The Suzuki Swift Sport has been voted as the ‘Top Rated Sports Car’ by consumer website Carbuyer.co.uk in the publication’s latest review of 30 sports cars.
The latest award given to the Swift follows its crown as the ‘Best Hot Hatchback for 2012’, again according to Carbuyer.co.uk.
The Suzuki Swift Sport was the only vehicle to score five out of five in the latest competition. The judges all agreed that Suzuki’s performance flagship combines an agile and entertaining chassis that delivers superb handling, a low kerb weight and scintillating performance at an extremely competitive price.
The Sport was a clear winner, even against strong direct competition and more expensive premium sport cars. It even fended off the challenge from three supercars!
The fastest Swift model costs from £13,499 and boasts an extensive list of standard equipment – seven airbags, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels and metallic paint all come as fitted as standard.
Automatic High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps also feature among the Swift Sport’s standard kit – equipment either not available or listed as a cost option amongst its competitors.
The Sport’s impressive performance comes from its 136hp 1.6-litre petrol engine: 0-62mph takes 8.7 seconds, and combined with the engaging handling, the car devours corners, too.
Despite a serious turn of speed, Suzuki’s hot hatchback will still return decent efficiency. Combined average fuel economy of 44.1mpg with 147g/km CO2 means road tax of £135 per year.
Together with an insurance group rating of 19 (a great ranking for a performance-focused hatchback) it should be relatively cheap to own and run, and a delight to drive under all types of conditions.
The Sport’s latest accolade adds to its already growing list of awards – back in January this year, the car was also voted a What Car? ‘Best Buy Hatch’ for its notable performance, entertaining handling and rewarding dynamics, as well as its affordable price.
See the multi-award-winning Swift Sport at T W White’s Suzuki dealership in Effingham, Surrey.