With the launch of the all-new Swift in other markets, we've heard rumors that Suzuki will eventually bring the small hatchback back to North America, and if this concept makes it to production, we'll really be crossing our fingers.
Revealed well ahead of its planned official debut at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, the Suzuki Swift R Concept takes inspiration from (where else) the GSX-R bikes. It sports an aggressive body kit, big fender flares and some larger and wider tires. To go along with there there's a custom suspension.
No official engine specs have been released, but the Swift R is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder making around 180-hp. Better yet, this little front-driver hot-hatch is also expected to get a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission – just one of the many ways Suzuki is benefiting from it's tie-up with Volkswagen.
We'll be sure to bring you more on this hot-hatch when we get it, but with the Beijing Auto Show not until April of next year, we'll be waiting a while.
More: Suzuki Swift R Concept Revealed Ahead of Beijing Auto Show on AutoGuide.com