Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R revealed

The Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R is a special edition hot hatchback with new exterior options

Suzuki unveiled a special-edition version of its Swift Sport at the 2013 Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC. Called the SZ-R, the car is mechanically identical to the existing model, meaning the 134bhp and 118lb ft of the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine remain unchanged, as do the 0-60mph time of 8.7sec and the top speed of 121mph. But the SZ-R carries a number of visual tweaks, with contrasting two-tone paint (the second tone carried on the roof and the door mirrors), floor mats as standard and some minor trim changes in the interior. It helps keep the Swift competitive against more customisable rivals from Mini and Renaultsport. The SZ-R is limited to 100 cars, each of which will be numbered inside. Suzuki will confirm the pricing of the machines in February, but it is expected to command no more than a £750 premium on the standard mk2 Swift Sport’s £13,499 asking price.

Review of the mk2 Suzuki Swift Sport here

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Most Popular

SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car
News

SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car

Over a decade after SSC last entered the record books, its Tuatara has claimed the title of world’s fastest production car
19 Oct 2020
Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble
Cupra

Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble

Is Cupra about to get hold of Audi’s brilliant five-cylinder petrol engine?
19 Oct 2020
Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot
Alpine

Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot

Heated-up Renaults but no A110 replacement for Alpine as it follows in Cupra and Abarth footsteps
21 Oct 2020
Car pictures of the week
Lotus Elise

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures, from issue 279, we look at the highlights from our lightweight sports car triple test
23 Oct 2020