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New Suzuki Swift Sport starts at £13.5k reveals Suzuki UK

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0800

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport costs £13.5k in the UK

Suzuki UK reveals the new Suzuki Swift Sport will cost £13,500 when it goes on sale in January 2012.

The Suzuki Swift is a more than half way decent little car, and the range-topping Suzuki Swift Sport – which was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – looks set to be a fun little number with decent dynamics thanks to a tweaked suspension.

Although the new Swift Sport only gets an extra 10bhp over the old Sport model, it can get to 62mph in 8.7 seconds and carry on going to 121mph. Despite decent performance the little Swift Sport still manages 44.1mpg, although it will be nearer 34mpg if you make the most of the fun on offer.

And fun the new Sport should be, with a thoroughly revised suspension setup including increased spring rates, more toe-in and increased rigidity in the torsion beam bushes promising an altogether more chuckable Swift Sport than before, especially with the new six-speed ‘box to play with too.

Visually, the Swift Sport gets a bit of a boy-racer makeover with an aero package which includes side skirts, new back bumper with diffuser and butch tail pipes, a gloss black grill and a roof spoiler. Inside there’s new sports seats with Sport trim and a new steering wheel.

Suzuki tell us the new Swift Sport will cost £13,500 when it goes on sale in January 2012, before you start playing with the options list. But with economy improved by over 4mpg, emissions down 10 per cent to 147g/km and the insurance group dropping by 5 groups from the old Sport, running costs should be lower.

The 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport looks an appealing prospect.

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 Source: Suzuki UK


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