2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review


Decades from now, people are going to look back on this era as a golden age for hot hatches. What else could you call a time when the Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS 200 and Peugeot 208 GTi exist simultaneously?

Another contender quietly plying its trade in this end of tiny town is the Suzuki Swift Sport, a much-lauded pocket rocket that offers the purity — not much power, but even less weight — of yesteryear in that familiar cute, well-proportioned package.

Thing is, the Suzuki Swift Sport as you see it here has been around in this generation for about four years, unchanged but for some running tweaks to the specification (the new Navigator tag denotes the fitment of sat-nav). Does this throwback compete with the modern breed? We thought it worth a re-visit.

The Swift Sport kicks off from $24,490 plus on-road costs, climbing to $26,490 for the CVT version with paddles. This undercuts the three-door Fiesta STmanual ($25,990), five-door Polo GTI (manual $27,490, DSG $29,990) and five-door Clio RS 200 auto ($30,000). Read more...

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14 Feb 2017


By Mike Costello