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Old 24th September 2009, 18:13   #31
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Is it going to have K-Series (1.6L Petrol) engine or any diesel engine ???
I think they will launch its diesel variant with a new petrol engine.
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Dont think so that, the 1.6 MJD will make it's way into the SX4, why would FIAT want to screw itself by giving the Engine to Maruti, it would be a suicidal move by them as it could kill Linea.
If they don't get the 1.6L MJD from FIAT, Maruti will try to get a Diesel engine from some other manufacturer like Peugeot / VW, and sales figures of SX4 may touch 2500 per month.

Only FIAT is going to lose here, as they may not get the royalty for about 2000 engines per month (assuming some petrol SX4 buyers may shift to Diesel).

And we all know that sales of Linea is not that much high, but in the range of 800-900 per month.


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Is it going to have K-Series (1.6L Petrol) engine or any diesel engine ???
It is not K-series, but M-series.

M-series is also a new engine range like K-series, that Suzuki tries to install in their cars.


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I think they will launch its diesel variant with a new petrol engine.
A Diesel variant with a petrol engine?

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Old 24th September 2009, 20:53   #33
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K series is meant for smaller cars

M series is meant for small cars
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Old 24th September 2009, 21:08   #34
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Hoping for the M16,VVT engine, that was on card for the car.
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As far as my sources are concerned the new model will have minor cosmetic changes and the same 1.6 engine with VVT-i,the diesel will although have a 1.4 L Engine.
The National Multijet Diesel 1.3 wont be powering it for sure.
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If the new SX4 gets the VVT-i in addition to the Euro-IV conversion then
Can an older SX4 be converted into Euro-IV and is it possible to equip it with VVT-i ??
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Sx4 is really nice car with ample road presence..heard from my dealership friends that it comes with attractive offers now...
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If the new SX4 gets the VVT-i in addition to the Euro-IV conversion then
Can an older SX4 be converted into Euro-IV and is it possible to equip it with VVT-i ??
Yes, it the new engine is based on M16 block.
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A diesel engine will be great, both the swift and the new ritz have excellent diesel engines...
SX4 will really benefit from it...it will be an excellent move by Maruti.
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Maruti Suzuki to relaunch power-packed SX4

25 Sep 2009, 0340 hrs IST, Chanchal Pal Chauhan, ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: Passenger car leader Maruti Suzuki India has stopped manufacturing its most expensive car SX4, the mid-sized sedan, reinforcing the widely-held belief that the small car leader does not have the expertise to make and market big cars. Maruti will relaunch SX4 within a fortnight with a new 1.6-litre engine which will have a much higher pick-up. It will be more expensive than the current top-end Zxi variant, which comes at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Maruti will also rope in Bollywood star John Abraham as the new brand ambassador for the sporty model to arrest falling sales.

SX4 was launched in May 2007 in three manual variants to counter Honda City but could not compete with Honda’s superior technology and brand image. SX4 steered ahead of the City and clocked top sales of over 3,000 cars per month in the first three months of its launch but soon lost speed when Honda launched the third-generation City in November 2008. SX4 sales are now confined to a few hundred units per month.

Honda has sold 37,600 of the new City till August 2009 since its launch (November 2008) while Maruti has sold only 9,763 SX4s in the same period. Despite being cheaper than the City by over a lakh, SX4 trailed by a huge margin last fiscal too, selling only 13,976 cars against City’s 38,200 cars. The new SX4 will have an additional automatic variant, another first for any sedan from Maruti.

It will deliver 165-175 newton metres of power, much higher then the outgoing model and will meet the latest emission norms. When contacted the company spokesman refused to confirm the development. “We do not talk about future launches and product refreshments. However, any product refreshment is an integral part of our marketing strategy to maintain excitement and meet customer’s aspirations.”

Analyst tracking the sector said that by fully loading the new car, Maruti is making another attempt to prove that it can make all kinds of cars. “Maruti Suzuki is a good brand but its Japanese peers Honda and Toyota appeal more to customers when it comes to buying big cars. SX4 performed better than Maruti’s other big car Baleno and initially even overtook City in sales. However, it failed to maintain the momentum after Honda responded with a new and more powerful Honda City. Probably, Maruti is now looking for answers to challenge the mid-size car segment,” Kapil Arora, partner at Ernst & Young said.

Another top executive of the auto industry said just as Maruti has not been able to establish itself as a big car maker, similarly global car maker Honda has not being able to sell its small car Jazz, which sells less than 1,000 units per month compared with its closest competitor Maruti Swift that sells over 5,000 cars per month.



Sorry guys no diesel only automatic

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If they don't get the 1.6L MJD from FIAT, Maruti will try to get a Diesel engine from some other manufacturer like Peugeot / VW, and sales figures of SX4 may touch 2500 per month.
Sourcing Diesel Engine from Peugeot seems to be a possibility, as earlier also they had sourced the Engine from them for the Esteem-D & Zen-D.
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Maruti Suzuki to relaunch power-packed SX4

The new SX4 will have an additional automatic variant, another first for any sedan from Maruti.
This should excite a lot of people here.
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Maruti will relaunch SX4 within a fortnight with a new 1.6-litre engine which will have a much higher pick-up. It will be more expensive than the current top-end Zxi variant, which comes at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

It will deliver 165-175 newton metres of power, much higher then the outgoing model and will meet the latest emission norms. When contacted the company spokesman refused to confirm the development.
165-175 Nm from 1586cc = 110 Nm/ltr. Even the current unit sold in SX4 in UK does not have this rating. Its 145 in UK with VVTi. I wonder if its K series that is brought in. They are talking about 17.1-17.8 Kgm of torque from 1.6 ltr engine. Even the Swift Sport does not possess such torque figures. That is 10.7 Kgm - 11.22 Kgm/ltr. Impressive figures if the article is correct.


Lets see what they are able to bring in.

OT : We know how VTEC from Honda or Toyota VVTi works even upto some extent we know how Hyundai variable valve timing works, but can anyone throw light on how Suzuki VVT works ?
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Let me know, why they should stop Swift? Just because some other manufacturers cannot compete with Swift's popularity? After all, Swift is the undisputed leader in the B+ segment, where others like Getz, U-VA etc just failed to reach a 4-digit sales number!
I agree . Swift will still remain popular even with introduction of SX4 hatch and a diesel version of SX4. Swift is a peppy car to drive which can zip-zap-zoom away even in horrible Bangalore traffic. I would not let go of my swift even if I upgrade. I will use Swift as city car and the new car would be my highway car. Not that Swift doesn't do well on highways but it does lack safety equipment which makes me stay within 80-100 kmph.

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165-175 Nm from 1586cc = 110 Nm/ltr. Even the current unit sold in SX4 in UK does not have this rating. Its 145 in UK with VVTi.
I doubt it will be that much. Half of such articles appear to just create a hype (like a Jetta in 7-9L range - HAH!). If it's 145 in UK, it cant be more than that here with a 5-6bhp increase. Though I do wish it was true.

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The new SX4 will have an additional automatic variant, another first for any sedan from Maruti
Getting in the ring with ANHC VAT? I wish it's good enough to put a good fight and force them to add some more features
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