The Suzuki SX4 continues the Japanese manufacturer's dominance of the compact car marketand it does so impressively. Suzuki never managed to capture the "regular" automobile market quite like its contemporaries did, so it smartly refocused its attention on a niche that it could and, in fact, did excel in. In many ways, the SX4 can be said to be to a culmination of Suzuki's efforts through the years. The look certainly harkens back to the original compacts that the company put out in the early 70ssmall yet stylish, compact yet strangely spacious at the same time.
Unlike many compact cars, the great thing about the Suzuki SX4 is that it is quite a performance vehicle. While never boasting of an engine larger or more powerful than a 2.0-L inline-4 diesel, it was a fixture on the World Rally Championship circuit for 2 years where it performed impressively. Its greatest claim to fame was posting a record time of 9:51.278 in the grueling 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Now, if it can perform that impressively under such tough conditions, you know that it will serve you well on the ordinary roadways of America!
Today, the Suzuki SX4 is about to enter a new stage in developmental evolution. All the signs point to significant improvements in style, performance, and power. Until that new one comes out, however, there is still a lot that the current model can offer. With the spate of Suzuki SX4 parts and accessories out in the market today, there is no replacement or upgrade that cannot be done to make this great ride even better than it already is. So if it's speed, style, and performance that you're looking for, then the Suzuki SX4 is the perfect compact cruiser to have parked in your garage!