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Suzuki Unveils 2014 SX4 Crossover


2014 Suzuki SX4 Crossover

The Suzuki S-Cross was firstly unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and now the Japanese car maker has showcased the production version of the S-Cross. The S-Cross production version is the 2014 Suzuki SX4, which happens to be the next generation version of the vehicle, which was originally developed by Fiat and Suzuki together. Suzuki hasn’t revealed much about the all new SX4 but it is expected to go on sale in the second half of this year, with an India entry likely by mid-2014. Maruti Suzuki is busy readying up a facelift for the current SX4.

The 2014 Suzuki SX4 looks like a crossover because it is one, just like the original SX4. However whether Maruti Suzuki will bring in the crossover version or the sedan version of the next gen SX4 is still unknown. We feel Maruti Suzuki will discontinue the current SX4 sometime early next year, considering the poor response it has got in the Indian market, replacing it with the SX4 Crossover as this segment is seeing a definite increase in demand. Last month Maruti Suzuki sold just 215 units of the SX4 in the Indian market.

2014 Maruti Suzuki SX4

The 2014 Suzuki SX4 measures 4.3-metres in length, having a wheelbase of 2600 mm (a 100 mm increase over the current model). The boot capacity is 430-litres and the SX4 has grown in all dimensions. The new SX4 gets a range of features including the world’s first double sunroof. The list of equipment includes engine auto start-stop system and steering mounted paddle shifts. Suzuki will offer the new SX4 with front-wheel and 4-wheel drive. The 4WD system might not make its way to India, considering the low demand for 4×4.

2014 Suzuki SX4 Interior

Powering the 2014 Suzuki SX4 is a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which is popularly known as M16A, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 1.6-litre diesel engine, which we suspect comes from Fiat (1.6-litre Multijet) is also offered on the new SX4. This oil burner is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox but Maruti Suzuki could give us the new SX4 with a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine, which does duty on the current car. A CVT gearbox will be offered as well and has manual mode with 7-gears. The SX4 Crossover if launched in India, will compete with the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.

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  • Baljinder

    Maruti totally changed the look of Sx4…….But still good

  • sidd

    near the headlamp cluster doesn’t look like a hole new model but rather a good facelift

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Sidd, its an all new model.

  • Swift

    I guess SX4 can do good volume in India if Maruti launches it with this interior, similar to this 2014 crossover.

  • Rajan

    Looks really good. Headlight treatment is good. This if brought to India with right price tag can do wonders.

  • Srinath

    Love that dashboard. Just hope its all screwed together well by the time it comes to India.

  • Makarand,Pune

    They should launch it in India .It defenitely has a potential .Even in sedan car version also but at right price tag and good fuel economy engine as that was the major reason it lost the race with Honda City.

  • palash

    Thank god, Suzuki did some work on the exteriors, i was guessing that they would present a re-badge Fiat Sedici!

  • palash

    Also the central console’s basic shape resembles to that of i20′s!

  • kedar

    This is something all new from Suzuki after so many year in this segment and they did fantastic job. I loved interiors.

  • sandy

    I feel this stuff is more then 4 meter, a bit longer then Ertiga. Or should I expect this as sizable as Fiat Bravo hatchback. Ground clearance seems to be 195mm from pictures. Maybe for India, they may go for 200mm. Although its an adequate package, but I don’t think this one would make it to our land at this stage. It would be among the costly item from Suzuki stable.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Sandy, its 4.3-metres in length and shouldn’t be costly since localization levels will be very high.