Suzuki SX4 blacks out for UK special edition

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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.

  • Suzuki SX4 SZ-L
    • Suzuki SX4 SZ-L
    • Suzuki SX4 SZ-L

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Special Edition SX4 SZ-L available for £13,145
* Alto SZ4 available with no VAT to pay

Suzuki GB PLC is pleased to announce a new Special Edition SX4 model, SZ-L, which goes on sale this week, ready for the '60' registration plate.

Suzuki's SX4 is a distinctive five-door hatchback that blends the characteristics of sporty compacts exemplified by the Swift, with those of lightweight SUVs such as the Grand Vitara, to create an exciting small car alternative.

The new SZ-L model brings true urban styling to the popular SX4 with unique Gunmetal coloured roof rails, front grille, alloy wheels and front and rear skid plates. For the interior a new style Alcantara trim in light grey is included plus a three spoke leather steering wheel with Gunmetal stitch detailing and six disc in dash CD changer.

SZ-L is based on the SZ4 grade and is available in two wheel drive format with 120PS 1.6-litre petrol engine and manual transmission only.

The Euro 5 emissions 1.6-litre petrol engine features variable valve timing with variable intake system for enhanced driveability and response. It powers the SX4 2WD models with manual transmission from nought to 62 mph in 10.7 seconds. In combined cycle driving, the 2WD manual models return 45.6mpg with emissions of 143g/km.

SZ-L is priced at £13,145 including metallic paint and is available in two colours, Silky Silver Pearl and Cosmic Black.

Alto – Latest offers

Suzuki is currently offering the Alto SZ4 model with no VAT to pay; the offer continues until the end of September and represents a customer saving of £1,332 on the SZ4 model, reducing the purchase price to £7,608.

Under a separate campaign, Alto SZ2 is currently available for just £6,495, saving £1,160 on the list price. The Special Edition SZ-L is equipped as standard with front fog lamps, air conditioning and various exterior and interior trim upgrades and is available for £6,995, a saving of £1,175.

Alto is one of the lowest cost cars to run with CO2 emissions of just 103g/km, fuel economy of 64.2mpg, £20 annual VED charges and insurance group 1.

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