Designed to a "think bigger" philosophy, the new SX4 measures 4310mm long, making it 160mm longer than the outgoing SX4, and 160mm shorter than the 5-door Grand Vitara. The wheelbase has also grown from 2500 to 2600mm.
This evolution ultimately means more interior space for passengers and greater luggage capacity, with rear storage allowance growing from 270 to 430 litres with the rear seats up.
International engine options will include two 1.6 litre units, one a petrol mill based on the current 1.6 litre M16A engine, and the other a 1.6 litre diesel.
The petrol engine will be offered with a five-speed manual transmission only, although Suzuki promises newly optimised gear ratios for better performance and fuel economy.
The diesel will get a six-speed manual option, and both engines will also have a CVT automatic option with a programmed seven-speed 'manual' mode.
Two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations will be available.
Features include a stop-start system to help reduce fuel consumption, along with a double sliding panoramic glass roof.
Speaking with TMR today, Suzuki Australia's Andrew Ellis said that a late 2013 debut is on the cards.