• Sep 9th 2006 at 3:07AM
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Here it is, folks. The Suzuki SX4 sedan caught in the wild completely uncovered, probably during the shooting of a commercial or something. The front end retains the five-door SX4's sporty face but looks less rugged than its baby SUV brother. The car retains the SX4's quirky quarter window ahead of the A-pillar, but the rest of the car looks all new. The sedan's profile looks similar to that of the first generation Prius due to its rather short rear deck lid. The wheels are sporty looking five-spoke alloys and fill the wells quite nicely. No word on whether the SX4 sedan will also get Suzuki's intelligent all-wheel drive as standard equipment, optional hardware or not at all. An all-wheel drive car in this segment, however, would stand out in a growing crowd of small car offerings. The new 2007 Chevy Aveo better watch out.

The introduction of the SX4 in the U.S. and the impending arrival of this sedan version couldn't be better timed for Suzuki. At a time when fuel prices have the buying public spooked, miserly small cars and CUVs are the fastest growing segments. The SX4 and SX4 sedan will give Suzuki two vehicles that should go over very well with a growing audience of cost-, fuel- and style-conscious consumers.

[Source: Caradisiac]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I've never seen such an akward profile. The front window LOOKS AWFUL. As for the rest of the car: Nothing special WHATSOEVER and still a little ugly. I agree that this car has no style.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Not bad looking. Fuel consumption for the SX4 hatch is hardly stellar though. Suzuki might be better off going with a smaller power plant in the sedan. With the recent announcement of a new plant in Japan and another in India with Nissan it seems the real reason we are not seeing the proliferation of the Suzuki line up in NA (ie the Swift)is their tapped out production capacity. New super stores with full product range (bikes, cars etc) is very smart.
      • 9 Years Ago
      While the hatchback version of the sx4 looks great, I just don't know about this thing. The little windows ahead of the door really disrupt the profile of the car. And I've never been a fan of fat c-pillars.
      • 9 Years Ago
      LOL # 26, Initial quality has improved in the US cars. Those surveys only look at the first 90 days of new ownership. When the US car makers can make a car that last 300k miles with out a single breakdown. Then you come back and toot your horn. I have tried to do the "patriotic" thing and buy American cars only to get burned badly. You stick your hand in the fire enough times you learn never to stick your hand back in.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh, btw I assume this trunk-ated iteration of the SX4 is not an Ital Design..redesign, eh?
      • 9 Years Ago
      So good model! :)
      • 9 Years Ago
      At first glance, I thought it was a Corolla.

      It might make a dent in Toyota's dominance down here if it's priced right with the right amount of value and quality.

      Here in South America, for every Honda I see, there are at least +30 Yaris or +75 Toyotas, take your pick. Suzukis fare somewhat better that for every Suzuki I see, I see about +70 Toyotas. :P

      When I flew down here, it was a real eye-opener to see Toyota's dominance.
      • 9 Years Ago
      for whatever reason, it seems to me that the europeans are MUCH better at designing these tiny cars than anyone else. Japanese and American designs tend to look like mis-shapen blobs.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. The side windows give it a different look. Stands out in the crowd of lower price cars. I understand that most people are stuck in a "non change" rut and will not like it. Their loss.
      • 9 Years Ago
      A fully loaded Cobalt
      A fully loaded Civic

      Which one has the higher transaction price?

      So, many people will take some squeaks and looks to save thousands potentially.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, isn't the new Civic has those A-pillar windows as well albeit the 'Zuki version is too big..

      They should sell the sedan sans the i-AWD with a
      smaller displacement..say a fuel miserly 1.6(should they decide not
      to sell the Swift for now).

      Bundle those features(or the lack of) with a lower price point and Suzukis got a real low price winner in their hands.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Don't like it. Suzuki will not win masses over with one-off styling cues. That front wing window totally kills it. And by the way, those lower front air intakes are a direct rip off of the Audi A3. Shame shame.
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