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Quick Fact: The Suzuki SX4 finished #5 in the World for the 2007 models and #1 for Value in the World Car of the Year Awards. (wcoty.com | World Car of the Year Awards)
Suzuki SX4 Gets GPS?:
Suzuki will pack its 2009 SX4 sport sedan and SX4 Crossover hatchback with a standard, integrated navigation system, making it the only new vehicle under $16,000 to include navigation as a standard feature. Navigation systems are increasingly common as options on an expanding range of vehicle, although the cost typically associated with them is in $1500-$2000 territory.
This GPS system is sourced from segment leader Garmin, and it will offer premium services through Microsoft Network, including real-time traffic, weather forecasts, local event listings, and a gas station finder capable of locating the lowest priced fuel in town. Distinguishing its points of interest (POI) functionality, the SX4 system will feature a number of lifestyle-oriented, Suzuki-recommended destinations and landmarks, such as hip music venues, popular surf spots, interesting road trip attractions, and other activity-focused destinations.
Referred to as the Suzuki T.R.I.P. (Travel, Real-time traffic, Information and Play), the navigation system has a flip-up 4.3-inch touch screen display and Bluetooth hands-free calling technology that can receive and audibly play text messages. This system should add high-tech appeal to these compact cars when the 2009 models arrive at dealers this summer. Hopefully this move signals the time when factory-installed systems will begin to be priced more competitively with aftermarket, portable systems.
Suzuki Moves up to BIG-BOY territory with Kizashi 3 Conecpt:
2008 New York Auto Show Preview
NEW YORK — Suzuki has always marketed vehicles in this country at the, um, more frugal end of the spectrum. The Kizashi 3 Concept, then, serves as a warning shot to more upscale automakers. It's now clear that the introduction of a larger, more upscale Suzuki is on the way. Sharing styling cues with the Kizashi Concept estate wagon and Concept 2 crossover, the 3 model completes Suzuki's upscale lineup. (The 2 was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show, while the wagon first appeared at Frankfurt). Suzuki says this trio of concepts remains close, appearance-wise, to the coming production versions.
Keeping the Wheels on the Road (By Jon Alain Guzik, Yahoo! Autos Editor-at-Large)
As recently as a few years ago the market for all-wheel drive passenger cars was fairly small. If you wanted one, your choices were limited to a few manufactures, and the models like Hyundai tiburon performance parts were usually priced at a premium. That changed with the introduction of the 2007 Suzuki SX4. The SX4 was a neat little five-door crossover that offered style, all-wheel drive, and a low sticker price of $14,999. Suzuki is launching an SX4 sedan for 2008 that offers the same amenities and underpinnings as the crossover, but in a four-door package at a base price of $14,770. For a few dollars more at $16,270, a touring package adds upgraded amenities, and, more importantly, an electronic stability program and a traction control system to keep the wheels on the road in tough driving conditions.
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport First Drive Video
(By Laura Burkholder, Road Test Editor, Roadfly.com) Roadfly recently had the opportunity to drive the 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport through historic Harper’s Ferry in the hills of West Virginia. We came back with only good things to say about this economy sport sedan. If you’re looking for a sporty, agile car and you’re on a tight budget, then the SX4 is perfect for you. You can opt for the 5-speed manual tranny or go for the 4-speed automatic; either way, we you will enjoy the styling and performance of the car.
The SX4 starts at $14,770 (a price that includes heated mirrors, remote control side mirrors, and climate control) and comes with a terrific warranty. The warranty is a 100,000 miles or seven year transferable limited drive train warranty.
With very aggressive European styling and 17” alloy wheels, the Suzuki SX4 Sport gives you more than your money’s worth.
2009 Suzuki Equator
Suzuki's Gene Brown showed the automaker's rebadged Nissan Frontier named the Equator today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The Suzuki Equator is set to go into production by the end of this year and should deliver a decent truck experience, seeing as how it is based on the already proven Frontier and will be built alongside it in Smyrna, Tennessee. Acknowledging that many people will probably be asking themselves, "Why a truck and why now?" Brown shared that trucks are not dead, despite rumors to the contrary. He also explained that most Americans think of motorcycles when they think of Suzuki. And with more than a million bikes sold over the past five years, that makes a pretty sizable market for customers who might like a truck with a matching badge. But thinking a little beyond just motorcycle owners, Suzuki developed three different concepts that represent a truck that matches the capability of an RMZ-4 sport bike, another that captures the backwoods spirit of a Quad, and a third that would make a great boat towing vehicle down at the Quay. And so it was also fitting that the three concepts were called the RMZ-4, Quad and Quay.
The truck actually looked fairly handsome in all three forms, but the black Quay (shown) really looked rather classy. While the RMZ-4 and Quad featured some concept-like styling add-ons, the Quay looked completely ready for prime time. The Equator will come with a choice of a 152-hp inline-four or an optional 4.0L DOHC V6 delivering 261 hp and 281 lb.-ft. of torque. Those will be matched to the buyer's choice of a five-speed automatic, a five-speed stick for the I4 or six-speed manual with the V6. You can read the rest of the details after the jump. -autoblog.com -Frank Filipponio
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