Engine is very peppy. There is slight turbo lag below 1500 rpm. But when car goes to 1500 rpm and whatever load it has the power gush is felt and car goes like rocket. Especially at 3rd and 4th gear the car is like wild bull. The 4th gear is a boon for this car and it can take off the car from 25 km/hr to 80 km/hr speed in just 12.0-13.0
seconds which is second highest timing after Vento leaving behind all other so call powerful cars of this segment. The power output at 4th gear is very useful while overtaking and relax driving. You can easily surprise vehicles coming behind you. It happened many times for me. While overtaking the vehicles behind me feel that they can catch me. But soon as I get space for overtaking my car disappears from there sight. The power delivery is very linear. Braking:
The breaking of this car it best among all car available in this segment. The SX4 has set bench mark of breaking distance of 21.47 meters (80 km/hr-0Km/hr speed). The record itself speaks that when there is matter of life and death you are in the safest car. Check out this link: http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...miling-10.html
Dharmesh says, “But there are things to learn from this incident.
1. Wear seat belts
2. Good brakes a necessity in today's car.
3. air bags a necessity in today's car.”
The breaking distance is superb and class leading in the SX4
Handling is very nice till 120 km/hr speed and I have not tested handling beyond that speed till today as I stay in hilly areas. But when you are on Ghat section there you can throw the car around corner no issues with it. When climbing the ghat on open road I can drive the car on 4th gear easily at speed of 60+ but then there is crawling trucks in front of me then I have to come down to 3rd gear and which is sufficient at full load. Fuel Efficiency:
I got overall 17.2 Km/liter fuel efficiency before first service. I have not checked it after service.
Left side tail lamp cluster
Right side tail lamp cluster
Rare Glass mounted antenna. Just look at the amount of light comes inside the car.
Right Eye of the Man
More light inside the car cabin