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2016 Suzuki S-Cross

2016 Suzuki S-Cross

A massive update that brings the goods

Suzuki first launched the SX4 in 2006, offering the affordable compact in both a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan body style. Then in October of 2013, the Japanese brand decided to revamp the nameplate for the second-generation changeover, ushering in the five-door SportBack model and creating Suzuki’s first-ever C-segment crossover. But now, the SX4 is need of an update, and with that in mind, Suzuki has released a face-lifted iteration for the 2016 model year. Included with the refresh is a styling overhaul, loads of infotainment gear, and a broad portfolio of gas and diesel engine options.

Unfortunately, Suzuki said it was discontinuing U.S. sales back in 2012, but the automaker continues to perform well internationally, especially with regards to the SX4. Also known as the Maruti in select Asian markets, the SX4 is one of the automaker’s most important models.

So what did Suzuki do to keep this compact crossover feeling fresh? Read on for the details.

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2014 Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

2014 Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Maruti Suzuki’s billing as the largest car maker in India comes with some responsibilities, one of which is releasing vehicles that will help the company keep its place in the said pecking order.

Well, the company took a big step in that direction with the unveiling of the new SX4 S-Cross crossover. Looking a lot like the Suzuki Grand Vitara, the SX4 S-Cross is being tipped as a worthy entrant into the burgeoning crossover market in India.

As far as credentials go, the Maruti-Suzuki carries a whole lot of it and its betting on the SX4 S-Cross to be able to carve a niche for itself once it goes on sale in the country in the not-so-distant future. The crossover is being tipped to carry a 1.6-liter gas engine that’s capable of producing 120 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque. It’s not exactly all-conquering numbers but given the choices you have in the Indian market, that’s more than enough to be right up there in class.

Likewise, the SX4 S-Cross is also expected to be have four-wheel drive capabilities with the engine mated to a six-speed transmission. And as far as safety goes, customers should feel good about the SX4 S-Cross after it received a 5-star Euro NCAP rating. In case you don’t know, those are the highest of marks a vehicle can get.

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2012 Suzuki S-Cross

2012 Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki has unveiled the new S-Cross Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. This concept is a preview version of the company’s next-generation C-segment crossover model - the replacement for the current SX4 crossover - set to arrive on the market in 2013.

The production version of the S-Cross will be built with the company’s slogan - "Way of Life!" - in mind and will focus on delivering exceptionally low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In fact, Suzuki has promised that it will be amongst the lowest CO2 emitting cars in the crossover C-segment.

The S-Cross concept features a specially created Crystal Green Metallic body color and not by accident. According to Suzuki, the image it evokes is one of "nature in the city and the city in nature" - yet another statement of the promised lowest CO2 emissions.

UPDATE 09/27/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the 2012 Suzuki S-Cross Concept.

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2014 Suzuki SX4

2014 Suzuki SX4

Launched back in 2006, the Suzuki SX4 has only been offered as a hatchback or a sedan. However, the second generation - set to arrive in 2013 - will include a new five-door SportBack version which will add a bit more sportiness to the car.

The new Sportback SX4 has been caught testing for the first time, and it seems Suzuki has decided to heavily camouflage the prototype in order to keep us from learning anything new about the upcoming model. Still, it is pretty clear that the next SX4 will be heavily influenced by the look of the Kizashi sedan, while the interior will receive a series of new technologies.

As for the engine line-up, expect to see a choice of smaller engines, with the top version receiving a 2.0 liter four-cylinder with an output of about 150 HP. Suzuki will offer both front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, plus a choice of manual or CVT transmissions.

Updated 09/04/2012: The upcoming Suzuki SX4 has been caught testing one more time, and now it reveals some more details, especially at the back.

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2010 Suzuki SX4 Hybrid

2010 Suzuki SX4 Hybrid

The latest “big thing” in automotive industry is represented by the green vehicles and every respectable manufacturer tries to develop new technologies.

Suzuki is also working hard to keep it up with today’s trends and for the moment the hybrid and electric technologies are its priority.

One of the latest concepts used to showcase the advances made with the green technologies is theSX4 Hybrid. The SX4 was a smart choice, as its one of the most popular models in Suzuki’s lineup. The standard model is seen with pretty good eyes by the public, being already one of the most efficient fuel powered cars in its class.

For the moment, Suzuki didn’t make any announcements about a possible production version of its concept. Though, an SX4 Hybrid would make a lot of sense and if it’s priced right it could prove to be another wining card for the company.

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2011 Suzuki SX4 SZ-L

2011 Suzuki SX4 SZ-L

Suzuki UK has unveiled a special edition SX4 SZ-L especially for the UK market. This small crossover features a styling package that gives the exterior and the interior of the Suzuki a little extra. It will be offered in two colors - Silky Silver Pearl and Cosmic Black - and will be priced at £13,145. The new edition will go on sale this week, ready for the ‘60’ registration plate.

The SX4 SZ-L version will be distinguished by unique Gunmetal colored roof rails, a new front grille, alloy wheels, and front and rear skid plates. For the interior, the SX4 will receive a new style Alcantara trim in light gray plus a three spoke leather steering wheel with Gunmetal stitch detailing and six disc in-dash CD changer.

The SX4 SZ-L special edition will only be offered in two wheel drive format with 120PS 1.6-liter petrol engine and manual transmission. With a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 10.7 seconds, the SZ-L version will have a fuel consumption of 45.6mpg with emissions of 143g/km.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Suzuki SX4 SZ5

2010 Suzuki SX4 SZ5

Suzuki UK has announced the addition of a new SZ grade for the SX4 crossover. This will provide British customers with a choice of three ‘SZ’ grades and two engine options – one diesel and one petrol.

The Suzuki SX4 SZ5 is powered by a 2.0-liter DDiS engine that offers high power and a strong torque of 320Nm at just 1,500rpm. The 2.0-liter DDiS incorporates a water cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system which is deactivated during warm up to help reduce emissions and a closed coupled diesel particulate filter (DPF) which enables more effective emission purification.

The new SX4 is also offered with a new i-AWD switchable three-mode all-wheel drive system that allows the driver to select 4WD-Auto, 4WD-Lock, and 2WD modes to suit driving conditions, giving excellent traction on low grip surfaces.

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2010 Suzuki SX4

2010 Suzuki SX4

Forget the idea that Suzuki only makes dirt bikes and watercraft. The Suzuki SX4 is one of those high value products that are probably misunderstood for its size. Suzuki took the SX4 and gave it a complete makeover using high quality materials and tasteful styling to re-create a strong competitor in the sub compact class. Even a Yaris owner might think that the SX4 is a bit too small for them, but that all changes once you get into this little car with a big interior. It literally makes you forget that you are sitting in a sub-compact. Once you are behind the wheel of this small giant you also forget that you are driving a little car because of its 2.0 4 cylinder engine paired with Suzuki’s CVT 6 speed manual transmission.

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2008 Suzuki SX4t Crossover Concept

2008 Suzuki SX4t Crossover Concept

Due to the demand of auto enthusiasts Suzuki took in consideration the building of a sport version of its SX4 crossover called SX4t. The vehicle uses the same 2.0 liter engine as the standard version but upfitted with Road Race’s proprietary turbo kit which helps it deliver 221 hp, an important upgrade comparing to the engine’s stock 143 hp.

The Japanese manufacturer used the Road Race’s GRIP springs and 17” alloy wheels in order to keep the car better on the road. Suzuki also added a CarbonTrix carbon fiber hood, and provided the SX4’s roof and A, B, C and D pillars with a complimentary dark metallic gray finish. At the interior the vehicle received a sport steering wheel from a Suzuki Swift and SWT’s drilled pedal set but also a Rockford Fosgate audio system which includes an enhanced amp, speakers and subwoofer.

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2008 Suzuki SXForce

2008 Suzuki SXForce

American Suzuki Motor Corp. showcases four spirited and dynamic vehicles at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show, including its never-before-seen, sportbike-inspired SXForce LIVE vehicle based on the all-new 2008 four-door SX4 Sport.

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport

The all-new 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport is the automotive cousin to the SX4 Crossover and is designed to ease the day-in, day-out urban grind for its drivers. Sharing a common appeal for those who live a life consistent with Suzuki’s "Way of Life" brand philosophy, the four-door SX4 Sport and five-door SX4 Crossover seamlessly blend into varied driving conditions and environments.

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan

Suzuki today unveiled its all-new 2008 SX4 sedan in Geneva and plans to debut the North American version in New York next month. The SX4 Sedan has many attractive features including a particularly spacious interior thanks to the utilisation of Suzuki’s traditional high-roof design, one of Suzuki’s core attractions.

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2007 Suzuki RoadRace SX4

2007 Suzuki RoadRace SX4

Designed for ultimate street performance the street-tuned version of the sporty five-door SX4, Suzuki RoadRace SX4 is being built by Road Race Motorsports of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
For the engine they upgrade the car with a Road Race Motorsports SRI intake system, piggyback ECU controller, performance cat back exhaust and UD CNC pulley system. We don’t know dates about the performances obtained after the modification, but as a information the base SX4 use a 2 liters DOHC which develops (...)

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Cobra Suzuki SX4

Cobra Suzuki SX4

Exclusive accessories for the Suzuki SX4 are the latest additions to the extensive product line-up from Cobra Technology & Lifestyle.
To make the front of the Japanese Cross-Over from compact car and SUV even more striking Cobra Technology & Lifestyle offers a high-gloss stainless-steel front guard with a tube diameter of 60 millimeters. This accessory part successfully passed the crash test which is necessary to meet all current EG guidelines for pedestrian protection. The part, (...)

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2007 Suzuki SX4

2007 Suzuki SX4

American Suzuki Motor Corporation today debuted the all-new 2007 Suzuki SX4 compact sport X-over
(cross-over) hatchback in North America at the 2006 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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