Saturday, January 23, 2010

Suzuki Offers SX4 With Peugeot 1.6-litre Diesel Engine

Suzuki U.K. is broadening the SX4’s range with the addition of a second diesel option, the 1.6 DDiS engine supplied by Peugeot which complements the existing 118 Hp (120 PS) 1.9 DDiS. The 1.6-litre turbo diesel unit has an output of 89 Hp (90 PS) and 215 Nm (159-lbs/ft) of maximum torque. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and available exclusively as a front wheel drive model, the SX4 1.6 DDiS goes from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 12.2 seconds and has a top speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). Combined cycle figure is 5.1 lt/100km or 53.3 UK mpg / 46.0 US mpg while CO2 emissions are 139 g/km.

The new SX4 1.6 DDiS will be offered with similar equipment levels to the SX4 1.6 GL but adds manual air conditioning, heated door mirrors, 16 inch alloys, roof rails, front fogs and wheelarch extensions. According to Suzuki, the on-the-road price is £11,999 ($24,990 or €17,250) and, in common with petrol-engined models, the new diesel model qualifies for a 6D insurance grouping.

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