2011 Frankfurt: 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport gets 134-hp

The Suzuki Swift is one of the many cars that the rest of the world gets while we don’t. Promising to be a strong competitor to cars like the Volkswagen Golf and the MINI Cooper, unfortunately all we can do is stand from the opposite sides of the Atlantic and Pacific as everyone else gets to drive around in one. And to make things worse, Suzuki has unveiled its latest rendition of its facelifted Swift: the Swift Sport.

Much like the previous Swift Sport, the new one features tuned brakes, steering and suspension. It also features more aggressive bodywork and larger wheels. And the result is a pretty sharp looking package. To add to the appearance, the Swift Sport also comes standard with HID headlamps.

Under the hood sits a new unique version of Suzuki’s M16A 1.4L naturally-aspirated four-banger. Producing 134-hp and 118 lb-ft of torque, the power is channeled through a six-speed manual transmission allowing for an estimated 37 mpg average.

Prices will be announced closer to launch.

– By: Chris Chin