JAPANESE manufacturer Suzuki has confirmed that the new SX4, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will be available after the summer.
Suzuki has created the new SX4 by uniting its compact-car know-how with technologies honed for sport utility vehicles.
As a result, the model can offer great driving enjoyment and versatile family usage in a wide range of situations, say the manufacturers.
The new SX4’s design embodies three key themes: emotion, quality and aerodynamics.
Aerodynamics which improve fuel economy, a bold, characteristic crossover shape, dynamic lines and numerous sophisticated touches all combine to create a highly distinctive look, says Suzuki.
The interior design of the SX4 presents an integrated instrument panel with soft, padded surface and items with high-quality silver decorations that form sporty accents.
A spacious, airy cabin and a generously sized luggage area ensure convenience and comfort.
The panoramic sunroof is a world first, says Suzuki, consisting of two sliding glass panels (one in front of the other).
The new SX4 comes with two engine options: 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine has an updated design for torquey performance across the rev range. Weight savings in the engine and related parts help to realise superior fuel economy together with high output and torque.
Meanwhile, the newly adopted 1.6-litre diesel engine has a variable-geometry turbocharger (VGT).
The VGT gives optimal forced induction by controlling the flow of exhaust gases in accordance with the engine speed, thereby helping to realise high torque, low fuel consumption and low emissions of particulate matter.
Transmission systems designed for the new SX4 help to improve performance and fuel economy.
Built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary, the new SX4 will be available after summer from €17,495.