Suzuki has announced the prices for the 2013 SX4 S0Cross in the UK following its unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The crossover will be available at a starting price of 14,999 GBP (Rs 8.95 lakh) and will be on sale from October this year.
The car will be available in four trim levels, with the base SZ3 (LXi) variant coming with features like air conditioning, cruise control, MP3 stereo, electric mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels. The top of the line SZ5 (VXi) will come loaded with luxury features like heated front seats, double sliding panoramic roof, leather seats along with other standards benefits like satellite navigation, rear parking sensors and rear view camera. All cars will come standard with ESP and seven airbags.
The UK spec SX4 S-Cross will is powered by two sets of engines; a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel mill both developing 120PS power. The diesel variant gets a standard six-speed manual transmission while the petrol model can either be configured to a five-speed manual or a CVT, with the option available only with the top spec SZ5 variant. The SZ5 can also be ordered with a four-wheel drive system while all the other variants are driven via the front wheels.
The booming crossover segment in India means that Maruti-Suzuki is likely brings the SX4 S-Cross in India, though it will be stripped off of most of its accessories to participate actively in the price battle. The car will also most likely be powered by the 1.6 –litre petrol and the omnipresent 1.3-litre fiat sourced Multijet diesel that currently powers the SX4. The car will most likely be priced at around 6-8 lakh and will sit right above the next generation SX4 sedan.