From its inception half a decade ago, despite its spacious interiors with frugal engine and Maruti Suzuki nameplate, the Maurti C-Segment Sedan SX4 could not lead in its class. Apart from rivalry from its competitors Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Renault Scala and VW Vento, the looks also didn’t get any change since its first launch.
Now Maruti Suzuki has finally decided to give a facelift by introducing a new model, because the saying goes ‘it’s never too late to prove others wrong’. Though for some time rumors were on that a new model was being tested but recently some spy shots of the new model were captured at the service center of MSIL dealer in Bangalore, which undeniably states the new model will be in market soon.
The 2013 model of SX4 will come with a slightly changed look compared to its predecessor with a revised front facia, a new front grille, adorning horizontal slots and chrome dollops. The rear-end design and the profile are kept as before. The chrome finishing will definitely appeal you. The interiors are a combo of black and beige.
The new SX4 is also going to be powered as before by petrol 1.6 or a 1.3 turbocharged diesel engine. The price tag has not yet been disclosed but is expected to be interesting.
As per reports, “The 2013 Maruti Suzuki SX4 will go on with with the 3 engine choices obtainable on the current vehicle comprising a 1.3 Liter turbo diesel engine, a 1.6 Liter petrol-CNG engine in addition to a 1.6 Liter petrol engine. All the motors come coupled to a five speed manual gear case as standard, with the petrol motor fetching the optional four speed habitual gear case.”
“They said 2013 Maruti Suzuki SX4 might be rolled out at a striking opening rate and it will be exciting to witness if a minor facelift would be sufficient to turn the lucks of the low selling vehicle,” the report added.
Now the buffs have to wait for the 2013 model, and see can it get Maruti up the ladder.