Despite the on-again, off-again rumors about its potential voyage to the United States, the Suzuki Swift still remains a tasty piece of forbidden fruit. A shame, too, especially since this new Sport version sounds like it'd be quite the enjoyable steer.

The Swift Sport was first previewed by the S-Concept that debuted back in Geneva, but now packs 134 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque routed to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Those aren't earth-shattering numbers, but in a vehicle this tiny (and lightweight), we imagine it to be pretty engaging from behind the wheel. Think Mazda2, but more powerful.

Other enhancements to the Swift Sport include a stiffer suspension and more aggressive stance, rounded out by a handsome set of 17-inch wheels. All in, we'd gladly throw the Sport around an autocross course or some curvy canyons... if it ever comes to the U.S.


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      Jason Golden
      • 3 Years Ago
      As evidence that Suzuki is not serious about its survival in the US, we are denied this perky product...which is way overdue in the US market.
        Travis C. Vasconcelo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Golden
        I couldn't agree more. This is the product they have needed since the end of the GM/GEO days when they were selling cars (granted with other badges on them...namely GEO) as fast as they could get them here. In these days and times when every manufacturer is rushing the newest and most efficient small car they can muster to market...Suzuki's total ostrich act by burying their heads in the sand is the most perplexing thing I have ever seen!
      Chris Niblett
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a long time Suzuki fan. I love the classic swifts, and have considered buying a new Suzuki, but I'M WAITING FOR THIS CAR TO BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE US. Suzuki, think of how much your sales would jump if you launched the Swift Sport here! So many loyal customers are holding out and waiting.
      banstaman
      • 3 Years Ago
      So they are most likely not going to bring this over to the US, where demand for small, light, nimble, and fuel efficient cars-is actually growing faster. Does Suzuki even want to be in the US anymore? They could at least bring this over, I would definitely say it will be a hit.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like hamster meat....
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      So it weighs less than 2400 pounds?
      jutman1776
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lets REVOLT!!!!
        Zacarious
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jutman1776
        Revolt? Is Chevy already coming out with a competitor to the prius V?
      steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      THE USA STILL DON'T GET THIS !!!! SUZUKI SHOULD BE ASHAMED WHAT A FRICKING HUGE MISTAKE ON THEIR PART! AMERICANS WOULD LOVE THIS CAR! SUZUKIS LOSS!
      EvilTollMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Most likely not coming Stateside I'm sure, it's a shame, really. I think this car looks great and would slot in perfectly as a coupe alternative to someone looking for a cube, soul, or xB. I feel that suzuki's problem in the US is advertising, they just simply don't have enough ads anywhere!
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think Suzuki can afford to leave this car out of the U.S marketplace for long...this would be a big draw to their dealers!
      6MT
      • 3 Years Ago
      The reigning Japanese pocket rocket with real grassroots cult following... Suzuki, bring this over to the US...and consider me a conquest customer.
      msg
      • 3 Years Ago
      please bring this to US
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't particularly feel deprived by the lack of this car in the US, but for their own sake, Suzuki should bring it over yesterday. I'm sure it would quickly become their best selling model. It's kind of like a Mini without the pretense or premium price. Even if it was never certified for US standards, I'm sure it would be worth their while to get the Swift over here...swiftly.
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