Suzuki SX4

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The Suzuki SX4 is a compact car developed by Japanese and Italian automakers Suzuki and Fiat and produced since 2006. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign studio, the SX4 replaces the Aerio (some markets called Liana). Although originally intended solely for the European market, the SX4 is sold in Japan, India, South America, Australia, South Africa as well as North America. It was introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and is manufactured at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary, as well as in Japan. An expected 60,000 units will be produced — 2/3 to be sold by Suzuki and 1/3 by Fiat, badged as the Sedici.

Base engines are the 1.5-litre gasoline unit identical to the one used in the Swift, the new 1.6-litre VVT seen in the new Grand Vitara and a 107 PS (79 kW), 1.6-litre DDIS — along with the Fiat diesel engine with a maximum output of 120 PS (88 kW) and maximum torque of 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf).

The SX4 was initially released as a five-door hatchback body style, marketed as the SX4 Crossover. A sedan model, marketed as the SX4 Sport, debuted at the 2007 New York Auto Show and has been released in Japan, India and a few Eastern European markets. It replaced the Suzuki Aerio sedan and also the Daewoo-based Suzuki Forenza sedan and station wagon. [2]

The North American-market model arrived in 2006 as a 2007 model year as Suzuki’s entry-level AWD vehicle. Differences from the European model are the offering of AWD as standard (2WD only available in Canada and China AWD is optional in Canada) and a single 2.0 L 143 hp (107 kW) inline-4 gasoline engine.

The US base price (model year 2008) for the 5-door hatchback (marketed in the US as the SX4 Crossover) includes intelligent All Wheel Drive (iAWD), power door locks, power windows, power mirrors, CD player with MP3 capability and keyless entry. Suzuki is also offering anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control), fog lights, and an advanced key in a Touring package starting at MSRP US $16,870. For the 2009 model year, Suzuki will equip all its SX4 sedans with standard GPS navigation systems, manufactured by Garmin; complete with Bluetooth, weather, and a gas station locator. [1]

The US-market SX4 sedan (marketed as the SX4 Sport) is only available in front-wheel drive(FWD). Except for the absence of iAWD, the option packages for the SX4 Sport closely match those available for the SX4 Crossover.

Both the 1.6 liter FWD hatchback[3] and 1.6 liter FWD sedan models[4] are available in Malaysia, fully imported from Japan.

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