|* Fuel Economy
21.79 kmpl for 1.3L diesel engine
22.1 km/kg for 1.6L CNG engine
15.51 kmpl for 1.6L petrol engine
1248 cc DDiS diesel engine churns out 88 bhp @ 4000 rpm
1586 cc CNG engine churns out 85 bhp @ 5600 rpm
1586 cc petrol engine churns out 103 bhp @ 5600 rpm
5-speed Manual Transmission (MT)
|* Estimated values may differ under various conditions.
Super Turbo diesel engine.
Refreshed front grille design.
Touch screen navigation system.
High fuel economy.
Electronic Power Steering.
Airbags, ABS, EBD and BA available only in high-end variants.
The Maruti Suzuki SX4 is an A3 premium segment sedan that blends style, comfort, performance, and safety.
Maruti Suzuki SX4 was launched in 2007. The debut of the SX4 coincided with the phasing-out Baleno that was incepted in 1999. The SX4 is the second international offering from Maruti Suzuki. India is the first country to see the launch of the SX4, which proves India?s worth as one of the hottest car-markets in the world.
The SX4 is being touted as the tallest, widest, and broadest sedan in its class. It is available in nine variants the main variants are VXI, ZXI, VXI CNG and Diesel Variants. The SX4 can flaunt many features which are available only in premium cars. That is why the new SX4 is expected to give a tough competition to the Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
Powertrain & Performance
All the SX4 variants derive power from a contemporary and economical 1.6-litre In-line 4 VVT petrol engine that can generate a power of 103 bhp @ 5600 rpm and 145 Nm @ 4,100 rpm and CNG pumps out to 85.8 bhp @ 5600 rpm and torque of 122 Nm @ 4000 rpm where as 1.3-litre In-line 4 VGT diesel engine pumps out to 88.7 bhp @ 4000 rpm and torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm.
The VXI, ZXI, VXI CNG and Diesel variants are manoeuvred by a highly responsive electronic power steering and are mated to a smooth shifting 5-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the ZXi BS IV AT and ZXi BS IV Leather AT are paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
All the variants ride on gas-filled McPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar in the front and semi-independent torsion beam suspension with gas-filled shock absorbers in the rear. These types of suspensions help SX4 sail over the uneven Indian roads with smoothness.
Ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear provide sharp stopping power to the SX4 and minimize its stopping distance. All the versions of the Zxi come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that makes your command of the car safe on highways.
A ground clearance of 170 mm and 180 mm endows the new SX4 Vxi and Zxi versions respectively to be driven on all kinds of roads without the worry of its floor being damaged. With a turning radius of 5.3 meters, SX4 can be driven, turned, or swerved in narrow lanes without any hitch.
The VXI stands on 195/65 R15 tubeless tires while the ZXI is propped on 205/60 R16 tubeless tires. Fuel tank of both the variants can hold a maximum of 50 litre.
Build & Styling
Influenced by the latest European design trends, the new SX4 boasts of a trapezium form, with wide treads and large wheels. Measuring 4,490 mm in length and 1,735 mm in width, the new SX4 looks imposing. Arched fenders further add to its athletic and muscular stance. Its front fascia is dominated by a sporty boat-shaped honeycomb grille and a headlamp cluster touching the contoured bonnet. At the rear, the SX4 has got a large tail gate with a multi-faced tail light cluster and rear bumper that improves its expediency.
All the variants come with body-coloured bumpers, rear fog lamps, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, and a glass antenna. Some exterior features limited to the ZXI include front fog lamps and alloy wheels.
With a wheelbase measuring 2,500 mm and a high roof-line, SX4 offers roomy and comfortable interiors. It can seat up to five people and comes standard with fabric seats and power windows in the front and the rear. However, the ZXI is also available with the option of complete leather interiors that offers optimum comfort.
Some interior features common to both the variants are a heater, centre room lamp, twin map lights, remote operated fuel-tank lid, remote-operated trunk lid, rear seat centre armrest, adjustable head rests in the front and rear, and a rear defogger.
The VXI comes with a manual air conditioner while a single-zone auto air-conditioner maintains temperature in the ZXI. The ZXI is also equipped with a driver?s seat height adjuster, a feature absent from the Vxi.
For safety of the driver and passengers, all the variants of the new SX4 feature seat-belts, child-lock rear doors, side impact protection beams, an intelligent Computerised Anti-Theft System (iCATS), and front door-lock canceller. iCATS is an engine immobiliser, which when fitted into an automobile prevents its engine from running unless the correct key is present.
However some safety features restricted to the ZXI are a driver?s airbag, passenger airbag, 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front seat belt pretensioners and force limiter, keyless entry, ABS and Emergency Brake-force Distribution (EBD).