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Industry News: Spying: Next Suzuki SX4 Seen Testing

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

July 17, 2012

The current Suzuki SX4 is going on six years and its beginning to show its age. Suzuki knows this and is working on the next generation SX4.

Some new spy shots show how much progress Suzuki has made on the next SX4. The next SX4 appears to be much larger than the current model, thanks to larger greenhouse. Other design changes include a new grille and headlamps.

There also appears to be a large intercooler that is hiding behind the lower fascia, meaning the next SX4 could be packing a turbo engine. This is a play for fuel economy and not performance.

Source: Autoblog

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Interesting. Another vehicle with a larger replacement, alas, but looks promising. Suzuki, if they are not held back by crappy Daewoos, deserves to be on people's lists.

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Shhh...we can't let reg here that...I love him like a brother but would cross the Pacific ocean in a leaky row boat to give hjim a ration of crap.

But yeah....I will have to check that out, ti does look promising.

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Bigger, but my gut tells me just as crappy as their existing product line.

Suzuki, Mazda and a couple other small car companies need to merge into one larger company to have a full product portfolio.

If someone on the boards here want a crappy coffin on wheels, your welcome to it, just take it out of this country.

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was an lol moment today finding and sharing these.......

can't really get into it, but aside from that, I will say this.... myself personally not a fan of that dash at all and it looks like maybe it's growing to matrix / vibe size.. (at least Aerio size)....... which would be ok.

in fact it sorta seems like maybe they stole the Vibe stamping dies....

turbo sounds interesting.......

hopefully it out subarus the impreza.

don't look for this before the 2014 model year. internet news i see says likely a kizashi based crossover in 2014 MY too.......

These are my own opinions here, i think the VW partnership really messed up Suzuki and I think they are trying to get through to the 2014 new products as best they can.

Bigger, but my gut tells me just as crappy as their existing product line.

Suzuki, Mazda and a couple other small car companies need to merge into one larger company to have a full product portfolio.

If someone on the boards here want a crappy coffin on wheels, your welcome to it, just take it out of this country.

you should drive a kizasi its quite good.

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