One of the hassles of taking people places in a standard hatch or sedan is the shortage of really being able to tackle any rugged roads with any useful level of confidence. AWD vehicles are the choice for the skiers, adventure seekers and even the landscape photographer. Many of us have hobbies and sports that take us beyond the urban jungle, and there has to be a strong case for us to require the services of a vehicle that’s in the know and masters roads without any bitumen. Cars like the Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD have the makeup needed to look good on any road surface, and its cars like the AWD SX4 Crossover that put it all together to make any outing easy, and the journey fun.
Suzuki are well known for making exciting machines like the wild Hayabusa (motorcycle) and Kazashi (sports sedan), so with this sort of design expertise, Suzuki have created the new Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD – a vehicle ready for entertaining.
Now, the SX4 Crossover AWD might not be able to tear strips of tarmac off the sealant in the same vein as a Hayabusa nor slip through back roads like the stealth Kazashi, however, with the AWD SX4 Crossover, you will access enough power to corner with verve and slip past the snail-pacers in front. The 2.0-litre petrol engine puts down a healthy 112 kW of power and 190 Nm of torque so that when you link the two together the small wagon does your running swiftly and very efficiently. A six-speed manual works perfectly to match engine torque and road speed for fun and efficiency, and there is a CVT alternative that is smooth in its operation.
Underway, the AWD SX4 feels well planted, and the small Crossover vehicle rides the bumps in a very controlled and refined fashion. Disc brakes all-round work extremely well when emergency stops require that little bit extra pull back, while the electronic steering gives good feedback for the driver. Sticky 205 rubber holds the SX4 Crossover AWD to the road nicely, and the AWD traction is an added blessing in the wet.
Practicality is a must for your outing to be satisfying, and Suzuki have gone to great lengths to create the SX4 Crossover 2WD and AWD versions to be made in such a way that there are plenty of storage compartments, roof-rails and comfort. Split folding rear seats make for oodles of cargo options; and add to that the roof-rails that can take a couple of bikes or even more food for the family picnic. You’ll find under each of the front seats a storage drawer that glides in and out and tucks neatly away out of sight when closed. This is a really handy space for placing items that you know you’ll need get-at-able but don’t always have to be visibly on hand all the time. One of the nice touches about being seated in the rear seats of the SX4 Crossover vehicles is that they provide great visibility from being placed at a higher height than those at the front, so you can catch the action ahead of you as well as from out the big rear side windows.
Seat comfort is good, with a nice blend of softness and support to pamper you on the way home after slogging up the mountain bike tracks on your 21-speed Giant. Simple and clear dials are easy on the eye, while white and blue illumination is used for the driver’s speedometer and rev counter. MID shows instant and average fuel consumption, driving range (distance to empty), a digital clock and exterior temperature. Digital climate control air-conditioning (S), an eight or nine speaker sound system that features an auxiliary input jack to connect portable MP3 players, cruise control and electric windows and mirrors are some of the nice features on-board the Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD.
Crossover models provide strong safety features that are housed in a strong cage that is referred to as Suzuki’s TECT. Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology ensures the safety of all vehicle occupants. Crumple zones absorb energy in the event of an impact, while the frame disperses it away from the cabin. The highly rigid cabin is also reinforced with side impact beams and reinforced frame members. TECT envelopes other safety features like front seatbelt pre-tensioners, six airbags, ESC, ABS, EBD and BA.
The Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD comes in a variety of models but essentially you have the standard model and then you have the S model with a few more bells and whistles added. And if the urban jungle is where you’ll stay, then don’t underestimate the practicality of the Suzuki SX4 Crossover 2WD which provides all the niceties of the AWD versions but is happier on the bitumen.
The current Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD models include the:
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