The old Suzuki SX4 crossover gets a facelift in China
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
It’s always nice to see those cars plying on our Indian roads which are also available globally. The Maruti SX4 is one of those cars.
[The headlamps, grill and bumper are all new]
Unfortunately, in India, we are only aware of the sedan version of this car while in other markets like China, Suzuki also offers the crossover version.
Even while the all new SX4 in inching closer to its market launch, Suzuki has facelifted the crossover variant of the old SX4 in China. The face of the car receives the major changes which include new sharp cuts on its front bumper with redesigned headlights, grille, air dam and fog lights. As a result, the new front fascia looks more aggressive and aerodynamic than before.
[The taillights are reprofiled and the bumper is slightly tweaked]
The new alloy wheels, roof rails and rear bumper further enhances the crossover’s appeal. The SX4 is a brisk seller in China and with these changes it would become even more popular.
The engine options are carried forward from the outgoing model. It’s available with 1.6L and 1.8L petrol engines mated with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Despite being old, the car seems to have a few more years of life left in China. As with many other cars in the Chinese market, the old SX4 could be sold alongside the new SX4.