Published on May 21st, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Suzuki Swift Sport Enters Singapore Market
How does RM340k for a manual, turbocharged mild-hybrid hatchback sound?
Following its launch in Malaysia not too long ago, the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport has now reached Singaporean shores with a hefty price tag of S$109,900 (RM342,102) including COE.
The main difference between our Swift Sport and the one our southern neighbour gets lies under the bonnet, where in Singapore, the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine is mated to a 48-volt Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) mild-hybrid system. This setup produces 127 hp at 5,500 rpm and 235 Nm from 2,000 to 3,000 rpm.
Not only that, Swift Sport buyers in Singapore also get to row their own gears as the six-speed manual is the sole transmission option available with the hatch. This translates to a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 9.1 seconds and a claimed fuel consumption of 21.2 km/l.
Despite the additional 13.6 hp and 53 Nm provided by the mild-hybrid system, the Swift Sport sold in Singapore is actually less powerful than its Malaysian counterpart, which boasts 138 hp. While ours has lower torque (230 Nm), the six-speed automatic gearbox helps it complete the century sprint a full second faster.
Elsewhere, the Singapore-spec Swift Sport gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a D-shaped leather steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, and a 7-inch audio interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The hatchback is also equipped with Suzuki Safety Support suite of safety and driver assistance systems that include Lane Departure Alert, Weaving Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.
In conjunction with the launch, Suzuki Singapore is partnering with French lubricant company Motul to offer a limited number of Swift Sport owners in the country a complimentary upgrade to Motul’s engine oil for an entire year when servicing their car at authorised service centres.
Motul and Suzuki have enjoyed a global partnership spanning over 30 years, and this tradition continues into Asia, as Motul partners with Suzuki Singapore to launch the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport, which features mild hybrid technology and a full sport package designed to deliver maximum fun and performance. Built for drivers, this car focuses on a sporty driving experience, alongside an affordable price point giving wider audiences access to pure performance.
This exclusive partnership formed with Champion Motors, the distributor of Suzuki cars in Singapore, highlights Motul’s continued dedication to the automotive sector in Asia by working with like-minded distributors and retailers across the region focused on enhancing driver experience.
Although small in size, the Suzuki Swift Sport punches well above its weight with the highest torque output compared to any of its competitors. Its dynamic 1.4 turbo engine aims at providing the drivers a sporty experience and excellent efficiency, featuring a mild hybrid system. This is where Motul will play its biggest role, giving engine enhancing performance and the lubrication needed to operate at maximum efficiency in the Suzuki Swift Sport’s hybrid engine.
To celebrate this partnership with Suzuki, Motul will be offering a limited number of Singapore’s Suzuki Swift Sport owners a complimentary upgrade to Motul’s engine oil for an entire year when servicing their car with Suzuki Singapore. Motul’s engine oil delivers several key benefits, including reduction of internal friction, excellent engine cleanliness and superb oil film strength to give a welcomed boost of performance. Using Motul’s engine oil for the new Suzuki Swift Sport Model will undoubtedly optimize the driving experience.
To demonstrate this performance, the Suzuki Swift Sport launch event in partnership with Motul was held at the end of April on the Kranji Karting Circuit (KF-1) in Singapore. Media were given the opportunity to test drive and experience the Suzuki Swift Sport enhanced with Motul lubricant, as the “hot hatch” made its debut in Singapore.
Motul and Suzuki have a long history of success together in motorsport. In 2020, Suzuki Italy in partnership with Motul became the first-ever hybrid rally entry in Europe with the Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid R1 Rally. It was an immediate victory in the Italian Rally Championship, taking victories in both events it has entered thus far.
Besides racing, Motul and Suzuki also work to strengthen their global business partnership strategies. In 2018, Suzuki announced that Motul would provide oil for every Suzuki product in the United Kingdom. Suzuki Italy and Spain also provide exclusive aftersales fill to all their respective markets. This network extension will be an area of priority for Motul in Asia, as Motul Asia Pacific continues to deepen its relationship with the Suzuki aftersales network across the region.