Maruti Suzuki SX4
Maruti Suzuki SX4
Maruti SX4 2012 India
Maruti SX4 2012 is a sedan that clearly attempts to offer the sedan buyer the air of royalty and the performance of a bigger sedan yet be grounded with its value for money and practicality. Arguable the SX4 looks feels and drives like a car that is better put together than any other Suzuki that is made in India. Loaded with Japanese technology and high end features the Maruti SX4 is a king at competitive price. Maruti Suzuki SX4 is an entry level sedan and targets the A3 segment. After the successful run of the Baleno, the company filled the void SX4 sedan as the answer. Running under the same name, like the three box version of its European hatch cousin the SX4 is a great value for money proposition for the Indian market. Maruti introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) factory fitted kit and has also launched the diesel variant of the SX4.
Maruti SX4 2012 Engine
The Maruti SX4 2012 Engine is a 1600cc VVT (Variable Valve Timing) which delivers a maximum power of 104 Bhp at 5600 rpm with a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4100 rpm. The new engine complies with the strict emission norms in India. The new engine delivers a power of 104 Bhp which is 2 Bhp up from the previous 102 Bhp. The engine is very refined and gives excellent pick up.
Maruti SX4 2012 Exteriors
The built, the aggressiveness, road presence is appreciable but there are better looking cars in the country as well. The wide tracks and the over fenders are enhancing the stable looks of Maruti SX4 2012. The exterior features of the car include tubeless tyres, alloy wheels, full wheel cover, body colored bumpers, and body colored side molding, body colored outside door handle, high mount stop lamp, front fog lamps and rear fog lamps. The tall stance and dynamic bodylines enables for precise and stable handling.
Maruti SX4 2012 Interiors
Maruti needs to work on the interior quality of SX4 as after some time it develops rattle. The instrumental cluster is perfectly fitted in the interiors along with a dual display. Other features of the Maruti SX4 2012 interiors included are the features like tachometer, speedometer with illumination control, switch illumination color, information display (temp, clock), head light leveling, integrated stereo and a stereo remote. The aluminum accents for that premium sporty look.
Maruti SX4 2012 Safety Features
The safety features of the Maruti SX4 2012 include airbags for driver as well as the passenger, child lock for rear door, protection beam for side impact, height adjustable seat belts and rear seat belts with three points along with two lamp belts.
Maruti SX4 2012 Colors
Maruti SX4 2012 Ride and Handling
With the right set of tyres, the ride is now more comfortable. The Maruti SX4 2012 with a high ground clearance and big profile tyres rides in style. The suspension is a bit stiff and might not be enjoyable at the traffic snarls. On the rev, the ride gets better. On the corners, you will encounter a bit of body roll as well, but the tyres hold on to the road and the electronic power steering gives good feedback which gives you confidence while cornering. On the flipside the suspension is a bit vocal on the bumps and starts to rattle a bit.
Maruti SX4 2012 Specifications
The Maruti SX4 2012 has an overall length of 4490mm, width 1735mm, height 1560mm for VXI and 1570mm for ZXI, front track 1500mm, rear track 1496mm and the wheelbase is 2500mm. The new car has a higher ground clearance that is 190mm for ZXI and 180mm for VXI. The Maruti SX4 2012 hits the 0-100 kmph mark in just 12.1 seconds with the top speed being 177 kmph.
Maruti SX4 2012 Ex-Showroom Price
The Maruti SX4 2012 price is between Rs 7.02 lakhs and Rs 9.25 lakhs.
MARUTI SX4 VXI (BSIV) RS 702422.31
MARUTI SX4 GREEN VXI RS 760421.69
MARUTI SX4 ZXI MT (BSIV) RS 777589.45
MARUTI SX4 VDI RS 803093.49
MARUTI SX4 ZXI MT, LEATHER (BSIV) RS 811678.31
MARUTI SX4 ZXI AT (BSIV) RS 850017.75
MARUTI SX4 ZXI AT LEATHER (BSIV) RS 884106.82
MARUTI SX4 ZDI RS 891093.50
MARUTI SX4 ZDI, LEATHER RS 925182.50
Maruti SX4 2012 Models
The New Maruti SX4 models are as follows:
Maruti SX4 Vxi: It is the most popular model that contains many incredible features like twin map lights, Leather steering wheel, Driver seat height adjuster, Fabric upholstery, Adjustable head rests for both front and rear seats, Rear defogger, Keyless entry, Driver’s ticket holder, Three assist grips, Speedometer with illumination control, Amber colored Switch illumination, Information display, Headlight leveling, Integrated stereo, CD/ MP3/ WMA, AM/ FM Tuner, 4 speakers (2 front and 2 rear), 2 Tweeters (in front door trims), USB Port, Audible headlight on reminder, Key-off reminder, Door ajar warning lamp, Driver seat belt reminder, Center console with cup-holder ( 2 in front and 1 rear), PET bottle holder at door trim, Cigarette and Ash tray lighter, Key cylinder with illumination ring, Rear fog lamps, Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror on both sides, Glass antenna, Black colored front and rear mud flap, Height adjustable front seat belts, Side impact protection beam, iCATS, Door lock canceller for front door.
Maruti SX4 ZXI: It is the most sought model that contains 5 speed manual gearbox and lots of robust features like front door lock canceller, full wheel cover, AC, power windows, and more.
Maruti SX4 ZXI AT: This Maruti SX4 includes 4 speed automatic gearbox and number of modern features. Independent front suspension with anti roll bar and rear suspension has semi – independent torsion beam. Rest features are the same as other Maruti SX4 Zxi Models.
Maruti SX4 GreenVXi (CNG): All features are same as in Maruti SX4 VXi except for the environment friendly (CNG) accomplice.
Maruti SX4 ZXI MT Leather: All the features are similar to Maruti SX4 Zxi model except for Leather seats, steering wheel and gear knob.
Maruti SX4 VDi: The features resemble the petrol variant Maruti SX4 VXi except for the Adjustable/ Tilt steering wheel given in the car.
Maruti SX4 ZDi: It has automatic climate control. Rest of the features resembles the Maruti SX4 ZXi variant.
Maruti SX4 ZDi Leather: All the features and specifications resemble the Maruti SX4 ZXi MT Leather variant.
Maruti SX4 2012 Competitors
Maruti SX4 2012 gives tough fight to the likes of other sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Etios, Volkswagen Vento, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Linea and Tata Manza.
Compare Maruti SX4 2012 with other Models
Maruti SX4 vs Honda City: Maruti SX4 is cheaper than the Honda City. In terms of the mileage both the cars turn out be duds and fall short when compared to other similar sedans in India.
Maruti SX4 vs Hyundai Verna: the price tags of the both rivals are not much to choose from. The Hyundai Verna aces with good ride and handling and good fuel efficiency compared to the Maruti SX4.
Maruti SX4 vs Toyota Etios: Toyota Etios is surprisingly cheaper than the Maruti Suzuki SX4 and invariably being a Toyota shows it class with better mileage compared to the SX4. The Etios also looks smarter than the Maruti SX4.
Maruti SX4 vs Ford Fiesta: The price of the both cars will put you into confusion. The Ford Fiesta however aces with a got robust engine and higher torque compared to the Maruti SX4.
Maruti SX4 vs Fiat Linea – Maruti SX4 is more spacious than the Fiat Linea. The Fiat Linea however beats with the SX4 with a cheaper price tag and has got the charming exterior looks with great engine power as well.
Maruti SX4 vs Tata Manza: Tata Manza is a winner with a lower price compared to the Maruti SX4. It also boasts of good looks and great fuel efficiency. In terms of the interior space the Maruti SX4 rules over the Tata Manza.
Maruti SX4 Awards
The Maruti SX4 Awards includes:
J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 India Automotive Per (2007)
CNBC-TV18 Autocar Auto Awards (2008)
NDTV profit car and bike awards (2008)
J.D. Power Asia Pacific India Vehicle Dependability (2009)
Maruti SX4 2012 Mileage
The Maruti SX4 2012 Mileage is slightly disappointing at 9.3 km/l within the city and 14.5 km/l on the highway. The ARAI indicates the mileage figures to be 15.5 km/l for manual version and 12.5 km/l for the automatic variation of the car, which seems a bit consoling and contrasting.
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