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New 53mpg Diesel for Front Wheel Drive Suzuki SX4

Suzuki’s SX4 sport crossover range is now being offered with a second diesel option.

The new 1.6 DDiS engine – supplied by Peugeot – is available in addition to the existing 120 PS 1.9 DDiS unit. The combined cycle economy figure is 53.3 mpg and CO2 emissions are 139 g/km, yet the latest SX4 can manage 0-62 mph in 12.2 seconds and has a potential top speed of 109 mph. However this model is only front wheel drive, so this car doesn’t change the greenest 4×4 list.

Equipment levels are similar to the SX4 1.6 GL but it also has manual air conditioning, heated door mirrors, 16 inch alloys, roof rails, front fogs and wheelarch extensions. The price is £11,999 and, in common with petrol-engined models, the new model qualifies for a 6D insurance grouping.

The interior includes 60:40 split rear seats which fold down to create an almost flat floor and a boot capacity of 625 litres. Safety features include front, side and curtain airbags, plus front seat pre-tensioners.

As well as the larger 120 PS diesel, the SX4 also offers a 107 PS 1.6 VVT petrol engine with either two-wheel drive or – in the 4GRIP model – intelligent All Wheel Drive.