It looks like the new Suzuki Swift Sport will be making its local debut soon enough – the ZC32S has been spotted at JPJ Putrajaya in both manual and automatic forms, and thanks to erstwhile reader Anol Alias (who also gave us the VW Golf Mk7 TSI spyshots last month), we have photos of the cars to share with you.
The introduction of the Suzuki Swift Sport follows close on the heels of the third-gen Suzuki Swift, which was launched in January. The SSS wears the familiar 1.6 litre M16A normally-aspirated engine, which has been massaged to offer more output – 136 PS and 160 Nm to the previous 125 PS and 148 Nm.
A six-speed manual was the transmission of choice when the car made its debut in Frankfurt in 2011, but it has since been joined by a high-performance CVT with seven-step manual mode, complete with paddle shifters. The red car in the photos is the manual, and the yellow is the CVT-equipped unit, as ascertained by the shots that glimpse into the interior.
The kit list includes HID headlamps with black surrounds, the usual sports bodykit, seven airbags (including driver’s knee) and ESP; the alloys on the Malaysian-spec Suzuki Swift Sport are widely-spaced five twin-spoke units, not the five triple-spoke as seen on the Frankfurt launch vehicle.