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New Suzuki Swift Sport (2012) revealed – well, one photo.

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

The first photo of the 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

At the Geneva Motor Show in the Spring we got a sport concept of the new Suzuki Swift which Suzuki dubbed the Swift S-CONCEPT, even though we all knew it was a great big signpost towards the new Suzuki Swift Sport.

And so it was, with the news last month (thanks to a an email from Suzuki in Russia announcing the 2012 Swift Sport ahead of the game) that the Swift Sport was heading for a production-ready debut and going on sale in 2012.

So it’s not exactly a surprise that Suzuki has sent us a single image of the 2012 Swift Sport to tease us in to a full debut at Frankfurt. Which is, frankly, a great deal more sensible than teaser photos of a car we’ve already seen as a concept.

The wheels of the production Swift Sport are a bit smaller than the S-Concept, the wings less bulbous, the stance less aggressive and the flourishes less dramatic. That’s to be expected. But the 2012 Swift Sport still looks like a decent little warm hatch, even if it is warm rather than hot.

Power will come from a 1.6 litre petrol lump delivering 134bhp and 118lbs/ft of torque and fed to the front wheels through a six-speed manual ‘box.

Suzuki say that the 2012 Swift Sport offers better handling and grip thanks to struts with internal rebound springs and an “…exclusive rear-suspension design.”

The Suzuki Swift is a fun little car and the Swift Sport promises to be even more fun.

More details by Frankfurt on the 2012 Swift Sport are a certainty, including price and on sale dates.

By Cars UK