2014 Suzuki SX4 crossover spotted testing in Italy
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!
The 2014 Suzuki SX4 crossover which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year is about to hit the market soon.
The fully disguised test mule of the car has been spotted in an Italian motorway by Autoblog.it reader Mr. Fredrick. The SX4 Crossover is at its final phase of testing. The new SX4 moves a segment above compared to the model it replaces.
The SX4 crossover will be powered by 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engines whose specifications are yet to be released. The petrol engine is likely to be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel engine will join hands with a 6-speed manual box.
The diesel engine is also expected to be available with a 7-speed stepped CVT gearbox with paddle shifters. The car will also get Suzuki’s All Grip 4WD system.
Equipment wise, the new SX4 crossover sports the usual safety features like airbags, ABS, ESP, traction control, etc. The SX4 also boasts of world’s first double sun roof.
The car will be built at Suzuki’s Hungarian manufacturing unit. The European launch of the crossover is expected to happen in a few months time.
The 2014 SX4 crossover is mainly for European markets and we will have to wait until sedan version of the SX4 is ready.