Suzuki to display new Swift variants at 2013 Autosport International show

Article by Anita Panait, on January 9, 2013

Suzuki GB PLC will be participating at the 2013 Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham. At the show, Suzuki will be displaying several examples of the Suzuki Swift. Visitors will have an opportunity to have a glimpse of two Special Edition models that will be offered in the United Kingdom in the near future.

The Special Edition models will be dubbed SZ-L for the 1.2-litre model, and SZ-R for the 1.6-litre Sport. Suzuki will also exhibit the latest version of the GSX-R600 motorcycle, which is fitted with advanced technology derived from MotoGP. Suzuki launched the Swift as part of its global strategy, producing the vehicle at seven sites around the world and selling it in over 100 countries and territories.

Due to its dynamic performance and sporty looks, the Swift was able to post sales of 2 million units faster than any other model in Suzuki’s history.

The carmaker will also display its highly acclaimed Swift Sport model, considered as the performance flagship of the range. To develop the Swift Sport, the carmaker pursued higher levels of chassis performance, thereby gaining an excellent balance between controllability and stability.

The Swift Sport offers greater toe and camber rigidity for the torsion beam and greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings. Its larger rear wheel bearings improve stability at the rear under hard cornering.

The vehicle is also more stable thanks to greater roll stiffness brought by increased spring rates for the front and rear springs and the addition of rebound springs in the front suspension.

These attributes makes the new Swift Sport easier to handle than the previous version, which was popular with Motorsport fans and endorsed by many Rally and RallyCross drivers in the UK and abroad.

The new Swift Sport is run by a M16A engine that provides more power yet lower emissions. The engine could churn out up to 136PS at 7,000rpm, thanks to the installation of a variable intake system, optimization of the intake VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and increased valve lift.

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