Suzuki has announced the launch of a four door saloon to the popular SX4 range. The stylish new model is on sale now, priced at £11,895, and provides Suzuki with an added opportunity in the ‘B’ and ‘C’ small and medium size car segments. The new model is built in Japan and has enjoyed success in the domestic market there; also in North America as well as numerous European markets.
The saloon SX4 comfortably accommodates up to five people and their luggage needs with its 515 litres of boot space, while retaining a sleek and stylish look. Exterior dimensions are length-width-height of 4,510mm x 1,730mm x 1,545mm. These efficient proportions together with a minimum turning circle of 10.6 metres make the SX4 easy to navigate around urban streets and easy to park thanks to electric power steering.
The spacious interior offers plenty of leg and shoulder room, even for rear seat passengers. Space is not the only factor in ensuring plenty of on-board comfort: the shape and position of the seats are designed to support a natural posture, a key factor in comfortable long-distance travel. Additionally, ideal seat heights and large door apertures make access easy for all on board. The rear seats are set slightly higher, which means even those in the back get a good all-round view.
For added practicality, the new SX4 Saloon features a through loading system to allow for longer items to be loaded from the boot. The rear seats divide 60:40 to accommodate seating for one or two rear passengers or none, making full use of the extra boot space available.
A number of handy storage compartments are provided throughout the cabin, including large pockets on all doors with bottle holders.
The SX4 Saloon is similarly equipped to the popular SX4 1.6 GLX hatchback with a high standard specification including six airbags; four electric windows, MP3/WMA compatible CD tuner, automatic air conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start and heated door mirrors. The only differences being the addition of colour keyed lower bumper and side sill mouldings and the omission of roof rails, side protection mouldings and black body trim.
The new model is available with the 107PS 1.6-litre engine which utilises a drive by wire throttle for smooth and responsive progress; the 1.6-litre engine powers the SX4 from nought to 62 mph in 10.7 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 112 mph (where permitted).
In combined cycle driving, it has a combined fuel consumption of 41.5 mpg with CO2 emissions of 165g/km.
The new model is available in the following seven colours:
- Bright Red
- Classy Red Pearl Metallic
- Nocturne Blue Pearl Metallic
- Blueish Black Pearl Metallic
- Azure Grey Metallic
- Silky Silver Metallic
- Pearl White Pearl Metallic
As with all other Suzuki cars; the new SX4 Saloon is eligible for the government scrappage scheme which provides a £2,000 discount when trading in a 10 year old car or LCV. Zero per cent finance is also available on the new model until 30th September with 50 per cent deposit, payable over two years.