Thanks to a sketch of the Suzuki S-Cross concept, we can already see the styling direction that the next-generation SX4 will take, and Suzuki is still hard at work on the production version of the car as evidenced by this latest batch of spy shots. These photos look almost identical to those captured back in July, but we see a little more detail at the rear of the car and get a better idea of the next SX4's proportions.

With the baggy camouflage lifted up at the rear of this prototype, we can see that the SX4 replacement has a very Mazda-chic look to it with downward-angled taillights that stretch into the liftgate. Aside from this, the big news is that we're finally getting a sense of the new SX4's size. Suzuki's press release attached to the Paris-bound S-Cross sketch said that the SX4 replacement would be growing to the compact segment rather than being a subcompact like the current car. Recent reports indicate that the next version of this car will be sized closer to the Grand Vitara, and in these pictures, you can definitely see how much the car has grown.

Still unknown is when we can expect to see the production version of the new SX4, or what will be inside it (available turbo power?), but hopefully Suzuki will not delay things like it did with the Kizashi and its numerous concepts.


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      Carpinions
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. I can't wait.
      holdenc13
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually, the Suzuki SX4 is a great car, I put 86k miles on my 2008 SX4 Touring 2, and never had one problem. Ever. Seriously, the worst thing about the car was the dealer network. They don't sell enough to care about them, and that's a shame. I loved that car, but having the work done by the dealer made me hate people in general. Thank god for the wonderful service of my new VW dealer and my new GTI Autobahn. "Suzi" was really fun to drive and loaded for $18k. Too bad apparently I was the only one to own one in Indiana...where 3 dealers closed in the time I owned the car...
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of its kizashi based, then more power to em...though I'd rather just have a kizashi wagon.
      CaddyV8
      • 2 Years Ago
      But no one cared because it's a Suzuki. Which is a shame, because they build decent cars.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CaddyV8
        I wonder what makes Suzuki struggle with sales in the U.S. aside from bad design? Distribution channels? The Kizashi is one of their best designs, yet you don't see many on the road. If they'd only come out with more niche designs (new Samurai?), they'd stand out from the rest vs trying to compete with the rest with more vanilla.... I know that works for the majors like Toyota, but Suzuki needs to be more like Mini when they're so small of a company.
          Tirac
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          They also have a left overt stigma from when they used to sell rebadged Daewoos. An AWD manual SX4 turbo pushing 230HP or more and weighting less than 3000lbs would be quite nice
          Teleny411
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          i agree: a new Samurai that undercuts the Wrangler by a couple of thousand could be a winner. This SX whatever turd, not so much. You are also right about the Kizashi: every time I see one-which isn't often-I think it's nicely done.
        Taina
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CaddyV8
        They have a bad reputation, why?
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Taina
          Rebadged Daewoos and terrible, awful dealers (when you can even find one). A friend who is a teacher had a Forenza which was the worlds worst car, breaking down all the time and the dealer couldn't diagnose the problem. Thank God it was lemoned, or she would have been stuck with it for a while on a teachers salary.
          tipdrip215
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Taina
          When they were owned by GM, GM thought it would apparently be a good idea to make Suzuki sell a bunch of rebadged Daewoos that the U.S had no way of getting such as the Forenza and Reno, and they didn't pump alot of dollars to Suzuki to let them develop cars with their own DNA.
      brennemanbelkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Suzuki survives another year, I'll kiss a pig.
        Jeff Rusynko
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brennemanbelkin
        Better start looking for a pig to kiss, the 2013's are starting to arrive at dealers and they will be showcasing the 2014 models for the U.S. at the Paris Auto Show. ;)
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The windows are caged to keep the wild animal of its soul inside! If it escapes, it will rain havoc down upon all civilization! You almost wonder what the test driver is thinking. Does he ever give the response to a test of, 'no no, that's too good. Dial it back a little.' It's like an early 90's Olds Cutlass. I don't think anybody actually drove one before they rolled the first off the line.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      That sound you hear is millions of people not caring. At all.
      turbomonkey2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a FIAT.
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 2 Years Ago
      why?
      Robert
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is the automotive example of the "double bag" date. They need to cover it up and keep it covered up. Like a girl with a hideous face and a hot body.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current gen is also ugly but well loved so I don't care how it looks. I guess if it gets bigger it can afford to get more angular without sacrificing utility. But will it all become less toss-able and less fun? And those look like full-size SUV side mirrors?
      talari
      • 2 Years Ago
      The SX4 is the best car I ever had. I carry Kayak on top, bicycles on back, get 32 mpg
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