Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R announced

Hot on the heels of the Suzuki Swift SZ-L, the Japanese firm has announced it’ll be producing a new special edition: the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R.

Just 100 units of the Swift Sport SZ-R will be made, making the hot little hatchback an extremely exclusive proposition. Costing just £500 more than the standard car, the SZ-R goes on sale from 1 March priced at £14,249.

Suzuki says the SZ-R is aimed at buyers who want to own a Suzuki Swift Sport with a very distinctive look and want the sporty, fun-to-drive experience of the standard Swift Sport.

Distinctive it certainly is, too. All 100 SZ-Rs will be finished in Cosmic Black with contrasting Ablaze Red wing mirrors, rear spoiler and roof. The bespoke SZ-R badging also gets the special red hue.

Inside, the SZ-R is just as sporty. There are new uniquely number doorsills guards, showing you which of the 100 UK cars it is, as well as a red accented gear lever and red trim for the floor mats.

The level of standard-fit equipment on the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R is juts as impressive as on the regular car.

That means seven airbags, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, steering wheel mounted audio controls, tinted rear glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, high-intensity dusk sensing headlights and keyless entry and start.

Striking design and great equipment specification is all well and good, but at the core of the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R is the engine. It’s the same 136hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

That means 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 121mph – stunning performance for a sporty supermini.

And it becomes even more apparent how strong the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-Rs turn of speed is when you see the efficiency – it’ll return 44.1mpg combined with 147g/km CO2 emissions.

That’s in part due to the SZ-Rs 1,045kg kerb weight. Such a lightweight car means great performance, great efficiency and great agility, combining with the Swift Sport’s engaging handling and chassis dynamics to deliver masses of fun.

Don’t just take our word for it though. To book a test drive in a Suzuki Swift Sport, or to enquire about the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R, visit our Suzuki showroom in Effingham, Surrey.

Alternatively, contact our sales team on 0844 539 6753 for more information.