Revised Suzuki SX4 on sale
Among the changes to its styling are a new front grille and bumper, while both the centre console and instruments have also been redesigned. Suzuki has also fitted cushioned armrests in the doors, as well as more sound-proofing and new carpets.
The new trims start with SZ3 and rise through SZ4 and SZ5, with even the most basic version getting six airbags, remote central locking, air-conditioning and four electric windows. SZ4 adds foglamps, alloy wheels and side mouldings, with climate control and keyless entry and start on petrol models.
Top-of-the-range SZ5 trim is reserved for the four-wheel drive petrol-engined model that goes on sale in April. The drive system incorporates three modes: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and automatic. Also unique to this trim is a six-CD changer.
More efficient engines
As before, buyers have a choice of two 1.6-litre engines, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol unit has been revised, and 2WD models now average 45.6mpg – a 10% improvement over the previous unit.
The diesel engine also now achieves better economy and emissions than before – averaging 57.6mpg and emitting 129g/km CO2. However, as with the 4WD model, it doesn't go on sale (with SZ4 trim) until April.
Prices for the new range start at £11,640 for a 1.6 SZ3 with a five-speed manual gearbox, with the SZ4 model at £12,255 and a four-speed automatic transmission adding just over £1000 to the price.