The Suzuki sx4 is a compact car developed by Japanese automaker Suzuki and Italian automaker Fiat. In some European markets the Suzuki Sx4 is sold as Fiat Carens, and other Asian markets as the Maruti Suzuki sx4. Suzuki Sx4 was designed by Italdesign Giugiaro studio Giorgetto Giugiaro and has been produced since 2006.
Although originally intended solely for Europe, Suzuki Sx4 is sold in most markets Suzuki countries. Available in hatchback and, for some markets, the sedan body. Especially in the hatchback version, Suzuki Sx44 occupies a niche market Mini SUV crossovers. Depending on the market, available with petrol engines in the range of 1.5-2.0 liter, and Fiat’s 1.3-2.0 liter range diesel. The Suzuki Sx4 hatchback is available with four-wheel drive. Suzuki Sx4 competed in the 2007 and 2008 seasons World Championship Rally, Suzuki World Rally Team, but the company withdrew from the race.
Suzuki Sx4 First Generation (2006-present)
Sx4 continues the tradition of Suzuki’s small SUV, like SJ, Suzuki Jimny, and Recuerdos. It was introduced in Japan on December 1, 2005, and the world at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Italdesign studio Giorgetto Giugiaro’s, Suzuki Sx4 (i abbreviation “Sports X-over 4 all seasons”), replaces Aerio (Liana in some markets). The “SX / 4” to call the previously used (1981-83) by American Motors (AMC) for a sporty liftback model of all-wheel drive AMC Eagle of its passenger cars.
Although initially intended to only the European market, Suzuki Sx4 is sold in most markets Suzuki countries. It falls within the Japanese regulations regarding car external dimensions of vehicle and engine displacement classified as a “compact”. It is manufactured at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary, Manesar, India and Sagara, Japan. An expected 60,000 units were produced 2/3 to be sold by Suzuki and 1/3 by Fiat, badged as the Carens. The Suzuki Sx4 Crossover has been sold in Indonesia since 2007 Earlier models were directly from Japan (Completely Built-up / CBU), though versions of the locally-assembled through a year to meet higher than expected market demand. Then equipped with some new features, including four-wheel disc brakes and Multi Information Display versions of the locally-assembled.
The Suzuki Sx4 2010-model inclused changes to the grille, taillights, the instrument cluster, climate controls and door trim, and cargo hold, remove the fold-up seats in favor of an ‘arena seating’ raised rear seat layout. Non-ships of all-wheel drive model add new rear skid plate. A new model Sportback offers a lowered sport is organized suspension, body kit, rear spoiler, and remove the roof rack.
Suzuki Sx4 Second Generation (2013-present)
The Suzuki S-Cross Concept was the idea by the Japanese automotive Suzuki. Futuristic study of a crossover-C part. It was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. Suzuki display Suzuki S-Cross compact crossover concept in 2012 at Paris Motor Show. At that time, Suzuki announced that the Suzuki S-Cross can be a new thing, not a place sx4, whose production was expected to continue. In July 2012, the first ‘spy shots “of a disguised small crossover with Suzuki badges were leaked from the testing ground in Spain. The car suggested that the second generation of sx4. From what could be seen from the photos, written with an evolution of the old model, and the dimensions of the slightly larger, and the style in line Meanwhile Suzuki Kizashi. The new model is expected to be only Suzuki, as Fiat is in place Carens with the new 500X.
The Suzuki Sx4 S-Cross design, based on the concept of S-Cross, was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Compared to its predecessor grew round, for 4,300 mm (169.3 in) long, 1,765 mm (69.5 in) in width 1,575-1,580 mm (62.0-62.2 in) tall. The wheelbase measures 2,600 mm (102.4 in), 100 mm (3.9 in) above the model at the beginning. These measurements provided additional inner boot space, 430 liters (15 cu ft) compared to 270 liters (9.5 cu ft) liters. The second generation, known as sx4 S-Cross, was released in 2013. Suzuki Sx4 S-Cross built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary. It was presented in 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Although similarly to the old seal Suzuki Sx4, it is not its successor directly; S-Cross is a great car, and the production of sx4 old continued in parallel.
European model set to go on sale in autumn 2013. Early models include a choice of 1.6-liter petrol engine or the 1.6-liter diesel, manual transmission or CVT. The Suzuki S-Cross will be available in the US or Canada from Suzuki has taken these markets, but is offered in Brazil and Mexico. It is set to launch in India by 2015 and has been spied testing.
Suzuki Sx4 Motorsport
At the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Suzuki announced it would enter the Fia World Championship Rally, and the industry supported the Suzuki World Rally Team in the World Rally Car in 2007, using the WRC Suzuki Sx4 and awd and J20 engine that produces 320 hp (239 kW; 324 PS) and 590 N·m (440 lb · ft) of torque. But because of the WRC calendar officially changing Suzuki debuted in 2008, using the 2007 season as some of the development time for Suzuki Sx4. The Suzuki Sx4 completed two of the 2007 WRC events on the basis of the test: the Rallye de France in October 2007 (finishing 31st overall) and Rally GB in November 2007 (general completing 27). In the first event in 2008, the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Suzuki driver Per-Gunnar Andersson finished 8. Nobuhiro Tajima’s Suzuki sx4 during his record breaking 9:51 run in 2011
A car race called ‘Suzuki sx4 Hill Climb Special’ was used at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It was specially adapted the Suzuki Sx4 with twin turbocharged 3.1 L V6 engine that produces 910 hp (679 kW; 923 PS) and 890 N·m (660 lb·ft) of torque. Driver Nobuhiro Tajima set the track record time of 9: 51.278.