The Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid attaches a dinky electric motor to its 1,4-liter4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine.
Suzuki modified the Fast Sport with a new mild-hybrid powertrain and a range of changes on performance for 2020. Prices are yet to be publicly verified. Although Suzuki has said they expected to climb past the £ 17,499 level of the old model, owing to the extra premium equipment now available. So, the new edition set to go on sale in late April.
The Fast Sport mild-hybrid powered by a reworked version of the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine of the outgoing vehicle. Fitted with an incorporated 48-volt starter generator. And a lightweight lithium-ion battery pack. Suzuki says the modifications merely add a meager 15 kg to the kerb weight of the Swift Sport. While providing an additional 5Nm torque–up to a limit of 235Nm.
Performance figures are generally comparable to earlier Fast Sports figures. Peak speed is 130 mph at the same time 0–62 mph is just marginally slower at 9.1 seconds. The power output of the revamped car is 127bhp-around 10bhp less than that of the outgoing model. Possibly in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
In addition, with the launch of Suzuki’s new hybrid powertrain, the CO2 performance and fuel consumption of the Swift Sport were both reduced. The CO2 emissions fell from 135g / km to 127g / km while the fuel economy increased from 47mpg to 50.1mpg. The electric motor also supports the petrol engine under heavy load, which controls the start-stop feature of the vehicle, which Suzuki claims decreases emissions further.
The new Swift Sport comes as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels. The leather sports steering wheel and rear privacy window, much like the old one. Suzuki updated the basic specification of its hot hatchback for 2020, adding LED headlamps, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist. And a six-speaker stereo.