• Jun 5, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Suzuki SX4 WRC Edition.

While we haven't driven the boosted Suzuki SX4t, we hear it's a scream. So when we caught wind of a special edition SX4 inspired by the automaker's participation in the World Rally Championship, our happy balloon was on its way to reaching capacity. It deflated quickly. No, the SX4 WRC isn't turbocharged, doesn't have any trick all-wheel-drive programming and is little more than a wannabe racer of the lamest variety. Think the OZ-edition Mitsubishi Lancer, but with half the cred and none of the good stuff.

Instead, Suzuki Germany is attempting to cash in on the SX4's minimal rallying cred with the stock, 107-hp 1.6-liter four-pot, "rally design" 16-inch wheels wrapped in 205/60 R16 rubber, a body kit that includes a new front bumper and rear bumper and side skirts, and with a mesh grille and "carbon-look" detailing. Inside, Suzuki's German arm is all about budget bling with a leather shift knob, faux carbon fiber trim, navigation and privacy glass, plus keyless entry and starting. Thankfully, you won't be able to pick up the Suzuki SX4 WRC in the States, and for 19,500 euro, we somehow doubt the rally-ravens in Deutschland will be running to dealers with loans in tow.


[Source: Suzuki via World Car Fans]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the looks of it. They deleted the roof rack and filled the wheel openings.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is news is (as the author puts it) some serious "happy ballon delfation".

      Suzuki could use a production WRC style car ala the WRX/STI/EVOs of the world to give some serious performance cred to their car line.

      Plus I have a weakness for turbo-charged AWD cars, they regularly show up as my car of the day.

      http://www.caroftheday.org/2008/05/25/the-evo-x-is-the-cotd/
      • 6 Years Ago
      whoops ...

      "our happy balloon was on its way to reaching capacity. It deflated quickly. No, the SX4 WRC isn't turbocharged, doesn't have any trick all-wheel-drive programming"

      guess I should read first before commenting... on to the Road/Race model instead. posers!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh wow. Please bring this car stateside. small turbo 4x4's are awesome. one of my most favorite cars ever was a Mazda 323GTX, and boy was that fun. I want this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ralliart Lancer?

      I think you mean the OZ-Rally captain douche...

      The OZ Rally was just a regular lancer with "giant" 15 inch wheels and a couple of decals.

      The Ralliart Lancer recieved a beefed up suspension, 40% more displacement, MIVEC variable valve timing with lift control, and Bridgestone Potenza RE92 sticky rubbers "initially". In stock form, they ran 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and did 14.9 in the quarter. Mind you 0-60 required a shift from 2nd to 3rd.

      This car readily fed on Spec-V's, Civic Si EP3s, Focus SVTs, and the likes.

      Quite a bit different than Suzuki with some stickers, a body kit, and remote start.

      http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedan/112_0401_compact_sedan_comparison/mitsubishi_lancer_ralliart.html

      Good job Autoblog! Soon you'll be down to Jalopnik standards!
      • 6 Years Ago
      SX4 'Wannabe Race Car' Edition.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah really. How lame. I hate special editions that aren't special.
      • 6 Years Ago
      thanksfully it is limited to 500 models..
      • 6 Years Ago
      would it not be a good idea for suzuki to relate their car brand to their relatively successful motorcycle brand?
      • 6 Years Ago
      a miniSUV-WRC???!!? So, someone calls FIAT and say: "take a 16 (sedici, the Suzuki's sister), change it to a LANCIA model and produce a WRC version!" And we have the return of LANCIA INTEGRALE.... DOH!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Correct. A KILLER car. My comment was a provocation...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well to be honest if FIAT will call something the Delta Integrale , it will be sharp, fast and a killer awd machine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Moving aside from the car, it's a shame that we never get the WRC races on TV over here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no kidding. All of these beautiful back roads, and we have to settle for RallyUSA or whatever that crap rally is that we get.
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