2021 Suzuki Swift Sport: Key highlights

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport: Key highlights

It was only a few days back, April 9 to be precise when Suzuki made a comeback in the Malaysian market with the third-gen Swift Sport. So, after five long years, Suzuki will once again roll on the Malaysian roads and it might be a good choice for first-time buyers and even for those looking for a reliable budget option.

Accompanying Suzuki in its return journey is Naza that will represent the Japanese automaker in the mainstream automotive sector under its subsidiary Naza Eastern Motors. It has been reported that following the Swift hatch would be the popular Jimny.

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 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport launch

Where will you find the new Suzuki Swift Sport in Malaysia?

Suzuki Malaysia's first flagship 3S showroom will be spread over an area of almost 3,000 sq ft and will be located at Naza Automall PJ. It will have a vibrant and bright atmosphere with some interactive points.

Also, the new dealer will only be authorized to service new models. Those with old Suzuki models will still have to visit Proton dealers.

Suzuki Swift Sport price and variants

Suzuki Malaysia offers Swift Sport in a single trim option and is currently being imported from Japan. Its price tag reads RM 139,999 on-the-road without insurance, with SST exemption that will last till June 30, 2021. The price includes a 3-year/100,000 km warranty.

 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport engine

Suzuki Swift Sports power configuration

Engine

1.4-litre four-cyl Boosterjet Turbo 

Max power

140 hp at 5,500 rpm

Max torque

230 Nm from 2,500 to 3,500 rpm

Transmission

6-speed automatic gearbox

Drivetrain

Four-wheel drive

0 to 100 sprint 

8.0 seconds

Top speed

205 kmph

Fuel consumption

16.39 kmpl

 

From the table above it is clear that the third-gen Swift Sport is a fast car and it’s all due to its lightweight build. Speaking of which, the car sits on the brand’s new ‘Heartect’ platform that helps the car register a low kerb weight of 990 kg. Thus making it 80 kg lighter than the previous model. For reference, the Myvi 1.3 weights 985 kg, and the X50 reads 1,325 kg on the weighing scale.

Other highlighting bits include the presence of a turbocharger, a six-speed automatic unit, and steering-mounted shift paddles.

 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport exterior

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport exterior

The new-gen Swift Sport is revised in every sense and so are its dimensions and styling. Starting with the former, the hatchback is 40 mm wider both at the front and back, 15 mm lower, and has a 20 mm longer wheelbase. All this increases the car’s straight-line stability, gives it an athletic stance, and makes it more grounded.

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport exterior

Other key exterior features include -

  • LED projector headlights
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • LED tail lamps
  • Swift Sport specific front and rear bumper
  • Wave-effect on front & rear bumper and side skirts
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels wrapped in 195/50R16 Yokohama Advan tyres
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • Rear spoiler with white lens brake light

 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport wheels

Exterior colour options - Champion Yellow, Pearl Pure White, Burning Red Metallic, and Speedy Blue Metallic

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport cabin

Like the exterior, the Swift Sport cabin reflects a sporty face with elements like black & red trim on door panels and dashboard. The red-faced tachometer with a 4.2-inch multi-info display further adds to its sportiness.

 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport cabin

The hatchback also gets a pretty heavy standard kit that includes -

  • Fabric wrapped, semi-bucket front seats
  • Automatic air-conditioning system
  • Aluminium sports foot pedals
  • Instrument cluster with oil temperature gauge and turbo boost
  • Cruise control
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seat
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport safety

 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport safety

Suzuki has made sure that its hatch is loaded with the most essential safety features that ensure the well-being of its passengers. The list includes -

  • Six airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill-hold Assist
  • Reverse camera
  • Height-adjustable seat belt anchorage
  • Front passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Decoupling mechanism for the brake pedal
  • ISOFIX tethers

So, what are your thoughts on the 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback? Do let us know in the comments.

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