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Suzuki puts the boot into SX4

Fri, 15 Sep 2006

By Dimitri Pesin

Motor Industry

15 September 2006 10:03

Suzuki is launching a saloon version of the SX4 in North America and Japan.

The SX4 Sedan is finalising its hot weather testing programme, ahead of the car's US launch in October 2006. Running a 2.0-litre engine, the SX4 sedan will compete with cars like the Chevrolet Aveo and Ford Focus. The front- and part-time 4wd model is sold as a soft-roader hatchback in Europe. But the saloon isn't likely to make it here due to our preference for hatchbacks. The SX4 SUV is currently made alongside the Fiat Sedici (its sister car) in Budapest, Hungary, but the sedan will be built in Japan.

By Dimitri Pesin