Suzuki unveiled its new production-ready Suzuki SX4 Crossover at this year’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Boasting some clever new features, we turn our Friday Focus to delve more in depth into Suzuki’s premium new crossover SUV.
Don’t get it confused with the current SX4 though. The SX4 Crossover follows on from the S-Cross concept first seen at the Paris Show in 2012 and will sit above the current off-road focused Suzuki – meaning more practicality thanks to a 430-litre boot, but retaining stunning on-road and off-road performance.
This comes courtesy of either a 1.6 petrol or 1.6 turbodiesel engine. There are no official details on performance yet – that should be released closer to when the car eventually goes on sale – but expect the 120hp output and already impressive efficiency of 45.6mpg combined with 141g/km CO2 emissions to be improved.
Stop-start will be available, further reducing your fuel and road tax bills – the two-wheel drive diesel manual version will be the most frugal, returning an amazingly low 110g/km CO2 emissions. That means free road tax for the first year, and just £20 every year after.
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP intelligent four-wheel drive system will also help performance, giving loads of grip – especially in the wet – to ensure sure-footed, secure handling, but only sending drive to the front wheels under normal driving to improve fuel economy.
Don’t expect that to affect its off-road performance though. Boasting decent ground clearance, the SX4 Crossover will fire up all four wheels if it detects any wheel spin, dragging you out of the sticky (although likely slippy) situation you’re in.
It’s a sleek looking thing too, with nice proportions, funky features and sharp lines. This is a Suzuki that will certainly cut a dash wherever you go.
That’s reflected on the inside, with plenty of light flooding the cabin, giving a nice airy ambience. There’s plenty of space, too – in fact, along with the luggage capacity, passenger room will be class-leading when the Suzuki SX4 Crossover eventually hits Great Britain.
It’s unsure exactly when the Suzuki SX4 Crossover will go on sale in the UK, but expect it to hit the market sometime this year. And as always with Suzuki, expect great value for money, too.
Pricing for the car is expected to be highly value-focused, starting from around £15,000 – T W White & Sons will bring you all the latest information on the upcoming Suzuki SX4 Crossover.
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