SX4 diesel will be equipped with the same 1300 cc engine with the Fiat Linea and Punto. Diesel engines will also adopt the technology is applied to the Swift DDiS. But Suzuki claim there are a number of new technologies that dicangkokan the SX4 diesel engine. Among variable geometry turbo that can produce power and torque is greater.
Design: The SX4 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign studio. The Suzuki SX4 was initially introduced as a five-door hatchback which was marketed as a crossover. The sedan was unveiled at the 2007 New York Auto Show and was later on launched in Japan, India and a few East european countries. The “SX 4” term was used by American Motors (AMC) for a sporty liftback model.
Engine: After using the Fiat 1.3l multijet engine for its Swift and Swift Dzire, Maruti will continue to use the DDiS engines. In the European market, the SX4 is sold with 1.9-litre and 2.0-litre DDis engine options. We expect, Maruti to launch the SX4 diesel with a 1.6-litre DDis, and this should be Maruti’s reply to the VW Vento diesel, which produces 105-bhp from a 1.6-litre oilburner.
Features: The SX4 diesel is the twin of its petrol variant. There is no difference between the two except for their hearts.
Competitors/Overall Evaulation: The main rivals of the SX4 will be its own petrol sibling, the Honda City, Fiat Linea, Ford Fiesta Hyundai Verna and the recently launched Volkswagen Vento. The SX4 has a huge plus with the Maruti brand having the largest after sales and service network and good ownership experience.