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Coming soon in town: Overhauled Maruti Suzuki SX4

Overhauled version of Maruti Suzuki SX4 coming soon

One of the largest carmakers in India, Maruti Suzuki, is set to unleash an overhauled version of its mid-size sedan, the SX4.

The sales of the SX4 model never really picked up, so the company is working on giving it a serious facelift to bring it into contention with the likes of Skoda Rapid, Nissan Sunny and Volkswagen Vento.

A test mule SX4 was spotted in Gujarat recently and it has sparked a new round of speculations over its inherent features. The early bird to catch a glimpse of redesigned SX4 noted a few things about it - a beefed up bumper, a new honeycomb mesh design, and new chrome studded grille.

As of now, nothing is known about the interiors of the new SX4. However, experts do not expect many changes in the interior or other technical specifications. The SX4 is offered in CNG, petrol and diesel variants.

Suzuki SX4 to debut at 2013 INRC
In related news, The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has revealed Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) calendar for 2013. The Maruti Suzuki SX4 will debut at the INRC early next year.

R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, had admitted that the next year will be difficult for automotive industry, just like the current one. He said, “The next year will also be difficult for the industry, which is expected to show single digit growth.”

MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Shinzo Nakanishi admitted the necessity of perking up the SX4 by saying, “There is a difficulty to increase the sales for the SX4. Minor change is required as otherwise sales would not go up.”