Offering a smaller carbon footprint and heightened responsiveness, the 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack has an all-new 2.0-liter engine that delivers 150 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, in combination with 140lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm.
The SX4 SportBack succeeds the SX4 Crossover, which combines the practicality of a five-door hatch and the neo-aggressive dynamic of a Eurocentric sport sedan.
Due to its sport mode and in the tradition of the urban-oriented SX4 sold in European markets, the SX4 SportBack features a lower ride height, performance shocks and standard anti-roll bars.
The changes to the exterior include the removed roof-mounted rack, minor tweaks to the bumper and grille, revised rear spoiler, chin spoiler and side skirts.
Meanwhile, more than a dozen improvements have been made on its interior, including power windows and locks, dual power rearview mirrors, tilt steering wheel, trip computer, split folding rear seats and rear passenger floor vents.
The SportBack's interior trim enjoys an all-new instrument cluster, aluminum-look accents, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 and XM Satellite Radio compatibility, a driver's information center and armrest for the driver's seat.
The standard integrated navigation system on the 2009 SX4 is seen as well on the 2010 SX4 SportBack with notable enhancements: Airline arrival and departures, 3D graphics, lane guidance and Doppler weather maps.