Suzuki SX4 hatchback has a new look and new fine-tuned engine
THE successful Suzuki SX4 hatchback has a new look and a new fine-tuned 1.5 engine line up. Lower CO2 emissions, lower road tax and lower fuel consumption.
Suzuki has updated its urban sport crossover, the SX4, giving the compact hatchback with a great new look and under-the-skin revisions including refined, Euro 5-compliant engine-all ensuring that the crossover vehicle will continue to shine.
Building on the SX4 hatchback's success, Suzuki has updated it - starting with the engine. Suzuki has cut CO2 emissions and raised fuel economy with the new 1.5 engine. The new 1.5-litre petrol engine with variable valve timing (VVT) has a 10% increase in power and performance over the previous model. The power output is now 82KW (109BPH) and develops 145Nm Torque at 4400rpm.
The new engine has CO2 emissions of just 139g/km* current road tax of €156 with fuel consumption (combined) of just 6.1 L/100km (46mpg). This is an 11% increase in fuel efficiency over the previous model.
A short turning radius, relatively short gear ratios, a highly rigid body structure, and suspension tuned for the road make for a nimble, fun driving experience that has endeared the SX4 hatchback to the motoring public. And now, the SX4 hatchback has become even better.
Extensive new noise-cutting measures promote occupant comfort. Suzuki's engineers included a larger engine undercover, refined propeller-shaft damper and a new shift device cover. In the body, they included increased body parts rigidity and refined internal materials. These yield higher noiseinsulation and noise-absorption performance, thereby keeping engine noise and other external noise out of the cabin more effectively. Safety features Rear disc brakes are newly fitted to the SX4 hatchback. The SX4 hatchback has become one of the most affordable cars to have an antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution function and six airbags. New exterior parts sporting a more refined look There are changes on the outside too. The SX4 hatchback has a new front bumper and grille and new front and rear skid plates that can handle the rigours of outdoor life. The SX4 hatchback also has all-new five-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/60R16 tyres, which look the part and make driving more fun.
The high level of fit and finish combines with a 1,605mm overall height and a 2,500mm wheelbase to help make the SX4 hatchback an outstanding choice both for the city and country driving.
The SX4 1490cc GLX hatchback is available in Cosmic Black, Silky Silver, Kashmir Blue, Galactic Grey, Bright Red, Sunlight Copper for €17,385. www.suzuki.ie
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