Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday July 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Suzuki Swift Sport Revealed



http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...w-preview.html

Quote:
As a brand Suzuki has had limited success in North America, selling rebadged GM crossovers when it probably should have been pushing the types of cars it knows best – small cars. While the Swift used to be offered here, its days passed long ago (apart from the rebadged old Daewoo offered in Canada).

The Swift soldiered on in other markets, however, and has evolved into a solid machine. And now Suzuki is adding more style and performance by introducing a new Swift Sport model for 2012 at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt. This new model, which is just an update to the current Swift model sold in Europe and Asia, gets a larger grille in the front, and ground effects and spoilers which according to Suzuki “suppress lift and give the car a lower visual center of gravity.” You also get new 17-inch alloy wheels wearing 195/45R17 tires. HID headlamps and new tail lights complete the fresh new look.

Sporty seats and a five-dial instrument cluster add to this cars sporty character on the inside. However, the changes under the hood are what enthusiasts will be lusting after. The Swift Sport gets Suzuki’s new M16A motor, which produces 8% more power while also improving fuel consumption by 11%. This 1.6-liter, four-cylinder unit produces 134 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque.

Power goes to only the front wheels via a new six-speed manual gearbox which features a triple-cone synchromesh for a more sportier feel.
To keep you safe, electronic stability control is standard along with 7-airbags.

So if you’re moving to Europe and are looking for a fun new hatchback to drive around in, the new Swift Sport will be on sale very shortly. Just don’t look for it at your local dealer… pity.

Look for more details tomorrow at AutoGuide’s official Frankfurt Auto Show page here.
GALLERY: Suzuki Swift Sport

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
IWantASuby
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 190420
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: VT
Vehicle:
'03 WRX Wagon
Sonic Yellow, Stage 2

Default

Hey, its the car I gave up on!
IWantASuby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
SilverSubaab
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 88288
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Central MA
Vehicle:
2014 VW GLI

Default

Don't really see anything to give a crap about; nothing special here. If I wanted a small car with no power, I would get a Mazda2, or a Scion XD, or Honda Fit, or Ford Fiesta, or whatever, not a Suzuki.
SilverSubaab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
06wrxlbart
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 154013
Join Date: Jul 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York, Ozone Park
Vehicle:
2012 S4
Monsoon Grey

Default

Its looks like a great MINI competitor and other small cars like yaris.
06wrxlbart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
UKscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33287
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: 2013 Focus ST, Yella
Vehicle:
RIP Nik
I will always miss you

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSubaab View Post
Don't really see anything to give a crap about; nothing special here. If I wanted a small car with no power, I would get a Mazda2, or a Scion XD, or Honda Fit, or Ford Fiesta, or whatever, not a Suzuki.
Its actually a very nice car that's well made and goes quite well. The new power will be nice. It is easily a competitor to the models you listed. Suzuki know how to make cars like this, it's their forte.
UKscooby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
Yoo Shin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 87327
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Texas but TDY in North Alabama
Vehicle:
2010 12 parsec Evo X
I still kill threads

Default

"I'm Detective Crocket. Have you been in my closet?"
Yoo Shin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #7
heavyD
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 194216
Join Date: Nov 2008
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle:
2013 STI Sport-tech

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UKscooby View Post
Its actually a very nice car that's well made and goes quite well. The new power will be nice. It is easily a competitor to the models you listed. Suzuki know how to make cars like this, it's their forte.
I owned a 1989 Swift GTi and that thing was really fun like a go-cart. However it was junk and parts were not common since Suzuki is such a low volume seller. I don't think I would ever own another one again.
heavyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
SilverSubaab
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 88288
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Central MA
Vehicle:
2014 VW GLI

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoo Shin View Post
"I'm Detective Crocket. Have you been in my closet?"
^.........
SilverSubaab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 02:43 PM   #9
SilverSubaab
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 88288
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Central MA
Vehicle:
2014 VW GLI

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UKscooby View Post
Its actually a very nice car that's well made and goes quite well. The new power will be nice. It is easily a competitor to the models you listed. Suzuki know how to make cars like this, it's their forte.
I have seen nothing that suggests that the Suzuki will be as reliable or as well built/same or better quality as any of the vehicles that I listed above. They have a generally horrible track record concerning vehicles available in the US.
SilverSubaab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 02:43 PM   #10
express_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 68346
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Vehicle:
1996 LC
2014 JK

Default

The dismal dealer network of Suzuki Autos would prevent me from buying a car like this. The few dealers I have been into seriously look like janitor closets. If you can't make a showroom look half decent presentable, what kind of service should I expect when I need something warrantied?

Nevertheless, the Suzuki Kizashi is a very nice looking car. I do wish they succeed.
express_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
JustyWRC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
09 WRX

Default

I'd like to know where their "power" markets are. I am pretty sure the dealership across the street from us has given up. Haven't seen a new car on the lot in a few weeks. I can think of only one other dealership in this area and it would be a long drive to get to it.

Weird that they can't sell in the states, yet make Subaru look like nothing on the global market.
JustyWRC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 07:04 AM   #12
Italiano
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2137
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: CT, USA -what am I doing here?
Vehicle:
a 6spd Manual
Acura

Default

^ .... Actually I just came back from a trip in Ecuador =
the top 2 brands are Suzuki & Isuzu !
Italiano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #13
Dex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 163775
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ceti Debent
Vehicle:
1992 Cat 245D
Yellow rust

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Italiano
^ .... Actually I just came back from a trip in Ecuador =
the top 2 brands are Suzuki & Isuzu !
I just returned from Bali, and there are a lot of Suzuki cars there. The swift and the previous gen Jazz were everywhere.
Dex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Suzuki Swift Sport Details Confirmed: Report AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 4 07-14-2011 10:20 AM
Suzuki Swift X Sport @ 2007 Tokyo Auto Salon NYCshopper Non-Subaru News & Rumors 0 01-24-2007 06:51 AM
89 Suzuki Swift GTi Twin Cam 1300 Rhys Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 0 05-17-2005 07:39 PM
Suzuki Swift GTi? dmitrik4 Off-Topic 7 02-04-2004 01:26 PM
WTB: 89-94 Suzuki Swift GTi Imprezer Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 10 01-28-2002 05:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.