Skip to main content

Review: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack by RoadRace Motorsports

The aftermarket put some more heat in Suzuki's hot hatch When we think of production vehicles that can double as daily drivers and weekend racers, the Lotus Exige, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Porsche Boxster come to mind. They've got to be light, nimble and handle the rigors of the road along with the demands of the track. That's why we had a little chuckle when a 2010 Suzuki SX4 with "Road Race modifications" came up on our schedule for vehicles to review. When we drove the 2008 SX4 Sport, we found it to have a "sporty feel and rather quick reflexes," but the chassis had fairly low limits... Read More

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 200K crossovers over airbag woes
    1379334540

    Suzuki may not be selling any new cars in the US anymore, but there are still plenty of them on American roads. Nearly 200,000 of those will need to be taken off said roads – for a little while, at least. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for 2006-2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs and 2007-2011 SX4 crossovers due to ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: 205k Suzuki models being investigated for airbag sensor issue
    1371643140

    The Detroit News is reporting that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation on the 2006-11 Suzuki Grand Vitara and 2007-11 Suzuki SX4 due to issues with the airbag and seatbelt for the front passenger seat. So far, NHTSA has received 128 complaints on these vehicles for airbag warning lights, airbag off lights and ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Teased: Suzuki offers sneak peek at Authentics concept for Shanghai
    1364749020

    Suzuki has prepared the C-segment Authentics concept for the Shanghai Motor Show, a preview of a sedan that would slot into the fattest chunk of the market among China's car buyers. Suzuki hasn't given away much, saying only that it is "Sporty x Elegant" and that it's long and low and has a "rich and fine curved surface." PaulTan.org says this is the ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Geneva: 2013 Suzuki SX4 gets new generation to carry on without us [w/video]
    1362571200

    Despite the fact that the coffin has been sealed on Suzuki's US automotive arm, the brand is carrying on elsewhere in the world. The first new product to spearhead the Japanese automaker's product offerings in Europe is this SX4 crossover, making its official debut here at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. You may remember the little SX4 as the cheapest ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: This is the facelifted Suzuki SX4 that we won't get
    1360092540

    The car you see above is, according to China Car Times, the facelifted Suzuki SX4 crossover. We've always had a soft spot for the SX4, so the fact that it's finally getting a significant update makes us a wee bit sad – after all, Suzuki just announced late last year that it's leaving the US market, so we'll never get this upgraded little 'ute on our ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Video: Remembering Suzuki of America... in commercials
    1352336340

    American Suzuki Motors is leaving us, but as long as the lights are on at YouTube, its commercials will stay behind to remind of the times we shared. We dug up nine commercials – sort of like a Time Life infomercial for an entire brand – and among the starring actors are the X-90 improving the 90s with the help of a Pez dispenser, the Peter ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: Suzuki could disappear from new car market quickly thanks to low inventory
    1352237400

    Yesterday's announcement that American Suzuki has filed for bankruptcy is all but a death blow for the Japanese automaker's 246 US dealers, but if there's any good news coming out of the situation, it could be the fact that the whole process will likely be quick and painless rather than drawn out. WardsAuto is reporting that with the current inventory and ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Spy Shots: Next Suzuki SX4 spotted again
    1346851860

    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 ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: Larger SX4 to lead raft of new or revised Suzuki models
    1346338860

    A few weeks ago, we showed you what is likely in store for the next-generation Suzuki SX4, but What Car? now has some insider info of what might be in store for other products in the aging Suzuki lineup... at least in the UK. When the official design sketch of the Suzuki S-Cross concept was released, Suzuki said that the concept car would be a C-segment ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Spy Shots: Is Suzuki working on a next-gen SX4 turbo?
    1342537200

    Suzuki looks to be putting a few development miles on the company's next-generation SX4. Our spy photographers nabbed a handful of photos of the five-door during testing on public streets, and the heavily camouflaged vehicle helps give us a glimpse of what to expect from the next model. Even with the disguise, the new car looks larger and more ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: Ram pickup leads group of Most Dangerous Cars In America
    1338404280

    Take a vehicle's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety score, throw it into a data pot that includes Consumer Reports ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash safety results and J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study numbers, mix thoroughly, then pour out the most dangerous vehicle on the road today: The Ram pickup truck. The ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Official: Fiat Group bringing bagful of new models to Bologna Motor Show
    1321920000

    Of all the major international auto shows on the calendar each year, the Bologna Motor Show may not rank among the most important. But it is vital for the Fiat Group, whose numerous brands make up more than just one lion's share of the Italian auto industry. As such, it's not a show for Fiat to take lightly, and this year, it's coming with a whole mess of ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Report: Suzuki looks to Fiat for 30,000 1.6-liter diesel engines a year
    1309370580

    Suzuki has extended its alliance with Fiat SpA with the announcement that it will turn to the Italian automaker to supply it with 1.6-liter diesel engines. According to the Nikkei (sub. req.), Fiat will reportedly provide Suzuki with up to 30,000 1.6-liter oil-burning engines a year. Suzuki intends to use the downsized mill to power its SX4, a vehicle ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Video: Ride along with Monster Tajima as he rockets up Pikes Peak
    1309280280

    Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's 9:51.278 run up Pikes Peak was simply amazing to watch. We were fortunate enough to see it in person, and we've shown you still photos of the record-breaking event. This was one of those "You had to be there" moments in motorsports. Still, don't fret if you didn't make the trek to the 14,115-foot summit, because GoPro ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Up close with Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special
    1309016940

    The man known as Monster Tajima once ran all 12.42 miles of Pikes Peak in 10:01.408. That was 2007. Four years later, Tajima-san is back to make the trip in even less time. Is a sub-ten-minute time in the cards for the 2011 International Pikes Peak Hill Climb? Nobuhiro Tajima and his team think so. They've returned to the mountain with an updated Monster ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Official: IIHS tests brace of new small cars, many earn Top Safety Pick status [w/video]
    1306432860

    Thirteen enter, six leave ... with Top Safety Pick awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety spent some time driving (and smashing) a big group of small cars. Six of those cars received top honors from the IIHS by scoring a rating of "Good" across the board. The 2012 Ford Focus, 2012 Honda Civic sedan, 2011 Hyunda Elantra, 2011 Lexus CT200h, ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Suzuki recalls SX4, Grand Vitara models over potential pulley failure
    1297774800

    A tension adjuster pulley is the culprit in a round of recalls by Suzuki covering 2009-2011 Grand Vitaras and 2010-2011 SX4s. This pulley supports the drive belt, which runs alternator, water pump, air conditioner and power steering pump. Should the belt come off while driving, the vehicle will quickly become more difficult to steer and the engine ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    New year, new livery for Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4
    1295107860

    We assume that Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima is already thinking about his next run up Pikes Peak. His Suzuki SX4 hill-climb special is one step ahead and wearing a fresh new livery courtesy of sponsor GoPro. The car looks as unique as ever and our eyes are particularly drawn to the icy blue HRE wheels. They're custom-forged 20-inch rollers built to take the ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Maruti Suzuki SX4 to feature Fiat-supplied 1.3-liter turbodiesel
    1293648960

    Maruti Suzuki, India's leading automaker, announced that its SX4 sedan will be offered with an optional 1.3-liter turbocharged diesel engine starting early next year. The oil-burning mill, supplied by Fiat, is expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient engine options ever offered in a production SX4. Maruti Suzuki managing executive officer, M. M. ...

  • 0
    Suzuki SX4
    Suzuki recalling SX4 models for faulty side view mirror screws
    1288384200

    Suzuki has recalled almost 70,000 SX4 models, including a handful built in 2007 as well as those constructed between 2008 and 2010. The recall centers around faulty screws that are used to attach the vehicles' side view mirrors. Over time, vibrations can cause the screws to loosen and the mirror may fall off. According to the National Highway ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle