Suzuki SX4 second gen

The Suzuki S-Cross concept-based production car that was set for a Geneva debut has turned out to be the new Suzuki SX4 after all. The second-gen compact crossover will be built in Hungary and go on sale sometime this year.

Buyers could have a 1.6 litre M16A petrol mated to five-speed manual or seven-virtual ratio CVT. Alternatively they could have a 1.6 litre turbodiesel with a six-speed manual. 2WD and 4WD versions are offered; the latter with Suzuki’s ALLGRIP, featuring four selectable driving modes.

It’s grown up, physically as well as aesthetically. Length, width, height and wheelbase are respectively 4.3 metres, 1.77 metres, 1.58 metres and 2.6 metres (outgoing car 4.14/1.76/1.57/2.5). Wheels measuring 16 or 17 inches can be specified, and the boot can hold 430 litres of luggage – a whole 160 litres more than before.

The new Suzuki SX4 also offers as an option a panoramic sunroof with double-sliding glass panels; the company says it has one of the biggest opening areas in its class.