Suzuki has made a massive comeback in the last 2 years with the cute Suzuki Swift making a huge presence in the small car segment. However, apart from the swift, the Suzuki lineup has always left buyers short on choice. Until now. Suzuki is bringing out a new Sedan, the SX4 sedan is an additional variant to the SX4 hatchback.
The SX4 is the third model in Suzuki’s next-generation product line-up. Suzuki says it makes its car with the idea that a car should be fun to drive, a joy to use, and a pleasure to own.
The European-influenced styling cues of the SX4 Hatchback are also reflected in the sedan, which features a strong wedge shape and low rising waistline to project an active lifestyle look. Much like the Suzuki swift, the SX4’s interior is particularly spacious due to the use of Suzuki’s traditional high-roof; a core design attribute that gives passengers a higher seating position and a wider field of vision (whilst inherently giving the car a higher centre of gravity)
Suzuki has announced that in Europe the SX4 sedan will come standard with dual SRS airbags, three point ELR seatbelts and ABS with EBD. The suspension remains similar to the hatch while MacPherson struts and rear torsion beams maximise suspension performance.
The SX4 isn’t the worlds fastest sedan, equipped with an economical 1.6-litre VVT petrol engine, and is available with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle will form the basis of the SX4 sedan variant due for release in the Australian market in the third quarter of 2007.
If you can’t wait for the Suzuki SX4 Sedan, there is always the choice of the SX4 hatchback. The 2.0L AWD variant is priced from $24,390, the SX4 hatchback compliments Suzuki Australia’s exciting model line-up, including the Swift and Grand Vitara ranges.
Also on display is the latest iteration of Suzuki’s SX4 WRC challenger, which will enter two rounds on a test basis this year; the Rallye de France in October and the Rally GB in November. The Suzuki SX4 will then make its World Rally Championship debut in January 2008. Suzuki also announced intentions to create a Swift Sport Rally Cup in an effort to increase its motorsport activities.