Geneva 2011: Suzuki S-Concept

- Preview of new Swift hot hatch - Beefy body kit and alloy wheels - Power expected to come from 1.6-litre engine

This is the closest we've got to the next hot hatch version of the Suzuki Swift - the S-Concept. The Japanese firm has remained tight-lipped about exactly what's powering its next pocket rocket, but if the production version looks anything like this, it's sure to be a hit.

What's all the fuss about?

The previous Suzuki Swift Sport was renowned for its big thrills on a budget, and the S-Concept suggests that the new version will be more of the same. It features swelled wheelarches, a large boot spoiler and air intakes at the rear of the new side skirts.

Anything that stands out?

The muscular looks and the bright yellow paintwork of the show car are the main things. The S-Concept certainly looks the business, though the final production version may be a little more sedate.

There's no word on the engine or performance figures just yet, but power is expected to come from an updated version of the 1.6-litre engine that powered the outgoing Swift Sport. More of the same wouldn't go amiss.

Estimated release date: 2012

Estimated cost: £15,000

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