Suzuki SX4 SZ-L – Click above for high-res image gallery
Suzuki has released details on a new special edition version of its SX4 for the UK. Called the SZ-L, the five-door will come from the factory wearing a host of appearance upgrades aimed to give the vehicle an urban flair, including a few splashes of gunmetal accents on the roof rails, grille, wheels and skid plates. The gray theme continues on inside with Alcantara trim in all the right places and ghost stitching around the leather steering wheel. Unfortunately, as awesome as all of the menacing gunmetal trim is, the hatchback's mechanicals leave something to be desired.
Instead of pairing the blacked-out goodies with the company's bones-cheap all-wheel drive system, the SZ-L is only available with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine powering the front-wheels. That blows one sad trombone in our book. The upshot is that Suzuki is only offering the special edition with a five-speed manual, so slusher fans need not apply.
The Suzuki SX4 SZ-L starts at $20,533 in the UK (at current conversion rates) and there's no word as to whether or not a similar model will show up on our shores. Hit the jump for the press release.