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Old 16th August 2011, 21:55   #16
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Of course- it may never come to India, but still- even a trimmed down version would have been an enthusiast's dream come true!
It might as well, but just might. If they are exporting the 2 door version from India, and when the car is not doing well enough, example taken from the old Zen which came as a limited edition (it was nothing special except that it was a 2 door version available in 2 colors as carbon & steel, rest everything was same as 4 door Zen).

This happened simply because they were exporting Zen (including the 2 door version) to Europe from India and may be were left with excess inventory probably just before they discontinued it in Europe. BTW Zen was the old Alto in Europe and it was discontinued much before it was in India.

So its a long shot. And if they do the same with the Swift it will be a big mistake. MSIL should learn from their mistakes, they killed a formidable brand like Zen which could have been exploited to a much larger extent (and even kept alive), if a true sports version was released. Sports versions are never made for volumes but these cars make a world of good for the brand and its longevity in the market, customers / owners perceive such cars with pride and tend to hold on for longer time, in the long-term it builds loyalty too.
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Per a friend in the Sales channel the sports version will be on display at the Auto expo in 2012 and based on the response the company will take a call on whether to offer it here. Pricing though will be atrocious if brought in its entirety, so expect not to see those Recaros and many other features.
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I am sure it will receive a great response from us.
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Top Gear seems to have fallen in love with the Swift Sport!

Focus RS, Renault Megane - all big names to be compared in the review of a little Suzuki.
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In the long view, the Swift Sport is far more a hot hatch than the Focus RS and the Megane RenaultSport and every other turbo nutjob
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Keep the Swift Sport pinned against the red line and then, then it makes sense. No, it's hardly mad-quick, but the Swift is über agile - never tilting as you wrestle it about, staying flat, riding neatly. OK, tip into a corner with too much speed, and it defaults to safety-first understeer, but, most of the time, it's as bubbly as anything the Eighties ever mustered, keeping things simple, goading you to carry more speed through corners and maintain revs. Some will hanker for more power, but do you really need it?
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THE NUMBERS
1586cc, 4cyl, FWD, 134bhp, 118lb ft, 44.1mpg, 147g/km CO2, 0-62 in 8.7secs, 121mph, 1040kg
Suzuki Swift Sport three-door driven full road test car review - BBC Top Gear - BBC Top Gear

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^^ Really beats me when these people say 134bhp is too less for a hatch-back. And 350bhp Focus and what not!

A Swift with anything over 100 bhp would be like a dream come true for the Indian enthusiast. I believe there's a good chunk of petrolheads who'd buy these over any sedan. I, for one, am ready to shell out a premium of 1-1.5 lacs or even 2 lacs for a Swift Sport. Okay, if this is too much, make and deliver these on order. How hard can that be?
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One big thumbs up from bsmotoring's european correspondent!

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The Suzuki Swift Sport seems to capture that rough and ready spirit of the VW Golf Mk1 GTi better than anything in its class, too. The Fiat 500 Abarth comes close, but the clean, unashamedly basic Swift Sport is just the way these kinds of cars are supposed to be.

It’s a true successor to the old world hot hatch and the answer for today’s city livers who want a convenient car that can still be fun when the right road presents itself. Do you need any more convincing?
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Here the Swift Sport’s simple beauty, a 136 bhp 1.6-litre engine and 1,043 kg kerb weight, come to the fore. You can literally smear this car through bends, throwing it in on maximum attack with the ESP turned off and it will simply tuck in the rear and find a way through with the slightest hint of a slide. It’s brilliant in its own, lightweight way, and it’s about as quick as anything could be on the carefully selected ocean road carved into the side of the mountain.
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Now I think it’s time you petitioned Maruti Suzuki to get yourselves the new Swift Sport in India.
Maruti, are you listening?

I'm paying sedan money + waiting 6 months for a simple ZDi. I'm in too, if it comes to the market, even if a CKD. (CBU will be too expensive though!)
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I, for one, am ready to shell out a premium of 1-1.5 lacs or even 2 lacs for a Swift Sport.
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Though we all know that it will never make it to india, how much we'd loved to have it here!

On a side note, i think the diesel Swift with a Pete's box would be as much as a Swift in india can get to being a 'Swift Sport' abroad. Will the 'Sport' handle better due to it being a 3 door version vs the 5 door we get here ?
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Though we all know that it will never make it to india, how much we'd loved to have it here!

On a side note, i think the diesel Swift with a Pete's box would be as much as a Swift in india can get to being a 'Swift Sport' abroad. Will the 'Sport' handle better due to it being a 3 door version vs the 5 door we get here ?
Sport is also available in 5 door version. And regarding handling - Its basically our econohatch Swift + below stuff.

Reinforced steering,
extra brackets in the frame,
stiffened suspension with an internal spring on the shock absorber,
up to 30 per cent higher spring rates on the rear and
serious ContiSport Contact 3 tires on 17-inch wheels.
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Sport is also available in 5 door version. And regarding handling - Its basically our econohatch Swift + below stuff.

Reinforced steering,
extra brackets in the frame,
stiffened suspension with an internal spring on the shock absorber,
up to 30 per cent higher spring rates on the rear and
serious ContiSport Contact 3 tires on 17-inch wheels.

Ok. OT:But will the chassis not be affected in terms of rigidity when there are only 3 doors vs 5 doors ? Wont that translate to a difference in the handling ?

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Ok. OT:But will the chassis not be affected in terms of rigidity when there are only 3 doors vs 5 doors ? Wont that translate to a difference in the handling ?
Not really.

You see, 3-door cars like the Swift have doors that are considerably longer than the front doors of the normal 5-door sibling. The sheet-metal that forms one large fender at the rear is actually shorter than the length of the rear-doors, but the extended front-doors compensate, somewhat.

The 5-door cars are not much longer than their 3-door siblings. Marginally perhaps. The shorter wheel-base will make it even more maneuverable, and thus more fun, I presume. But with the same internals, there shouldn't be much difference between the 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, in terms of performance and handling.

It's more to do with style, I suppose.
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Sport is also available in 5 door version.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is available only with 3-doors.

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Ok. OT:But will the chassis not be affected in terms of rigidity when there are only 3 doors vs 5 doors ? Wont that translate to a difference in the handling ?
The regular Swift in the UK is available in both config. And I think the 3-doors car will be stiffer than the 5-doors car, given its body has fewer open holes and all the exterior dimensions (essentially the length and wheelbase) are the same.

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The 5-door cars are not much longer than their 3-door siblings. Marginally perhaps. The shorter wheel-base will make it even more maneuverable, and thus more fun, I presume. But with the same internals, there shouldn't be much difference between the 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, in terms of performance and handling.
The exterior dimensions are the same. Only the front doors are longer.

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The Suzuki Swift Sport is available only with 3-doors.
At the moment. We could expect the the 5-door Swift in 'Sport' trim soon, though. 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport 5 door gallery and some details | SUZUKI FAN

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The exterior dimensions are the same. Only the front doors are longer.
You're right. In fact, the 3-door Swift Sport is 3890 mm long, as opposed to the 5-door regular Swift that is 3850 mm in length. The extra 40 mm could be due to the different front and rear bumpers.
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