Maruti’s SX4 hits the Indian roads
The much awaited A3 segment car from the country’s largest carmaker, Maruti udyog limited, SX4 Sedan has finally hits the indian roads today.
The company announced two variants of car Vxi and Zxi priced in the range of 6.18 lakhs to 7.24 lakhs. Maruti SX4 Vxi model is priced at 6.18 lakhs and SX4 Zxi model is priced at 6.89 lakhs. A higher end version of Zxi (with leather pack) is also be available for 7.24 lakhs. (ex-showroom, New Delhi). By setting this competitive pricing, the car is expected to be the tough competitor for the popular models lke Honda City and Ford Fiesta.
SX4 sedan comes with an advanced next generation M Series engine of Suzuki, which will produce a maximum power of 102 bhp and also has a high torque of 145Nm @4200 rpm. Its 4 valve, 1.6 litre engine will meet the stringent Bharat IV stage emission norms and is said to be compilent with the Euro IV and V norms in future.
Maruti Udyog has claimed that SX4 sedan is the tallest, widest and longest car in the class with enough headroom and legroom and with a highest ground clearence of about 190 mm. The company also claims it to have a localisation level of 79% and its engineers worked hard in the critical areas like suspension tuning, ground clearance, engine tuning, seat comfort and interiors to make it comfortable for the Indian market.
The company has already dispatched 1500 units of the car and is set to dispatch another 500 by tomorrow. But industrial sources says, this supply will meet only part of the demand. Hence as of now, only those who have booked well in advance may get the car in this first slot. Others has to wait for little time to drive their dream car.
Our detailed preview on the technoligical part of the car can be found here
For pictorial review on maruti SX4 click here