4WD Suzuki SX4 on sale once more

* Face-lifted 4WD from 14,235 * New 133bhp 2.0-litre diesel for 16k * Returns an average of 51.4mpg...

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10 August 2010

4WD Suzuki SX4 on sale once more

Suzuki has face-lifted its SX4 crossover and reintroduced a four-wheel-drive model to the range.

The range-topping SZ5 models are available with a 119bhp 1.6-litre VVT petrol engine for 14,235 or a 133bhp 2.0-litre DDiS diesel for 15,995.

The 1.6-litre takes the car from 0-62mph in 11.5 seconds, and on to 109mph. It emits 165g/km of CO2 and returns an average of 39.2mpg. The diesel is slightly faster with 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds and a top speed of 112mph. Average economy improves to 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions drop to 143g/km.

Three settings
The i-AWD four-wheel-drive system has three drive modes. In Automatic, the SX4 operates as a front-wheel-drive car until traction is lost, at which point torque is automatically sent to the rear wheels.

In Lock mode the system permanently sends power to the rear wheels up to 40mph, after which it enters Automatic mode. Drivers will also be able to select full-time two-wheel drive for maximum fuel economy.

SZ5 trim includes six airbags, front and rear electric windows, climate control, keyless entry and start, alloy wheels, privacy glass, cruise control and six speed manual gearbox.