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Suzuki Swift review – a lively, tech-laden supermini - Design

The regular Swift and the Swift Sport share many attributes, but the hot hatch fails to live up to expectations

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  • Comfortable, feels light, the regular model and the Sport are both surprisingly quick
  • Not a car that enjoys being driven too hard (a real problem for the Sport), the Sport’s steering is off-putting


The new Suzuki Swift has some of the same happy and jolly aesthetic characteristics as its predecessors, so it’s recognisably a Swift. Its hidden rear-door handle does a good job of trying to make it look like a three-door hatch, too, but in profile the slightly-too-long passenger compartment and wheelbase betray its more practical side.

The Swift Sport is significantly different. There’s a bespoke front end with a far bigger grille, a new rear bumper to make room for the twin exhaust pipes, and bigger diamond-cut alloys. The new bodywork makes it look far more aggressive, but the wider and more prominent bumpers do give the impression that the track and wheelbase is a little too small for the body.

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