The new Suzuki Swift Sport will have a turbocharged engine, according to Autocar

One of the last hot hatchbacks to use a naturally aspirated engine is about to drop it in favor of a turbocharged unit. This is what Autocar has reported about the seventh generation Suzuki Swift, which we have revealed in March. According to the British magazine, the 1.6 M16A powerplant used by the Swift Sport, which produced 104 kW, will be replaced by the 1.4 Boosterjet engine already used by the Vitara, but with an increased output.

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And this is not all that will interfere with the new hot hatch performance. According to Autocar, the new Swift Sport will weigh less than 1,000 kg. The current one weighs 1,065 kg. Summing up, we will get a lighter and more powerful hatchback when it is released by the middle of 2016.

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The base Swift will also get a turbocharged engine: the 1.0 3-cylinder that is already being used by the new Baleno. When it relates to lowering carbon emissions and keeping or improving performance, there is a point in which you can no longer avoid forced induction. And, apparently, Suzuki has reached it.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.