Suzuki SX4 Top 10 Coolest New Car Under $18,000 by KBB
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SUZUKI SX4 NAMED A 2010 TOP 10 COOLEST NEW CAR UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM
- Contenders rated on safety, economy, room, comfort and technology.
- SX4 garners extra points with ‘je ne sais quoi’.
BREA, Calif. (May 21, 2010) – Following a consistently impressive performance in U.S. showrooms, the Suzuki SX4 Crossover today was named a 2010 Top 10 Coolest New Car Under $18,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. This is the fourth consecutive year the SX4 has received the honor, and while not unprecedented, the five-door SX4 Crossover is among but a handful of vehicles receiving this important recognition on a multi-year basis.
As the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com noted, the entries keep getting cooler each year. The twin factors of fun-to-drive and fun-to-own are important considerations, as is the decidedly subjective “cool factor.” With a small footprint outside, and an expansive interior inside, the SX4 Crossover combines a European sensibility with the reliability of Japanese engineering and assembly. With the least expensive all-wheel drive available in the U.S. market, the SX4 Crossover becomes a plaything (or work tool) on any part of the North American continent, navigating equally well the snow of New England and the beaches around Newport Beach, Calif.
“We are very pleased with the reception shown to the SX4 Crossover by both the U.S. media and consumers,”
noted Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president of American Suzuki Automotive Operations.
“The recognition from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com confirms what our engineers and product planners have always believed – ‘inexpensive’ and ‘fun-to-own’ needn’t be mutually exclusive.”
The SX4 Crossover is one of three distinct models in the SX4 lineup. The SX4 sedan and Sport provide a more conventional three-box (hood, greenhouse and trunk) profile, while the new-for-2010 SX4 SportBack combines the SX4 Crossover’s five-door functionality with an asphalt-specific suspension. All vehicles enjoy a new 2.0-liter powertrain and available CVT automatic transmission.