Development is well underway on the next generation of Suzuki’s SX4 small car, as these recent spy photos reveal.
Spotted undergoing testing in Spain, these hatch prototypes look to maintain a similar overall profile to the current model.
This includes the current model’s plunging window line, although the existing front quarter windows have been eliminated, or at least reduced in size.
Current-generation SX4s have been available locally since early 2007 in sedan and hatch forms, with hatch models available in all-wheel-drive.
The current SX4 was co-developed with Fiat, which produces a Sedici-badged version currently sold across Europe.
Development is expected to be a Suzuki-exclusive affair this time around, with Fiat expected to replace the Sedici with a production version of the 500X small SUV concept teased recently.
SX4 production is likely to continue to be sourced from Japan, with the first models expected some time in 2013.
Speaking with TMR today, Suzuki Australia’s Andrew Ellis suggested that Australia may not see the next-generation SX4 until 2014.
He confirmed that the current model will be refreshed locally next month, with detail improvements similar to the Grand Vitara update expected at the same time.
Keep an eye on TMR for any further details.
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