Revised Suzuki SX4 on sale

* Minor styling tweaks for SX4 * New SZ trims in line with other Suzukis * 4WD and diesel models in April...

Revised Suzuki SX4 on sale

A revised Suzuki SX4 is now on sale, with a new look, new trims and a new petrol engine.

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.

New trims
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.

How much?
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.