Is This Suzuki's New Power-packed Hatchback?

BY Joel Tam

Suzuki Motor Corporation is exhibiting a new concept car named the Suzuki Swift S Concept at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show. Take a close look as this may well be the next Swift Sport.

The Suzuki Swift S Concept is based on the new Swift, which Suzuki began marketing in Europe in autumn 2010. In line with Suzuki's brand philosophy of delivering excitement, its overall development concept was to create a stylish sport compact with premium performance. A "more sporty and exciting" design theme is reflected by a stylish look.

Powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine like the current-generation Swift Sport, the production car will likely be mated to a six-speed manual transmission unique to the S-Concept and not currently found in either the current Swift Sport or the all-new Swift hatch.

The new yellow leather Recaro sports seats are simply gorgeous, as is the leather sports steering wheel and gearstick. Metallic pedals and piano black dashboard surfaces add to the sleek and sporty finish of the interior.