by AZREEN HANI/ pic by NAZA
THE iconic Suzuki Swift Sport has returned to Malaysia, making the first official launch of new generation Suzuki Cars in the country under its new distributor – Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd.
“We are ecstatic to kick start Suzuki’s reintroduction in Malaysia with the highly popular hot-hatchback that won the hearts of many enthusiasts back in the days. We believe that this model can captivate enthusiasts once again from its aggressive styling, all-new drivetrain, and responsive handling.” Datuk Nik Hamdam Nik Hassan, Group CEO, Naza Automotive Corporation Sdn Bhd said in a statement yesterday.
The Suzuki Swift Sport comes in four (4) different colours ranging from Champion Yellow, Pearl Pure White, Speedy Blue Metallic, and Burning Red Pearl Metallic.
The Japan imported (CBU) Suzuki Swift Sport, comes equipped with the 1.4L BOOSTERJET engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter that produces 140hp/230Nm of torque from 2,500rpm.
Underpinning the car is the new generation HEARTECH platform that ensures enhanced collision safety via its strengthened underbody rigidity while rewarding drivers a nippy and adrenaline pumping drive from its superb torque-to-weight ratio.
On the exterior, the Suzuki Swift Sport sports largely retain the iconic shape from its predecessor but now comes with a large honeycomb grille with carbon fiber finish skirting around the car. It illuminates the road with its LED projector headlamps outlined by distinctive daytime running lights.
The interior packaging of the Suzuki Swift Sport rewards rear passengers with abundance of headroom and legroom despite its compact dimensions. Drivers of the Suzuki Swift Sport will find themselves with a sporty flat bottom steering wheel with multi-function buttons to control the information shown on the instrument cluster and audio.
In-car entertainment of the Suzuki Swift Sport is taken care of by a 7” touchscreen multimedia that supports Apple CarPlay.
Interested patrons can now head towards the first Suzuki 3S flagship showroom located at Naza Automall, Petaling Jaya to view and experience the Suzuki Swift Sport.