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2010-02-17 13:13
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Suzuki
Model SX4
Engine J20B
Power 112kW @ 6 200r/min
Torque 190Nn @ 4 000r/min
Transmission Six-speed manual/CVT
Front Suspension MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension Torsion beam
Service Intervals 15 000km
Service Plan 6 year/90 000km
Warranty 3 year/ 100 000 km
Price R209 500/ R224 500/ R229 500
Suzuki continues to garner success since its reintroduction to South Africa in 2008 and the SX4 has enjoys a healthy following with just over 1 960 models sold since its launch in June of the same year.

The Japanese manufacturer has updated its SX4 range with the addition of an all-wheel drive version offering electronic selection for a variety of driving conditions, as well as the benefit of a raised ride height.

Suzuki has added an improved 2.0-litre engine across the SX4 range, with power output increased from 107 kW to 112 kW.

The updated Suzuki SX4 sports a fresh new look brought on by a revised mesh grille and comes equipped with new 16-inch alloy wheels. The AWD model features a new rear spoiler.



Suzuki SX4 2.0 FWD

The SX4 front-wheel drive derivative is available with the a choice of a new six-speed manual gearbox, or with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that replaces the four-speed automatic gearbox previously used.

The CVT delivers seamless performance, while offering the option of sporty paddle shifts for those who want to feel more in control.

Standard specification for the updated SX4 includes integrated switches on the steering wheel, while audio and cruise control systems are now illuminated for improved visibility.

The SX4 sports a new instrument cluster incorporating a multi-function display that cycles a digital clock, outside temperature gauge, fuel consumption gauge and a driving range indicator at the push of a button. CVT-equipped models also feature a gear indicator.



Suzuki SX4 2.0 AWD

The headline attraction of the updated SX4 range is undoubtedly the new all-wheel drive (AWD) addition to the line-up. The newcomer provides the SX4 with genuine all-terrain ability.

Suzuki's intelligent All-Wheel Drive (i-AWD) system normally operates in front-wheel drive mode for optimal performance and fuel consumption.

Drivers can activate the 4WD auto mode when driving on unpredictable roads with varying surfaces, while the 4WD Lock mode affords even greater control and maximum traction.

While driving the SX4 across the dodgy back roads of Hekpoort in Gauteng, the new AWD mode proved it was capable of taking on the challenges of ruts, potholes and the occasional mud slick.

The SX4 AWD derivative is only available with the new six-speed manual gearbox. It benefits from the addition of an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).

The standard equipment package matches that of the front-wheel drive SX4 derivatives.

Pricing

Suzuki SX4 2.0 Manual            R209 500
Suzuki SX4 2.0 CVT                R224 500
Suzuki SX4 2.0 AWD Manual    R229 500


Prices include a standard six-year/90 000 km service plan, three-year/100 000 km warranty and three-year roadside assistance.



 

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