The 2020 Suzuki SX4 is a compact crossover that also underpins a similar sedan. One of the best things about the upcoming model is that will keep the entire drivetrain lineup. Four petrol engines and two diesel units are available at the buyer’s choice. Well, not all markets will see all of them. What’s more, the crossover is available under different names. The most popular is the SX4 Cross or S-Cross. This is the most frequent name you will run to.
Although a compact model, interior dimensions are used perfectly. There are enough room and features for all five passengers. The 2020 Suzuki SX4 also offers ground clearance for off-road adventures. In combination with a diesel engine, this crossover could become a favorite toy for a family trip. AWD models are optional, so the SX4 comes with plenty of possible upgrades as well. All in all, the S-Cross is going to be one of the most interesting models, especially if it keeps the attractive price.
2020 Suzuki SX4 Redesign or Not?
The SX4 had a big facelift in 2017. Current look dates from that time. It is still not the time for the big redesign yet. The styling is attractive and modern. The aesthetic look draws the attention of younger buyers, and Suzuki is still not planning updates. Well, minor changes will be there to refresh the 2020 Suzuki SX4 Cross. Exterior dimensions will be the same, and even the redesign is not going to bring the new architecture. The compact crossover is 170 inches long and 70 inches wide. The wheelbase is 102 inches. Under the body, there are 7 inches of ground clearance. For a compact crossover, this is more than enough. Well, do not expect from SX4 to run over toughest terrains like it is a big rig.
Suzuki downgraded the SX4 in 2013 when the crossover entered the new generation. This model used to get power from a larger unit, but now the base offer starts with a 1.0-liter straight-three drivetrain. The mill delivers 110 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. This one is available only in a few markets. Buyers are keener to purchase larger displacements. These are 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6-liter models. Power varies from 140 hp with the smallest turbo mill, 99 hp from the mid-range engine, and to 110 hp with the biggest one. All-wheel drive is optional, and the 1.4-liter Boosterjet will achieve 200 kmh (125 mph). It is not too quick since the 2020 Suzuki SX4 will need nearly 10 seconds to accelerate 0-60 mph.
2020 Suzuki SX4 Diesel Engines Specs
This is not the end of the list of engines. The 2020 Suzuki SX4 offers a couple of diesel engines and both are turbocharged. The smaller unit is a 1.3-liter DDIS. The famous Fiat’s MultiJet drivetrain delivers 75 hp for this crossover. Its output goes up to 105 hp for some high-end cars. Well, there is a more powerful engine in the diesel lineup. A 1.6-liter MultiJet replaced a 1.9-l displacement. The best output of this one is 120 hp.
2020 Suzuki SX4 Interior Dimensions And Accessories
The 2020 Suzuki SX4 will be well organized for its size. The boot space is offering 430 liters or 16.6 cubic feet. The latest facelift introduced tilt for the rear seats. But, if you fold the rear row, you will gain extra space for cargo. The capacity increases to 31 cubic feet or 875 liters. This is the average cargo volume. The SX4 Cross lacks 70 liters behind Kia Sportage but offers more room than Skoda Yeti. With seats down, the difference is huge and Suzuki’s crossover comes with much less space.
The base model of 2020 Suzuki SX4 will come with a clean and simple layout. Well, there are no too many options, but the crossover still manages to meet demands of most buyers. The 2017 MY facelift brought much better materials that cover seats and upholstery. There is a lot of plastic inside, but it is pretty solid with soft finishes. The small crossover is not going to offer generous leg room. Still, adjustable seats can create extra space and improve the overall comfort.
There are three trim levels of the SX-4 Cross. The offer starts with the base one SZ4, which upgrades to SZ-T and SZ5. Standard package includes air-condition system, 16-inch alloy wheels, USB port, and cruise control. SZ-T adds larger wheels, navigation, heated seats wrapped in leather, and LED DRLs.
Release Date and Competition
The 2020 Suzuki SX4 is going to appear in many markets. The company will introduce the new model early next year. We believe the price stays put for the upcoming model, and the next redesign will change the price tags. If you don’t like the SX4 Cross, you can always look for other models in the same segment. These are Nissan Qashqai, Honda HR-V, Kia Soul and Sportage, or even Ford Fiesta. The versatility of the SX4 is combining elements of compact and subcompact crossovers, and even hatchbacks.