Better performance, enhanced handling, braking and improved comfort from Suzuki's Swift Sport. Based on the latest Swift, with twin muffler outlets, a roof end spoiler and new 17-inch wheels, this car is slightly longer and wider than before, delivering a more purposeful stance.
The 1.6-litre engine controls airflow more efficiently to boost power and torque to 100kW and 160Nm. The six-speed manual uses a higher top end for economy, and is joined by an auto - a seven-speed CVT arriving mid-March - whose clever auxiliary gearbox better suits eco and performance driving.
All that works on a lighter car which drinks less fuel, the old 7.5l/100km now 6.5 with the CVT at 6.1l/100km.
The suspension has been redesigned for better cornering and responsive steering, while thicker discs enhance braking.
Suzuki honed the expected price rise, with the manual selling at $27,500.
On the road
The Sport is more agile than ever, and remarkably planted for such a small car - remaining controlled even in violent swerving on a wet track
What we say
If you need seven airbags, Bluetooth and cruise control in a small car that's also nimble through corners and doesn't break the bank, the Swift Sport delivers.