Tuesday, April 02, 2013
By Shilpa Chopra
Maruti launches revamped version of SX4
Maruti India has launched the diesel engine version of its sedan Maruti SX4 besides giving a facelift to the car. Lately, this car has suffered acute crisis following slow sales due to its availability in only petrol model. Now, that the buyers have an option of turbo diesel engine, it seems that the car will pick up good sales soon. In addition to the introduction of the diesel engine version, the car maker has also given a sincere facelift to the car. The new Maruti SX4 price in India now starts the same at Rs 7.38 lakh. Thus the car giant is offering customers a new car at the same price tag as that of the outgoing model.
The revamped version of the SX4 is available in diesel option as well. Maruti has left no stone unturned in enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the interior and exterior of the car. Where at one side, the front bumper and grille have undergone a change and now exhibiting a superior front styling, on another side, the interior of the car is displaying a brand new dual shade of beige and black. However, there is lot more regarding the interior of the car that has been showing a glimpse of the difference. For an instance, the AC vents and door handles of the interior of the car now feature chrome surrounds along with a trim of marble print. Interestingly, the wing mirrors can be folded electrically and they also feature turn-indicators on them. Customers have an option to select for a unit that is equipped with touch screen. This unit will feature integrated audio, navigation and Bluetooth.
The SX4 will be available in two trim levels that will be offering three diverse kinds of fuel options including diesel, CNG and petrol. If the statement of the company is to be believed then the SX4 petrol is competent enough to deliver the fuel efficiency of 16.7 kmpl, diesel version is competent to offer fuel efficiency of 16.7 kmpl and the CNG option is competent to deliver the fuel efficiency of 22.1 km/kg. However, the company has not modified the prices for revamped version of SX4. Like earlier, the VXI variant is bearing a price tag of Rs. 7.38 lakh, the diesel variant VDI is bearing the price tag of Rs. 8.27 lakh, the top-notch petrol version called ZXI is bearing a price tag of Rs. 8.25 lakh and ZDI variant is bearing a price tag of Rs. 9.22 lakh. Last but not the least, the most-sought after SX4 VXI version equipped with CNG fuel option is priced at Rs. 7.99 lakh.