To go on sale this week in the UK is a new Special Edition SX4 model from Suzuki dubbed SZ-L. Featured with an urban look, the SZ-L features a Gunmetal finish for the roof rails, front grille, alloy rims and front & rear skid plates. Upgrades were done on the interior. The vehicle features an Alcantara trim finished in light Grey, a three spoke steering wheel that uses a leather finish with Gunmetal stitching, as well as a dashboard-mounted CD changer with six discs.
Suzuki said that the SX4 is a “distinctive five-door hatchback” that combines the features of sporty compacts such as the Swift, with those of lightweight SUVs such as the Grand Vitara, to create an “exciting small car alternative.” According to Suzuki’s press release, the new SZ-L model brings true urban styling to the popular SX4. Based on the SZ4 equipment level, this new model is powered by a 1.6 liter gasoline engine that develops 120 hp and is partnered to a manual transmission, distributing the power to the front wheels.
The model’s response is improved with a 1.6 liter powerplant that uses variable valve timing with a variable intake system. With this engine, the vehicle is able to go from zero to 62 mph in 10.7 seconds. This model complies with the Euro V emission standards and returns a fuel economy figure of 45.6 UK mpg (38 US mpg or 6.19 liters per 100 km). It has emissions of only 143 grams of CO2 per km. The SZ-L is priced at 13,145 pounds and is offered with metallic point, with a choice between two colors -- Silky Silver Pearl and Cosmic Black.