Could debut at IAA 2017 in September.
Suzuki's next global model is the 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport which could debut at the IAA 2017 in September. Below are renderings of the 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport's front and rear from the Japanese media, courtesy kurumagt.com.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport gets a more aggressive exterior than the standard variant with an aero kit, pronounced wheel arches housing unique alloy wheels and distinctive grille design. On the inside, one can expect stainless steel sport pedals, leather steering wheel and sport seats and contrast stitching among other enhancements in line with the sporty theme.
The 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport should weigh more than the standard 2017 Suzuki Swift (840 kg or more) with the aero kit and the bigger engine. However, compared to the outgoing Swift Sport, which weighs 1,045 kg (3-door)/1,060 kg (5-door), the all-new Swift Sport will have a better power to weight ratio thanks to the lightweight 'HEARTECT' platform and turbo engine.
The powerplant in question here is a modified version of the K14C 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit tuned to produce 150 PS at 5,500 rpm and 25.0 kgf.m (245.17 Nm) of torque from 1,500-4,000 rpm. A 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission should send power to the front wheels. The Sport variant should get a retuned suspension and twin exhausts as well.
Maruti Suzuki has never launched the Swift Sport before in India, but rumour has it the next-gen Swift Sport is under consideration. If launched in India, a possibility is that it could get the Japan-made 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine of the Maruti Baleno RS and revisited suspension setting and ground clearance to suit Indian conditions and benefit from lower taxes.