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Remember Suzuki? It’s new Swift Sport Hatchback Makes 138 HP and Weighs 2100 Pounds.

Remember Suzuki? It’s new Swift Sport Hatchback Makes 138 HP and Weighs 2100 Pounds.

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  1. MuffinRacing

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    That looks like a ton of fun. Unfortunately, I’ll never be able to buy it (being American)

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  2. cwerd

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I feel a little sad that Suzuki went tits up here.. I still think the Kizashi is a nice looking car.. and the specs sound pretty good too.. though I’ve never even sat in one let alone driven one.

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  3. thejam15

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Why the fuck are all these fun econo cars coming out in other countries meanwhile we get a 30k dollar Miata and a fat Hyundai Accent (veloster)

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  4. GaruDemo

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Every time I go back to visit Japan and I see a Swift, my first thought is “why can’t we have these in the US.” 🙁

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  5. wanakoworks

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I’ve been wanting a Suzuki Swift for ages. Hell, when i was a kid (early 20’s ish), I actually wanted a Aerio SX to haul all my stuff and friends with. 155HP and AWD at an affordable price? yes please!

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  6. newtonreddits

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I drove the previous gen. Swift at the Nurburgring. Stripped, caged, coilovers, slicks.

    Holy crap that little thing was fun!

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  7. 23_vibrators

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Literally no one here so far has mentioned the original Swift GTi, with its high revving DOHC 1.3L 4 pot motor and it’s 1800lb curb weight.
    Fuck I’m getting old

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  8. OpenlyBiCoastal

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I once got a speeding ticket in a rental Aerio ( i nicknamed it Aeriola)
    I was hooning the crap out of it around the canyon roads of San Diego. At the bottom of the mountain a cop pulled me over.

    Boy was he pissed off and kind of impressed he couldnt keep up with such a dorky ass car through the twisties.

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  9. ehaliewicz

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    That’s around the same power to weight ratio as a MR2 Spyder.

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  10. Trombono

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    They should capitalize on the mini suv/crossover fad by bringing back the Samurai and Sidekick.

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  11. rockytimber

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Love to see the postings of light weight vehicles that are fun to drive! Way under rated. The Alfa 4 door sedans of the 60s and 70s, followed by the early BMW light weight sedans (all less than 2000 pounds!) were legendary for good reason. Most modern cars have moved up in weight to the point that bringing in street legal excitement requires expensive power and suspension extravagance, and even then, such vehicles are fairly boring in comparison in street legal settings.

    We should come up with a retort to “there is no replacement for displacement”. Something about diminishing returns of the fun factor as weight and size increase. Of course, racing semi tractors is now a thing. You can compensate for weight and size, thats for sure, but why? The logical outcome is a Camry that will take on a BRZ. And then the BRZ loses its brilliance when you make it fast enough to beat a Camry. Lose/Lose. Soccer mom’s choices should not dictate what enthusiasts drive, but they are. Thankfully, there are enthusiasts who still support lighter cars!!!!

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  12. CanIGetAYEEYEEplease

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    The inside in the pictures looks great. Would buy the shit out of one.

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  13. lionsmagic

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I am really interested in buying a hothatch that is not super powerful and light (low fuel usage).
    I was looking at the last swift sport models that were 136 hp. I like the fact that they are “hi-rev” NA engines with the VVT system.
    I am no sure the 1.4Turbo is an improvement vs the 1.6 NA.

    Should I wait for one of these? Who would compete vs this new Swift Sport (all new hothatches got big bodies and big engines compared to it)?

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  14. Everydayfoot

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I have a 2016 Mazda Miata 2300 pounds 150 hp…. more fun than a mustang GT

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  15. crazyladyscientist

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    It looks like a veloster!

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  16. mintz41

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    The first Swift Sport was a cracking car so hopefully this will be too.

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  17. mustanggt90210

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I’m a big fan of Suzuki, but their cars here in America always seemed to be cheap crap. And the pickup truck, the Equator, was just a rebadged Frontier.

    I love their bikes though, I’m on my 6th Suzuki sport(y) bike, and they’ve all treated me pretty well. Always sold them to trade up, never because they had issues.

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  18. nfshp253

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Honestly it’s quite ugly. It looks like a melted last-gen Swift.

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  19. Jarbra

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I went to check out the new swift, and it’s really a quality car. Finally they have made the interiors more modern (looked like an 80’s toyota before). Unfortunately, they are pretty expensive, mostly because of the 4wd system.

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  20. chmech

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Oh how I wanted a hot hatch version of the SX4. Loved its WRC run, even if it was short-lived.

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  21. carslife

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    looks a little like the hamster car, Kia Soul.

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  22. SrsSteel

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    It’s cute

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  23. ellis0896

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Looks like a mini.

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  24. karlsmission

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I almost bought a 2012 suzuki Grand vitara. But they wouldn’t budge on the price. Within a week or two, they announced that they would be shutting the doors, and offered me the vitara at HALF of what I was negotiating it for…. sad thing is, I had already gone out and bought another car, and simply didn’t have the means to buy another new car… I was (still am) pretty upset by that, since I have failed to find GV equipped the way I wanted to every time I’ve gone to look for another car (I swap out cars every 6mo-year).

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  25. Guys-in-bananas

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I see a lot here about how these don’t exist in the U.S, but I basically never see any Suzukis here in Europe either… Like I got genuinely surprised when I saw a “new” Suzuki thinking “holy shit they still make cars?”

    Where do they have a strong market? (Except for Japan maybe) Because I got even more curious when I read on wikpediai:

    “2014, Suzuki was thought to be the ninth biggest automaker by production worldwide”

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  26. SB_90s

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    This is why I have a soft spot for old hatchbacks. Before they were loaded with tech and luxury, making them heavy, like they are today, you had plenty of regular hatchbacks which were fun as hell to drive.

    My first car was a UK-spec 04/05 Civic Sport. Around 115bhp and weight of 2300 pounds if I remember correctly, and it was so fun to chuck about despite the low power. The lack of soundproofing and lightness meant that flooring it was actually semi-exciting. You feel and hear the car accelerate so much more than in today’s cars. And obviously the weight compensates for the power and makes it feel nimble.

    With more power and lighter than the civic, this Swift must be pretty damn fun.

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  27. WinchestersFTW

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I drove a Suzuki Swift in South America. It was a fun little car, but the RHD-to-LHD conversion had some flaws.

    It got great gas mileage and handled fairly well, but needed a bit more ground clearance for the non-paved or potholed roads.

    I wouldn’t mind having one of those with a tiny bit more ground clearance…then turbo and enjoy.

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  28. Ernst_

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    It’s like a modern day Saab Sonett

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  29. Pyrochazm

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    This is what the CR-Z should have been.

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  30. Trinica93

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    If it wasn’t INCREDIBLY ugly it might have been an awesome option for people.

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  31. Makabajones

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    my first car was a 1987 chevy Sprint turbo (rebadged swift) I would buy this in a hearbeat.

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  32. R15K

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I’m I work for dealer family that used to have a Suzuki dealer and now I’m the closest thing to a Suzuki tech that exists in the US so, as a continent-leading authority, I’d like to take a moment to say FUCK SUZUKI and the garbage they brought here. As a Nissan tech I’m used to working on some fucked up shit but Suzukis take the cake.

    Especially Kazashis. The man that designed the Kazashi should have his own level of hell were all he does is work on them all day long.

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  33. Novicept

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Looks like a Volkswagen from the inside lol

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  34. Moldyturtle

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Will this be available in Canada?

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  35. mini4x

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I remember finding a Swift GTi in teh junkyard and trying to buy the whole car. It was complete and I couldn’t find anything obvious wrong (i’m guessing motor issues). Ended up with the Recaro seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, for my Samurai. I’ve loved these guys since, but sadly never owned one. I would love to see them come stateside again.

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  36. LogicallyCompromised

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    as an anecdote.
    i currently daily drive an e36 which is below 2000 pounds and has a weight to power to ratio below 8:1. the journey of shedding over 1200 pounds has not been easy but the results have made it worth it. i am happy to read of others which has owned similar vehicles.
    to add speed, add lightness!

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  37. smedema

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Small cars are always fun to drive. They may not be fast but they are go karts.

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  38. ThePartyJesus

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Well…weighs less and has roughly the same HP as my 944. Bring on the baby rocket.

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  39. Deimius

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Kyoot

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  40. FourDM

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    So it’s like an 80s Escort with a turbo 2.3 minus the character and plus some crash test stars

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  41. sonnytron

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Buddy of mine in Japan has a Swift Sport 6MT. It’s pretty peppy. It has Recaro seats and he deleted the muffler for a straight pipe. It sounds very rev happy, reminds me of a 93 Civic with a B16 swap, but it’s a little lacking in bottom end. Desperately could use a turbo.
    He got it with less than 50k km on the clock for $7500, 2014 model.
    It’s a popular tuning car in Japan for guys that are just getting into the car scene.
    It’s not “remember” Suzuki, in Japan. Here, Suzuki sells a lot of cars and quite comfortably.
    They also have the Jimmy. Two very fun cars for someone who wants to experience sport or off roading but doesn’t want to buy a Jeep or a Civic Type R.
    I really liked the seats of the Swift Sport. And my buddy is pretty proud to own it, he takes really good care of it. Of course my GTI would eat it up and my GF loves the VW, but my MK7 cost me around three times as much as his car. At that multiplier, he wins the fun:dollar ratio in a huge way.

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  42. SVTCobraR315

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Not so swift?

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  43. TechnoProdigy

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    That interior looks like an odd mashup of VW (steering wheel), GM (general interior items), and Mazda (climate/radio knobs and shifter).

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  44. ImALoneWolfBaby

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    My Suzuki is the best vehicle I have ever owned as far as reliability goes.

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  45. Nu_visit-question

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Isn’t 138 HP kind of low?

    not sarcastic, genuinely curious

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  46. earcaraxe

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    that’s crx territory

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  47. McNugget750

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    So, slow as hell?

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  48. Anonymous

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

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