Suzuki previews superbike inspired Swift R Concept

Suzuki previews superbike inspired Swift R Concept

The Suzuki Swift has dominated the small car scene here in NZ for a few years now but its never really had much to offer genuine hot hatch fans. That may change in the future with the next-generation 2011 model.

There will be plenty of economy-focused, low-spec models to please the masses in the new Swift range, but to build some serious excitement for the launch Suzuki is preparing a pumped up 2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept to present at the Beijing Auto Show next year.

Apparently, it draws on inspiration from Suzuki’s line of GSX-R ‘superbikes’, the new Swift R Concept will feature an aggressive wide body kit wrapped around pumped up guards and fat tyres. The concept car has also been lowered with a custom sports suspension setup, with the camber adjusted to give it a more menacing stance.

No official specs have been released at this stage but power is expected to come from a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 135kW and it will send the power exclusively to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Look out for more info on the Swift R Concept when it debuts next year.

The Suzuki Swift has dominated the small car scene here in NZ for a few years now but its never really had much to offer genuine hot hatch fans. That may change in the future with the next-generation 2011 model.

There will be plenty of economy-focused, low-spec models to please the masses in the new Swift range, but to build some serious excitement for the launch Suzuki is preparing a pumped up 2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept to present at the Beijing Auto Show next year.

Apparently, it draws on inspiration from Suzuki’s line of GSX-R ‘superbikes’, the new Swift R Concept will feature an aggressive wide body kit wrapped around pumped up guards and fat tyres. The concept car has also been lowered with a custom sports suspension setup, with the camber adjusted to give it a more menacing stance.

No official specs have been released at this stage but power is expected to come from a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 135kW and it will send the power exclusively to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Look out for more info on the Swift R Concept when it debuts next year.

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