2014 Suzuki SX4 Compact Crossover review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 13 July 2013 , 02:07:35 byDan

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Suzuki SX4 Compact Crossover

We had the opportunity to see the final production version of the Suzuki SX4 earlier this year, in March during the Geneva Motor Show. In only a couple of months the new generation of the model will be available in showrooms all across Europe before the end of September. In the photo gallery below you will have the opportunity to see the some fresh photos of the model. The carmaker also offered us the opportunity to find out several more details on the output and fuel economy of the model. The model has a more mature replacement now and it had moved up a category, from the B- subcompact to the C-segment compact eyeing to compete against established mainstream rivals like the Nissan Qashqai, which according to the carmaker it will soon be released as well, according to the carmaker. The new model is 160 mm longer in comparison to the SX4 which is 4.300 mm long. It is also 10 mm wider and 10 mm taller. The crossover rides on a 100 mm longer wheelbase promising to offer much improvement room for passengers, but also for the luggage. It now has 430 liters in comparison to the 270 liters it had before.

The model has an all-wheel drive system with four driver-selectable modes called auto, sport, snow and lock. All these will be available in conjunction with two engine options. The first one implies a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel capable of generating 118 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have also offered a 6-speed manual and standard start-stop system. In terms of fuel consumption the model will use 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 km and the CO2 emissions register 110 g/km on the combined cycle. The second option is a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated petrol capable of producing 118 horsepower and only 156 Nm of torque. There is a 5-speed manual transmission that will send the output to the wheels. The fuel consumption is 5.4-liters per 100 km.