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2010 MODEL SX4: A SPORT X-OVER FOR ALL SEASONS

  • Bold but refined combination of SUV and passenger car
  • Revised model for 2010 with minor exterior styling and interior changes
  • New ‘SZ’ Grading structure in line with other Suzuki models; SZ3, SZ4 and SZ5 4X4
  • 2WD models on sale now, SZ5 4x4 petrol version to follow in April
  • 4x4 has intelligent all-wheel drive technology with three modes – 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock
  • New 1.6 VVT Euro 5 petrol engine and 1.6 DDiS diesel available
  • 1.6-litre petrol offers 10 per cent more power, 10 per cent lower fuel consumption and 12 per cent fewer emissions – now 143g/km
  • DDiS model now has emissions of 129g/km with combined fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg
  • On-the-road prices from £11,640
  • UK sales to date of 15,100 units since launch in mid 2006

Suzuki’s SX4 is a distinctive five-door hatchback that blends the characteristics of sporty compacts exemplified by the Swift, with those of lightweight SUVs such as the Grand Vitara, to create an exciting small car alternative. The popular model has been revised for 2010 with numerous styling and interior changes as well as an introduction of a cleaner and more powerful 1.6-litre petrol engine.

The resulting ‘sport X-over’ combines responsive driving dynamics, 4x4 capability, high levels of practicality and styling that suggests a freestyle approach to life.

The UK line-up offers two engine options – one diesel and one petrol. A new 120PS 1.6 litre VVT petrol engine is available in either SZ3 or SZ4 2WD (front-wheel drive) format or as a 4x4 SZ5 model with selectable/automatic four-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre DDiS will be available in SZ4 trim from April 2010, together with the SZ5 4X4 petrol.

Model

Price OTR

Insurance Group

1.6 SZ3 5-speed manual

£11,640

6

1.6 SZ4 5-speed manual

£12,255

6

1.6 SZ4 automatic transmission

£13,280

6

The Suzuki SX4 is styled to look good in any setting. Fusing the dynamism of SUVs with the elegance of passenger cars gives poise and presence beyond the model’s compact size. The 2010 model features a redesigned front bumper and grill together with new design 16-inch alloy wheels for SZ4 and SZ5 models.

Three model grades are available: SZ3; SZ4 and SZ5 which is available for the 4x4 petrol model. All models have a bold SUV appearance with wheel arch extensions, side under protection mouldings and front and rear skid plates.

For the interior, the lower centre dashboard panel has been revised and incorporates a new display; housing the audio, air conditioning and other controls. On SZ4 models the large dials of the fully automatic air conditioning have ring lights, which make them easier to see and use, while adding to the overall refined quality. The new design instrument cluster incorporates a driver information display for average and instantaneous fuel consumption, fuel range and outside temperature. The steering wheel audio controls are now illuminated for added convenience.

On board refinement and comfort is enhanced in the latest model with the fitment of cushioned armrests in the doors; additional sound insulation throughout the cabin together with new design carpets; all helping lower NVH levels.

On the outside; a larger engine under shield cover together with improved transmission damping and increased rigidity of body parts have also been incorporated.

Specification

SX4 is well equipped as standard with the SZ3 model offering six airbags; remote central locking with deadlocks, air conditioning, MP3 / WMA compatible CD tuner with eight speakers, four electric windows, driver information display and illuminated steering wheel mounted audio controls.

The SZ4 model adds fog lamps; 16-inch alloy wheels, side body protection and heated door mirrors. Petrol engine SZ4 models have an even higher specification with keyless entry and start; dashboard centre speaker and automatic air conditioning.

On sale in April, the top of the range SZ5 model adds i- AWD (intelligent – All-Wheel Drive), MP3 / WMA compatible six CD changer and rear privacy glass, 

Pure driving exhilaration

  • 1.6 litre petrol and 1.6 litre diesel units

The Suzuki SX4 was engineered from the outset to offer all-wheel drive capability, yet still deliver sharp, dynamic performance. The inherent qualities of sporty hatchbacks are evident in the car’s responsiveness and comfortable long-distance travel, while Suzuki’s extensive experience in 4WD technology delivers all-wheel traction that is more than adequate for everyday situations.

The revised 1.6-litre Euro 5 compliant petrol engine features drive by wire throttle control, a new variable valve timing and variable intake system for enhanced driveability and response. It powers the 2WD models with manual transmission from nought to 62 mph in 10.7 seconds – 11.5 seconds for the 4x4 model. In combined cycle driving, the 2WD manual models return 45.6mpg, a 10 per cent improvement over the previous engine, while the 4x4 is only slightly behind, returning 43.5mpg, a very respectable figure for a petrol-powered 4x4.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine has a new cylinder head and block which offer improved cooling performance and improved ‘knock’ or detonation control limits; the higher power output (120PS vs 107PS) over the previous engine has been achieved by extending the intake and exhaust valve lift with variable valve timing and utilising a variable inlet manifold.

The variable intake system is similar to that used in the Grand Vitara 2.4-litre engine in which rotary valves in the intake manifold change the length of the intake ports according to engine speed. The result is improved intake efficiency throughout the rev range.

The 1.6-litre DDiS engine, sourced from Peugeot, delivers 90PS and 215Nm of torque at just 1,750rpm to ensure lively, flexible performance and strong fuel economy. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and driving through the front wheels, it achieves an impressive 57.6mpg (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. Nought to 62mph acceleration is achieved in 12.2 seconds, with a top speed (where permitted) of 109mph.
The 2010 model SX4 is on sale now with the 4x4 SZ5 and SZ4 DDiS models being introduced in April. Service intervals are every 9,000 miles and all SX4’s have a three year, 60,000 miles warranty in line with other Suzuki models.

SUZUKI SX4 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

1.6 VVT

1.6 DDiS

Engine type

M16A

1.6 9HX

No. of cylinders

4

4

No. of valves

16

16

Emissions compliance standard 

5

4

Bore x stroke (mm)

78.0 x 83.0

75.0 x 88.3

Engine capacity (cc)

1,586

1,560

Compression ratio

11:1

18.0:1

Max. output (PS / kW @ rpm)

120/88 @ 6,000

90/66 @ 4,000

Max. torque (Nm/lbft @ rpm)

156 /115 @ 4,400

215/159 @ 1,750

TRANSMISSION

   

Type

5MT

4AT

5MT

Gear ratios

1st

3.545

2.875

3.538

2nd

1.904

1.568

2.052

3rd

1.310

1.000

1.290

4th

0.969

0.697

0.972

5th

0.769

-

0.723

6th

-

-

-

Reverse

3.250

2.300

3.404

Final drive

4.235

4.375

3.823

CHASSIS

 

Brakes – front

Ventilated discs

Brakes – rear

Ventilated discs (Drums – DDiS)

Suspension – front

MacPherson struts

Suspension – rear

Torsion beam

Turning circle (m)

10.6

Fuel tank capacity (l)

50

Tyres

205/60R16

DIMENSION & WEIGHTS

1.6 
5MT

1.6 
4AT

1.6 
4x4

1.6 DDiS
5MT

Overall length (mm)

4,150

4,150

4,150

4,150

Overall width (mm)

1,755

1,755

1,755

1,755

Overall height (mm)

1,605

1,605

1,620

1,605

Wheelbase (mm)

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

Front track (mm)

1,500

1,500

1,495

1,500

Rear track (mm)

1,495

1,495

1,495

1,495

Ground clearance (mm)

175

175

190

175

Luggage capacity – max. (l)

1,045

1,045

1,045

1,045

Luggage capacity – rear seat folded (VDA l)

625

625

625

625

Luggage capacity – rear seat raised (VDA l)

270

270

270

270

Kerb weight (kg)

1,140

1,155

1,255

1,285

Gross vehicle weight (kg)

1,650

1,650

1,685

1,705

Towing capacity – braked (kg)

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

Towing capacity – unbraked (kg)

400

400

400

400

SUZUKI SX4 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS contd.

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY

1.6 
5MT

1.6
4AT

1.6 
4x4 MT

1.6 DDiS 5MT

Urban cycle mpg (l/100 km)

35.8 
(7.9)

30.7
(9.2)

34.4 
(8.2)

47.9 
(5.9)

  Extra urban mpg (l/100 km)

54.3 
(5.2)

47.9 
(5.9)

51.4 
(5.5)

65.7 
(4.3)

  Combined  mpg (l/100 km)

45.6 
(6.2)

39.2 
(7.2)

43.5
(6.5)

57.6 
(4.9)

CO2 emissions (g/km)

143

165

149

129

Max. speed (mph)

115

109

109

109

Acceleration 0-62 mph (secs)

10.7

12.3

11.5

12.2

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