Base model Suzuki SX4 gets dressed up for NZ market

The entry model Suzuki SX4 GLX Sporthatch has been given some body enhancements to boost appeal for this small crossover.

The 2.0-litre SX4 Sporthatch inherits the exterior detailing previously only fitted to the four-wheel-drive GLX and LTD i-AWD version. Included in the upgrade are black wheel arch extensions, black under-body protection mouldings front and rear, and sports roof rails. Ground clearance has also been increased from 160 mm to 175 mm.

Eight versions of the SX4 are available in total, with the latest improvements focused on the entry-level GLX variant.

Pricing has been adjusted with a $500 increase the 6-speed manual transmission model now retails at $25,990, and the CVT automatic is listed at $27,500.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, remote control door locking with answer back, steering wheel audio controls with back-lighting and driver’s seat height adjustment. There are body-coloured bumpers and the electrically adjustable door mirrors are also colour-keyed to the bodywork.

The SX4 is currently Suzuki’s second best-selling model in New Zealand and took 4 per cent of the small car market in the first seven months of this year.

All new SX4 models sold in NZ are powered by the J20B engine which was introduced last year. The 112kW twin overhead camshaft power unit is more powerful and economical than its predecessor.

All other versions of the SX4 range continue, including two specification levels for the on-demand All Wheel Drive model.

Click here to read a Car and SUV review of the Suzuki SX4 Sporthatch.

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