• Mar 2, 2011
Suzuki Swift S-Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Suzuki Swift is a genuinely good car, standing as something of an exception in Suzuki's lineup until recent additions like the SX4 and Kizashi came along. But calling it "swift" might be a bit of wishful thinking, if not a huge exaggeration. Enter the Swift S-Concept, which Suzuki has just presented at the Geneva Motor Show.

Few details have been released as to what has gone into the S-Concept and where it's going, but anyone can tell straight off the bat that it's a Swift taken to the extreme. In fact, it looks as close to an S2000-spec racer for the street as we've seen in some time, sporting 18-inch wheels, aerodynamic upgrades, Recaro racing buckets... the works.

The result looks good. Seriously good. Which is sadly probably more than we can say for its production prospects. But for the company behind such an eclipsing Pikes Peak campaign, with the right mechanical upgrades to match the sporting pretensions of its own styling, a hotter Swift could be just the ticket to inject some much-needed excitement into its range.

Check it out in the gallery of live images from the show floor below, and the stock shots in the gallery below that.




Photos copyright ©2011 Noah Joseph / AOL
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SWIFT NEWS FROM SUZUKI S-CONCEPT AT THE 81ST GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, which opened to the media on March 1, Suzuki unveiled the Swift S-CONCEPT model. This exciting Concept is in line with Suzuki's brand philosophy of delivering excitement. Its overall development concept was to create a stylish sport compact with premium performance.

The design of Swift S-CONCEPT follows the theme of "more sporty and exciting" and reflected by its stylish appearance with bold, accentuated bodywork design and rear roof spoiler.

The Swift S-CONCEPT embodies the concept of a premium sport compact with uncompromised performance. The body is 30mm lower and 60mm wider than that of the standard Swift and has such a strong visual presence that it doesn't seem as compact as it actually is. Dynamic-looking front and rear bumpers and a big rear spoiler evoke high levels of acceleration and power and 18-inch wheels give a sense of solidity and stability. The headlamps and rear combination lamps have exclusive designs with high-tech accents.

Suzuki's sporty DNA is reflected in a Unique Lightning Pearl Yellow body which communicates intensity and depth and excitement - one of Suzuki's core values. The paint finish has a high lustre that looks different from varying angles which portrays dynamism and speed and the bespoke yellow, black, and dark-grey metallic colour scheme for both the exterior and interior were inspired by an athlete's running shoes.

For the interior, the steering wheel and instrument cluster have exclusive designs with Recaro Sport styled seats in the front, parts of the centre console are made of carbon fibre, which communicate a premium identity.

Specifications
Overall length 3,890mm
Overall width 1,755mm
Overall height 1,475mm
Wheelbase 2,430mm
Power train Front engine / front wheel drive
Transmission 6 M/T
Tyres 225/45R18
Body Colour Lightning Pearl Yellow

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Great color, and a nice design! Reminds me of my '02 Si's Euro Yellow Pearl paint.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i really REALLY like this i actually like it better then the ft86 if they can keep it cheap (wich shouldent be a problem since its suzuki) i would TOTALLY get it as long as it has at least 160hp but the closer to 200 the better. it most likely will be FWD but if you can get awd WITH the manual transmission i would totally be all over it
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking forward to Suzuki eventually bringing something like this to market, if they could only bring together their fantastic motorcycle rep and automobile division into a singular identity they could have real presence in the market. Even the current SX4 Crossover is about 50hp and some chassis tweaks away from greatness in the hot hatch market.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously... Why don't we have this car in the states? A fun, relatively quick little car like this could help Suzuki move some metal!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed, we need the Swift here and fast. I drove a previous generation Swift Sport and I thought it was a blast to drive.

        Suzuki needs to add to their lineup or inevitably follow Mitsubishi out the door.
      • 3 Years Ago
      A cool car for a manufacturer that struggles in the US. They do seem to be making incremental improvement first with kizashi now this. They should focus on sportiness.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Way to go, Suzuki! Nice effort put forth! I know that most of the stuff shown here wouldnt make it to production, sadly, but this little sucker looks cool. Not a fan of the wing, though. If they could integrate that thing into the roofline a bit better (ala SVT Focus), it would look great.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Diggin' it the most.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, no that the Evo's day are numbered maybe Mitsu and Suzuki can pull a marvel team-up and plug an Evo motor in here. No need to waste a good motor.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was daydreaming a home for the 4B11T now that the Evo will be toast in 2013.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What's Mitsubishi's got to do with Suzuki...Suzuki's in bed with VW since late '09...19.9% of it that is.

        What this Swift S probably needs is some TFSI engine, licensed from VW.

        The Swift even looks like the "inverted bath-tub" shape (in subcompact hatchback form)..akin to the Audi TT.

        Sell this 2dr or even the (planned) 4dr in the US, Suzuki..and consider me a conquest customer.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really wish Suzuki would bring the Swift over here, I always liked the looks of it. This car looks great!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Less crossovers, more this!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously... Why don't we have this car in the states? A fun, relatively quick little car like this could help Suzuki move some metal!
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOVE IT!!!

      Bring it to the USA!
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