Maruti Suzuki is one of the favorite brands just because it offers great value for money products. The company sincerely considers the needs as well as demands of its customers and then works on the same. The company’s popular sedan Maruti SX4 has been doing its duty since four years and has not received any major upgrades yet. Recently in Spain a SX4 resembling hatchback was spotted under testing and as we believe the car is none other than the next generation 2013 Maruti SX4 itself.
Surely many of you are confused as I said SX4 hatchback, above. For the knowledge of our readers the SX4 is sold in different avatars in different markets, the hatchback model is quite popular in the western countries for its sporty performance and compact form factor and pleasing aesthetics.
Beside the sedan model which is quite popular, the car’s hatchback version is also sold in many markets. In fact Fiat also sells the SX4 hatch as Fiat Sedici in its own market. Enough about the outgoing SX4, let us talk about the new SX4. The new model is so heavily camouflaged that one can hardly comment on the car’s design and the only parts visible are the headlamps, front grille, ORVMs and the tail lamps.
Most importantly this hatch is slightly bigger than the current SX4 hatch meaning that Suzuki has designed a new body, probably closer to Kizashi. Also the front grille seems inspired from Kizashi while the headlamps are a little influenced by the fluidic Verna, though many say the headlamp cluster too is borrowed from the Kizashi.
The interior looks quite different from what we see in the Indian model which is because it is sold as a Suzuki model in International markets and also buyers from the respective markets do demand better quality and better looking interiors. But importantly the interior comes with nothing new and adventurous which perhaps is the reason why the engineers left it like that, without any camouflage while the exterior was covered from head to toe.
The new SX4 will not be launched anytime soon, though we expect the same in 2013. And as far as the engine is concerned, in all hope Maruti could introduce a new in-house diesel engine developed by Suzuki, in the new SX4. Watch this space for more updates on the next generation SX4.
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Updated on 14th March 2013