The first generation Suzuki SX4 was initially launched in Japan on December 1, 2005. A year after, it was introduced internationally at the Geneva International Motor Show. The trendy crossover came with the following engine options: a 1.5-liter gas engine, a 1.6-liter VVT gas unit, and a 1.9-liter DDIS engine.
In 2007, a sedan version was released at the New York International Auto Show as a replacement for the Suzuki Aerio and the Suzuki Forenza.
The second-generation Suzuki SX4, also marketed as the Suzuki S-Cross, was revealed at the Geneva International Auto Show in 2013. It featured a bigger exterior and interior offered in many engine options worldwide.
In the Philippines, the Suzuki SX4 Aero was made available in 2010 as the demand for efficient crossover arose.
The Suzuki SX4 measures 4,150mm long, 1,755mm wide, and 1,605mm tall. It features a dynamic and contemporary styling that stands out on the road. Exterior highlights include the mesh-type grille with the legendary Japanese carmaker’s logo, wide pair of headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights, sculpted body-colored front and rear bumpers, power side mirrors with heating function, sturdy roof rack rails, black overfenders, petal-shaped taillights, a rear wiper with intermittent function, a third brake light, side skirts, and a rear antenna. Completing the sporty look of the Suzuki SX4 is a set of fully-covered 16-inch steel wheels.
The Suzuki SX4 offers a spacious cabin courtesy of its 2,600mm wheelbase. Notable interior features include power windows, three-spoke steering wheel, an LED back-lit instrument panel, a trip computer, fold-away armrests at the front, 60/40 split-folding seats at the rear with heater vent, air conditioning system with pollen filter, and a 253-liter of cargo space that extends to 992-liters when the rear seats are up.
Technology & Safety Features
The Suzuki SX4 is fitted with an AM/FM, MP3, CD with an auxiliary jack, and Sirius XM capability for entertainment.
In terms of safety, the Suzuki SX4 is built with electronic stability control, Bosch four-wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, a generous number of airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, and rear child seat anchors.
Platform & Chassis
The Suzuki SX4 is built with a crossover suspension featuring MacPherson struts. The crossover is fitted with standard anti-lock brakes on all four wheels.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Suzuki SX4 is a front-engine, four-wheel-drive crossover. It runs using a 1600cc 16-valve DOHC M16A engine with VVT. It is mated with a four-speed gate-type automatic transmission that emits 110 horsepower with 150 Newton meters of torque.