Suzuki planning a WRX rival?Enlarge Photo
According to a report from Cars Guide, a “SX4 Sport” could form the basis for a performance model derived from the WRC car, with an engine and performance mods to firmly take on the iconic WRX. The WRC car gets a 235kW (320hp) engine and weighs only 1230kg, however, a production model could be in the 160kW (215hp) range along with large diameter brakes, hard sports suspension, and a matching bodykit. The report claims that handling could be tuned by none other than rally champion Nobuhiro Tajima, who could give the car a realistic rally feel.
So far, the SX4 Sport remains a rumor, however, the Suzuki Swift got a sweet handling sport model so it makes sense for Suzuki to continue expanding the range.