The new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – rival Nissan Qashqai?|RSC

 

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The first generation Suzuki SX4, first appeared on the market in 2006, and was created jointly by the Italian company “Fiat”. The car was destined for the European market. At this time, the Japanese took up their own business.

From some angles, the car resembles “Qashqai”, although in fact there is nothing special about this model. Huge front lights were popular in the past decade, now, we are increasingly seeing modern narrow headlights with LED lamps. But maybe the exterior is not so important? Perhaps, such a car should be chosen by calculation.

Compared with the “Suzuki SX4″ of the first generation, the new ” Suzuki ” grew, became 15 cm longer (4.3 m), 4 cm wider (1.77 m), the height remained The same 1.57 m. The distance between the axes increased by 10 cm (2.60 m). Although the new model has become bigger, its weight has decreased by 80 kg and now the car weighs 1160 kg, which is 50 kg less than the basic configuration of Qashqai. The engineers also took care of the capacity of the luggage compartment and increased it by 150 liters, now the luggage compartment capacity is 420 liters.

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The salon “Suzuki SX4 S-Cross” looks quite modern, but the plastic on the dashboard can not be called qualitative. In addition, the distances between the plastic parts are not the same. Salon equipment can not be called poor. In the configuration of GL, air conditioning is even in the trunk, in addition, heated seats, cruise control, a full electro package, CD player with a USB port. In the GL + version, there is an automatic climate control with two zones, the car can be opened and started without a key.

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While driving, the driver quickly finds a comfortable position, the seats are beautiful and comfortable, and the steering wheel is adjustable in all directions, in a fairly large range. Passengers in the back seat will feel comfortable enough, places are enough for the legs, and over the head, and in the shoulders. Although, as practice shows, the third passenger in the back seat only hinders, in this car, he will find a place. Therefore, for a comfortable salon, hotel thanks to the engineers.

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The new “Suzuki SX4 S-Cross” is offered with a 1.6-liter engine, which can be both petrol and diesel. Gasoline engine 1586 cm3 1.6 VVT Japanese-made and borrowed from the “Fiat” Turbo Diesel 1598 cm3 1.6 DDiS. Both engines have quite a solid 120 hp. Models can be either front or full-drive. Gasoline engines are completed with a five-speed manual gearbox, diesel six-speed. Both engines work quietly and without vibration.

Summarizing, we can say that for love, such a car will not choose, and on the street, it will not stand out from the flow of cars. Low price in comparison with competitors “Suzuki SX4 S-Cross” also can not boast. The control system and then the car behaves on a winding road – this is a plus. However, the gray appearance and not too high-quality assembly are definitely cons. There are too many “buts” in this car …

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