Hatchback Of The Year 2012, Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6
Suzuki here had a winner even before the car was launched locally – just look at the success of the first generation Suzuki Swift Sport
. This hatchback retains the old school charm of a “powerful engine in a small body”, like the Honda Civic, Daihatsu Charade GTTi and the Suzuki Swift GTI of yesteryear.
They just don’t build cars like these anymore, the sort that are within a boyracer’s budget. The Suzuki Swift Sport pays quiet homage to the hot hatches of yesteryear with its nippy handling, modern equipment list and a hip design.
Kudos to Suzuki for keeping the spirit of the early Swift GTI alive with the Suzuki Swift Sport!