Suzuki today unveiled its all-new 2008 Suzuki SX4 sedan (European spec. shown here) in Geneva and plans to debut the North American version in New York next month. (PRNewsFoto/American Suzuki Motor Corporation)
BREA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today announced it will reveal the North American version of the all-new 2008 Suzuki SX4 sedan at this year's New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). This exciting vehicle will join the dynamic Suzuki XL7 midsize crossover SUV, award-winning Suzuki SX4 compact sport X-over (crossover) and media-acclaimed Suzuki Grand Suzuki Vitara as an iconic vehicle that indicates the future direction of the Suzuki brand, and will deliver a sporty blend of driving excitement, comfort and performance.
With features and benefits derived from the highly acclaimed Suzuki Swift, Suzuki will debut the 2008 Suzuki SX4 sedan during its 2007 NYIAS press conference on Thursday, April 5, at 12:05 p.m., in the Suzuki display (#1215, Level 1) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. ASMC introduces its all-new sedan on the heels of an impressive 2006, when the company enjoyed sales in excess of 100,000 vehicles for the first time in its 22-year history. Through February of this year, Suzuki sales have continued to grow -- and the new Suzuki SX4 sedan will help fuel further growth starting this fall.
"It'll be great to be back in a city with so much energy and vitality to unveil our latest vehicle to the North American market, especially since our future products themselves convey so much of that kind of energy and vitality," said Gene Brown, vice president of marketing and PR, ASMC. "The Suzuki SX4 sedan continues to reflect the Suzuki DNA that was established in many markets by the popular Suzuki Swift, and we're excited to have the SX4 sedan joining our wide-ranging line of versatile vehicles."
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan
Introduced globally at the Geneva Motor Show earlier today, the 2008 Suzuki SX4 sedan will make its North American debut at the NYIAS in April. The all-new Suzuki SX4 sedan being unveiled in New York will be built in Japan and features a versatile, four-door design along with a sophisticated 2.0-liter DOHC engine that delivers 143 horsepower.
With its contemporary styling, roomy interior and high-output engine, the all-new Suzuki SX4 sedan delivers stylish comfort with excellent driving dynamics designed for those who lead an adventurous life. The sedan's design incorporates a rounded dashboard with a high roofline to enhance interior space and visibility.
Many features of the Suzuki SX4 sedan are inherited from the Suzuki Swift, including aspects of the suspension and brake systems. Like the Suzuki SX4 X-over, the sedan features a rigid body structure and suspension settings designed for outstanding performance. Customers in the United States will have the choice of a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission, and can buy the vehicle starting in the fall of this year. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan Key Specifications
Wheelbase: 98.4 in./2,500 mm Overall width: 68.1 in./1,730 mm Overall length: 176.8 in./4,490 mm Overall height: 60.8 in./1,545 mm Horsepower: 143hp
2008 Suzuki Product Line
Suzuki's exciting product line features the 2008 Suzuki XL7 and 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs and a variety of cars to match the needs of every lifestyle. The 2008 lineup also includes the functional Suzuki SX4 compact X-over (crossover) and spacious all-new Suzuki SX4 sedan, the popular and versatile 2008 Suzuki Forenza sedan and Suzuki Forenza Wagon, and the European-styled 2008 Suzuki Reno.
Every vehicle in the line provides Suzuki's standout virtues of toughness, leading-edge style and high-end features at very competitive prices. All 2008 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America's #1 Warranty: 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
The Brea, Calif.-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1985 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of more than 530 automotive dealerships in 49 states. Based in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle and outboard motor manufacturer with sales of more than two million new vehicles annually. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 125 countries. For more information, visit www.suzukiauto.com
Source: American Suzuki Motor Corporation