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According to Mibz.com, the Suzuki SX4 won't be pimped to just Fiat anymore (see: Sedici), Volkswagen is getting in on the act. Going after the small end of the market, VW is reportedly set to take advantage of its new 19.9 percent share of Suzuki and swiping the lovable little SX4 as the basis of a new model tentatively dubbed Rocktan.
Positioned as a city-sized crossover, the Rocktan theoretically slots in between the similarly tiny CrossPolo and Tiguan, though this is all unconfirmed at this point. Power will apparently not be from Suzuki, but rather from VW, likely the 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine and 1.6- and 2.0-liter TDI diesels. This could be mere grist for the rumormill, or we could soon see a Nissan Juke-sized VolkZuki. For now, all we've got are dreams of another flavor of the friendly SX4.

[Source: Mibz.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe VW can get Italdesign Giugiaro to clean up the styling--the front fascia was not one of their better efforts. And the interior, while not awful, could certainly use an injection of VW style.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully there will be money allotted in the budget to finally hire an English phonologist who can help them come up with a decent car name if they sell it in the States.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While this Rocktan concept looks pretty good, it doesn't look as good as some of the pics at the top of the page at that the link. Miss Tuning 2010? Yummy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Roooooocktan, you don't have to put on the red light..
      • 4 Years Ago
      The originial article about the Suzuki Rocktan was written bij Autointernationaal.nl on May 6th. This is the link:
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      http://www.autointernationaal.nl/artikel.php?id=15095&n=3
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess you have never lived any place with actual inclement weather - particularly if is remote.
      A lot of people don't use 4x systems for yahooing through the wilderness so much as being able to get out of the driveway and down the road to buy milk, or make a living.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care what they call it really.
      It sounds like a kick-ass little car.
      Too bad it would probably never make it to the states even if it does get built.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So like all small crossovers, this will have the same interior space as a Golf, be 3 inches higher off the ground, have no off road capabilities whatsoever, a slightly more "aggresive" front end, and get 5-7 MPG less than a Golf, all for the purpose of stroking male egos.