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The New Suzuki SX4 (Australia)

February 15th, 2010

Suzuki has launched a new SX4 line-up, delivering more power, more fuel efficiency, more safety and more creature comforts.

An evolution of one of 2007’s groundbreaking cars, the new SX4 range adds real customer benefits including a more powerful, fuel efficient engine, a new six-speed manual transmission, new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and ESP® stability control across the range.

“SX4 set a new vision for small crossover vehicles when it launched and the updated version continues to stamp Suzuki as a significant player in the local industry,” said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers.

“The update guarantees the new SX4 will offer small car customers a value-packed choice combining performance, efficiency and Suzuki’s legendary reliability.”

An excellent combination of style, space, high driving position, practicality, and fuel economy makes the new SX4 compulsory driving for any customer considering a quality small car.

And its sturdy, eye-catching exterior styling shows that it’s an urban warrior with a strong sense of fun.

A small turning radius, well matched gear ratios, a highly rigid body structure, and suspension tuned for the road make for a nimble, fun driving experience.But the SX4 hatchback is not just fun in the city; it can handle the great outdoors, too. With two-wheel drive and an optional intelligent All-Wheel Drive (i-AWD) system, the SX4 hatchback caters to every lifestyle and is one of the most affordable all-wheel-drive (AWD) cars on the road.

The i-AWD system allows the driver to switch from 2WD mode to 4WD auto mode or 4WD lock mode at the press of a switch, so the enhanced grip on rough terrain is achieved without sacrificing low fuel consumption in the city or on a long run.

The raft of changes for the 2010 range begins under the bonnet, with the inclusion of a new J20B 2.0-litre four cylinder engine. Boasting variable valve timing, the new engine sees power increase 5 per cent to 112kW and torque rise 3 per cent to 190Nm.

The introduction of a new six-speed manual transmission has contributed to improve economy by 11 per cent to 7.3 litres per 100 km, with emissions dropping 12 per cent to 170 grams CO2 per km.

The optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has improved economy on the superseded automatic version by 16 per cent to 7.6 litres per 100 km, with emissions dropping 17 per cent to 178 g/km.

Safety levels have also risen with the inclusion of Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) on every model, while rear disc brakes are now standard on the sedan.

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