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Old 18th June 2008, 12:22   #16
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Yes and who gave you the advice after a gruelling torture test of the pre-launch vehicles?
you sir its down in the books of that dealer, din't take to long to sit with the gm-sales and zonal manager-south at you know where, and get the company details on the car and watch the car being sold in europe buddy, ask kesh how many times we have spoken about the sx4 vs cedia, when we went to the mcd for the late night drives.

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But will you get to drive it?
by what i kind of guess after some speaking over the phone i guess i could be as far as you know.

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the hood is real carbon fiber with real vents costing a nice $575 +shipping.
Ok, I thought they are just for looks. This SX4, it seems, also needs a lot of air.



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well the sx4 wrc makes 320 cos it runs a better cooling system for the larger turbo it utilizes than a g16 from mitsubishi, and it puts it throught to the ground through a half a million dollar 5-speed manual with sequential transmission and a 3 disc clutch.
To the sx4t the internal mods done right now are only different con-rods, and an added g16 turbo to the base model with the iAWD and a VVTi head. ...
I was just appreciating the engine that even being old manages to do a lot of things. Obviously manufacturer supported rally car will be good enough for that last ounce of tuning.

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"Pls look for the rules of the JWRC – the cars running have to have a 1.6l engine and the m16a DOHC VVTi is what serves in the JWRC Swifts, even the sport swifts that are sold under the GT badge have the same engine." - I am speaking about the JWRC Swift and Swift Sport as sold in most of Europe and Australia.
This really surprised me. All I know is that Swift in JWRC makes 218hp and 19 kgm of torque. I had never imagined they can produce these figures from M16.


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Well don't get me wrong but I had the first Sx4 on the forum sir, i know the inside out of my car,and what all i have for store for it. I have invested about 3 months time in the details and development of the car before I got it, through the dealer and the zonal manager of maruti.
I have even been directly responsible for maruti making the recall on the first batch of sx4 for clutch problems. I had even taken my brand new car to MMST track in madras and tested it inside-out, after the recall.
pls check http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor-...nwards-15.html for posts #215 and #225.
Why should I get you wrong. Actually, looking at they way you were talking and the SX4 hatch made me feel that you are not in India and dont know about the SX4 and in which form it has made it here.Sorry for mistake!
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Why should I get you wrong. Actually, looking at they way you were talking and the SX4 hatch made me feel that you are not in India and dont know about the SX4 and in which form it has made it here.Sorry for mistake!
hey no offence buddy, I am just here in Denver doing my degree in automotive technology, and racing for a dirt oval team and just signed up with a drat team that does bracket racing. will be driving my car for them.
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hey no offence buddy, I am just here in Denver doing my degree in automotive technology, and racing for a dirt oval team and ...
Ok, man! Your post really misguided me. I should have seen you location!Any ways, happy times and ending.
Would love to have more information about the Automotive Degree.
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Sure buddy I could fill you in on that.
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I am just here in Denver doing my degree in automotive technology.
Fill me in about your degree too. I am also probably studying the same thing (mechanical with automotive engineering, although in Canada). Wanted to see how it is elsewhere.
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You got me there MAG, keeping track of all sx4 developments kind of off, I even know of an sx4 in India that could be turboed pretty soon.
So, when do we get to see a TC'd SX4 monish ?
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Hot looking machine, really wonder if maruti could get the look for the Indian shores. But 1 thing what i noticed is the odd placement of the filter. What good is it gonna do?
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So, when do we get to see a TC'd SX4 monish ?
May be in the end of September if all goes well.
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re-opening this thread because I really liked the pictures and the specs
will we indians ever get to see this avatar here?
possibly in a permanent 4WD diesel variant?

IMO it would definitely be worth considering!

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The Specs

Mating a turbocharger to the stock 143-hp powerplant injects some Hyde-like personality into Suzuki’s little hatch. How much boost? Try a whopping 78 ponies and 72 lb.-ft. of torque at a relatively conservative 7 psi of boost. That means this 221-hp subcompact is expected to reach 60 mph in the 7-second range.


The Drive

The superscripted “t” on the concept’s SX4t badge appears subtle, but when we popped up the carbon-fiber hood we saw lots of trick-like plumbing and polished aluminum. Starting up the SX4t triggers a markedly different exhaust note than stock: The bass-heavy rumble pumps quite a bit of character into this modded Suzuki. Like many turbocharged cars, the low-end grunt won’t push you back in the seats right off idle. However, when the turbo spools up midway through the powerband, the engine wakes up with an aggression that’s far removed from the acceleration of the lackadaisical donor car. Nail the throttle to the floor, and engine momentum quickly spins the tach clockwise. When traffic opened up briefly during our afternoon drive in Southern California, this turbocharged SX4 gave us an ear-to-ear grin as it lurched ahead.

Excellent visibility all around, a logical interior layout, and a surprising amount of available amenities make the SX4 Crossover a compelling ride on its own. What’s more, the 2009 model will be the only sub-$16,000 car in North America with a standard navigation system—that’s a good deal. So how much extra would you pay for this turbo option? It’s available as a kit for $5400 (plus an estimated $1200 installation at the Suzuki dealer). The turbo’s added oomph enhances desirability, but it becomes harder to justify in the entry-level market when the total price creeps up toward $23,000. After all, a Honda Civic Si starts around $21,000.


The Bottom Line

The Road Race Motorsports turbo kit increases the SX4’s fun-to-drive factor exponentially. And if you can stomach its price, it’s one heck of a way to turn a humble commuter workhorse into an unassuming little barnstormer. Either way, this is the kind of car Suzuki should be building—right from the factory.
taken from: PM News - Popular Mechanics

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2008 SUZUKI SX4t CROSSOVER CONCEPT

The Vision
Catering to requests from auto enthusiasts, Suzuki is taking the SX4 Crossover's outstanding capability to the next level in performance. The SX4's unit structure and standard all-wheel drive can handle additional horsepower, so in partnership with Road Race Motorsports, the SX4's 2.0 liter DOHC four was upfitted with Road Race's proprietary turbo kit, the chassis was improved with sport springs, and wheels and tires grew to 17-inch.

Suzuki's J20A engine is equipped with a 16G GT3 Turbo and Tial 38mm wastegate. With seven pounds of boost, the engine's stock 143 class-leading horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque are upgraded to 221 horsepower and 208 lb-ft of torque.

Helping to control this significant upgrade in horsepower are Road Race's GRIP springs and performance brake pads. An oil filler cap and battery tie-down – in billet – are supplied by Suzuki's in-house parts group, SWT.

Less is more
Simplifying some of the exterior lines and removing the roof rack resulted in a sleek, unified appearance. To stay and look cool, Road Race installed its own CarbonTrix carbon fiber hood, and provided the SX4's roof and A, B, C and D pillars with a complimentary dark metallic gray finish. Suzuki's Quicksilver metallic remains the primary color south of the greenhouse, visually meshing with Rota's 17-inch five-spoke rims.

With a subtle approach to visual differentiation on the outside, Suzuki kept the interior similarly low key. Front seats benefit from a custom bolster, and both front and rear seats are recovered, featuring new fabric inserts which continue the exterior's silver metallic theme. To further accentuate the SX4's performance intent, the driver's contact points are enhanced by a sport steering wheel, taken directly from a Suzuki Swift, and SWT's drilled pedal set.

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The Rockford Fosgate audio system features an enhanced amp, speakers and subwoofer. And when not reaching for the audio knob, manual transmission enthusiasts will enjoy the sequential feel provided by Road Race's billet shift lever controlling the SX4's five forward gears.

With a genuine boost under the hood, and the enhanced drivetrain clothed in a discreet cosmetic treatment, the Suzuki concept speaks to the ongoing desire of motorists everywhere to go about their business quickly, albeit quietly.

Technical Specifications
Mechanical:
• Turbocharged and intercooled J20A engine featuring 16G GT3 Turbo and Tial 38mm Wastegate
• 221 horsepower (5,100 rpm) and 208 lb-ft of torque (3,800 rpm)
• 2.0 liter DOHC four requires PREMIUM fuel
• Road Race Motorsports GRIP springs
• Road Race performance brake pads

Exterior:
• CarbonTrix carbon fiber vented hood
• Rota five-spoke Torque wheels – 17 X 7.5
• Yokohama Advan Neova tires – 225/45/R17 91W
• Removal of factory cladding
• Removal of factory roof rack and mounting studs

Interior:
• JDM Suzuki Swift steering wheel
• Rockford Fosgate audio system, with upgraded amp, speakers and subwoofer
• Road Race sequential-style shift knob
• Custom bolster in front seats
• Custom seat fabric inserts
• SWT billet drilled pedal setgot a chance tio drive the car last wednesday when a suzuki delear had go it the the carrer fair in my college.
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Just wanted to find out if there are any updates on the SX4 Crossover releasing in India!

Any news anyone?
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Just came across this link today & it seems the SX4 Crossover is getting a facelift with reworked front fascia using chrome inserts, plastic cladding and smoked headlamps. Don't know if this will make its way to the Indian shores any sooner. MSIL please get this to India as the medium sized SUV is going to be the next big opportunity in India.
Suzuki SX4 Crossover facelift spotted overseas
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Old 24th November 2014, 14:25   #28
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Suzuki launched the SX4 S-Cross in Malaysia - check out

http://www.msn.com/en-in/autos/news/...Y?ocid=UP97DHP

Looks to be another option on horizon, this is how the SX4 should have debuted in India (than the 3rd box version)
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