The SX4 is an all-new compact car from Suzuki. Suzuki says SX4 stands for Sport X-over for 4 seasons, in reference to an all-wheel-drive model that is not actually offered in most GCC markets. The crossover-style hatchback came first, then a tall sedan came in mid-2008. Originally fitted with a standard 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, the SX4 can be equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, while also coming with an optional four-speed automatic. A 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine debuted with the sedan. The hatchback offers versatility and even looks like a stylish mini-4WD with its black plastic body-cladding. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors, remote keyless entry, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers, tilt steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels and black roof rails on the hatchback. The higher trim level adds electronic stability control and traction control, auto temperature control, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, premium audio with six-disc CD changer and nine speakers including subwoofer, silver-colour roof rails and more. Basic safety features include dual front airbags and ABS brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, although non-GCC markets get better safety equipment.