The Japanese brand has previously said that the model has “undergone a complete redesign and delivers an all-new level of excitement for sport-minded drivers across the world”.
The interior is a nicely simplified affair with plenty of understated style. We like. Red trim accents the black, and the analogue instruments have red rims – and we hope it is red this time, rather than the puzzling cherry pink inside the Vitara S. The main screen is the bright and intuitive unit from the Vitara, which is good news.
The Swift Sport is expected to draw power from a 1.4-litre Boosterjet four-cylinder engine producing 148bhp and 245Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The car will be revealed on September 12, 2017.
That show debut is now just over a month away, so expect more details in the coming weeks. The kerbweight of the standard Swift is 925kg; combine that with somewhere around 140hp and a set up that made the last Sport such a delight and Suzuki will be onto a winner. Bring on Frankfurt!