As far as the interior is concerned, KATANA lettering on the steering wheel and seat bolsters will have to suffice along with the car’s number on the seatbacks. Red contrast stitching, Alcantara, and leather on the steering wheel are also featured, but we’re not impressed by the piano-black trim.
A good ol’ manual transmission and aluminum pedals are present, but what did you expect from the hottest Swift that Suzuki offers? Adjustable suspension and a strut bar, sports exhaust system, and black wheels round off the list of upgrades, and the Japanese automaker wants an eye-popping €28,999 for the limited-edition hot hatchback.
That’s in the ballpark of €4,000 more compared to the bone-stock Swift Sport, and that’s a lot considering the B-segment competition such as the Clio RS from Renault and Fiesta ST from Ford. Because it’s smaller than the two rivals mentioned beforehand, the Swift Sport also happens to be lighter than both of them at 1,045 kilograms (2,304 pounds).
Under the hood, you’ll find the 1.4-liter BoosterJet four-cylinder turbo with 140 PS (138 horsepower) and 230 Nm (170 pound-feet) of torque. These figures are nothing to write home about, but do remember the Swift Sport Katana is light on its feet. Given these circumstances, carving corners is the main attribute of the Japanese interloper.
Elsewhere in the range, the Swift can be had with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine or a 1.2 with or without mild-hybrid assistance. In some markets, all-wheel drive is also available.