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2013-07-10 08:51

MORE DOORS FOR SWIFT SPORT: Two-door performance cars might be cool - but Suzuki has five doors on its Sport for fans with a family. Image: Newspress

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2012 Suzuki Swift Special Edition

The Swift Sport, performance flagship of the Suzuki Swift range, has higher levels of tuning, steering and braking than the standard car but, until now, has been available only with two passenger doors in the UK.

As part of a 2013 model update, and in response to customers' demands, Suzuki UK has added two rear doors to the range to make the five-seater more practical and to bring it into line with availability in SA.

Suzuki says: "The Swift Sport reflects the pursuit of even better handling, driving performance, environmental compatibility and an uncompromising focus on quality. Overall, it offers a rewarding experience of Suzuki’s sporting DNA."

VVT ENGINE

Suzuki launched the Swift Sport in a growing number of countries - including South Africa - in 2012 and sales account for about 10% of all Swift sales.

The Sport’s M16A engine, Suzuki says, gives power but low emissions. The engine has a variable intake system and an optimised intake VVT (variable valve timing) for higher valve lift; maximum output is 100kW, maximum torque 160Nm at 4400rpm. Despite the power/torque, Suzuki claims 6.45 litres/100km on the Euro combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 147g/km.

The Sport has a six-speed manual transmission and a hearty exhaust system with a tailpipe each side of the rear diffuser.

For more on the Suzuki Sport, including the five-door, in South Africa, go to Suzuki SA.
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