Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Suzuki Press | posted March 06, 2013 14:48
Featuring Suzuki ALLGRIP 4WD system
The next generation Suzuki SX4 Crossover just made its world debut at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show. This C-segment crossover from Suzuki is the production model based on the S-Cross concept that was first previewed during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Suzuki thought bigger on this model while still applying their extensive experience in compact cars to create the SX4, the brand's compact sports utility vehicle. The crossover measures a tad bigger than the current SX4 with a dimension of 4,300mm x 1,765mm x 1575mm(LxWxH) and a wheelbase measuring 2,600mm which is 100mm longer than the current model.
It features Suzuki's next-generation 4WD system called ALLGRIP that gives better performance on various surfaces while ensuring safety diverse driving conditions.
It is offered in either a M16A based 1.6-liter petrol engine or a turbocharged(VGT) 1.6-liter diesel engine. Shifting between gears will be via a five-speed manual transmission for the petrol engine while a six-speed manual transmission for the diesel variant for optimum fuel economy. A continuously variable transmission(CVT) with seven-speed manual mode will also be available as an option.
Suzuki adds a touch of refinement to it by including chrome accents, LED daytime running lights, and a two part rear combination lamp. The company also claims to have the largest opening sunroof with the SX4 crossover's double sliding glass sunroof.
The Suzuki SX4 Crossover will be built in Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary which will serve as one of the brand's more important manufacturing base for global vehicle models.