto transmission.
What is a sports car without bright colors? The 2019 Suzuki Swift Sport is produced in various colors, including The Burning Red Pearl Metallic, Super Black Pearl, Champion Yellow, Pure White Pearl Metallic, Premium Silver Metallic, and Speedy Blue Metallic. The supermini sports vehicle is not mini at all as it offers comfortable sitting space with generous legroom for passengers and extensive boot space for cargo. Interior materials are covered mostly by cheap plastics.
The dash is dominated by a decent size 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen across the range. The stock UX is barely impressive, especially related to segment leaders like the Volkswagen Polo and Kia Rio, but every variant supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interior dimensions are not stellar, but okay. All Swifts get a well-ordered steering wheel with multimedia buttons and cruise control.
Every grade also gets a leather-appointed steering wheel that’s slightly flat-bottomed, but the GL-Navi gets a dorky set of manual air-conditioning controls compared to the slicker climate control cluster in the GLX Turbo and Sport.
Embedded in the dash is a simple dot-matrix display that can display trip computer information in the GLX turbo and GL Navi or a color screen with some extra interesting features like power output displays and turbo pressure Sport.
Storage for front passengers is made up of 2 large bottle holders in the doors, 2 small bottle holders in the center console, and a shallow storage trench under the air-conditioning controls.
There is an auxiliary input, one 12-volt power output, and a USB port hidden away above the trench. There are cup holders in the doors and a small tray behind the handbrake for extra objects as well as a small pocket on the back of the front passenger seat.
Sports cars are meant to go faster; this is why safety is the number one priority for the Japanese developers for an ultimate sporting feel. The 2019 release is equipped with an all-new Swift Sport’s array of advanced safety systems. It advances with a Dual Brake Sensor Support, Radar Brake Support, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a High Beam Assist for an automatic headlight switching, Weaving Alert, and a Lane Departure Prevention system. It is also equipped with six airbags, a rear parking camera, and an Electronic Stability program to maintain traction for an enjoyable driving experience.
The 2019 Suzuki Swift Sports is a car that one can’t resist but have all eyes on. You will definitely want to drive it and others to see you in it. In an all-new distinctive style, the 2019 Suzuki Sports is pimped with a striking grille and bumper, impressive 17” alloy wheels
The Swift is a classy small car with lots of well-placed curves and edges. The Sport gains a wider body kit, aggressive, with carbon and black highlights as well as aggressive-looking dual-color 17-inch alloy wheels, a unique grille, and a dual-exhaust. It’s difficult to differentiate the GLX Turbo and GL Navi entry-level car, apart from adding LED daytime running lights.
A 2019 sports car is not fully complete if it does not come with technological advancements. The supermini sports car will give you a sophisticated feel with all new tech features like the satellite navigation system to easily get you to your destination, a rearview camera for efficient parking assistance, automatic air-condition for an all-time cooling, adaptive cruise control, smartphone linkage display and top of it all a keyless entry/start.
I do not see why you should not have your hands on this sports supermini Suzuki as it will redefine your driving experience. We have plenty of Suzuki Sports to offer, please visit BE FORWARD to choose from our extensive list.
Written by: Josephat Lukaza