2020 Suzuki Swift Sport

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport

Following on from its launch in the Japanese domestic market, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the new Swift Sport for Europe at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show as its all new global compact sport supermini. The latest Suzuki Swift Sport represents an automotive advancement aimed at uplifting the driver through evolution and innovation. New Hybrid technology is incorporated into the 2020 model and it now has an even higher standard specification than before.

The Suzuki Swift Sport features an exclusive frontal design. The front grille and bumper project the nose beyond that of the standard Swift, conveying a sense of tautness and imminent action. Muscular shoulders, blacked-out A-pillars and vertically arranged front and rear lamps, as introduced in the rest of the Swift model range, are brought to life in the Swift Sport with black aerodynamic under spoilers spanning the front, sides and rear, and a roof-end spoiler that balances aerodynamic advantage with sports aesthetics.

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport

48V Hybrid Technology

Similar in basic principle to the 12V Hybrid system that Suzuki pioneered in 2016 and which is now fitted to all manual transmission Ignis models and all Swift models from the Summer of 2020, the newly developed 1.4 Boosterjet with 48V Hybrid Powertrain for Suzuki Swift Sport helps to reduce fuel costs and lower CO2 emissions, but is very lightweight in design to preserve Suzuki Swift Sport's fun to drive performance characteristics. The hybrid system's main components weigh just 15kg.

The new and higher-powered Suzuki system consists of a 48V lithium-ion battery, Integrated Starter Generator (known as ISG) and 48V-12V (DC/DC) converter to power components requiring lower voltage including lights, audio and air conditioning. The ISG acts as both a generator and starter motor, is belt driven and assists the petrol engine during vehicle take off for a higher level of torque with 235Nm available from less than 2,000rpm and up to 3,500rpm.

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport

Engine technology

After the initial introduction of the 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged engine in Vitara and S-Cross during 2016, this engine technology was extended to the Swift Sport in June 2018. The 1.4-litre engine has now been developed further for the 2020 model. It is designated as K14D and incorporates a new electric Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system for the intake side as well as new design fuel injectors and a higher pressure fuel pump. The exhaust camshaft side is controlled via a conventional Hydraulic VVT actuator.

The Dual VVT system improves engine performance by continuously varying both intake and exhaust valve timing to suit engine operating conditions and the electric motor drive intake VVT has a characteristic to shift the timing phase more smoothly regardless of engine oil temperature and engine speed. The combined effect of the two VVT's attains optimum engine power, improved fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. Offering the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (2.0-litre), it delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure.

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport

Advanced Safety equipment

The Swift adopts Suzuki's Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept that provides a high level of collision safety. Some of the features include collapsible structures that absorb impact energy in the event of a collision, a frame structure that effectively disperses impact energy, and rigid cabin structure.

Other safety features include ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), which helps ensure stability while driving, along with front, side and curtain airbags to protect occupants in the event of a collision from the front or side.

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