2009 Suzuki SX4 Will Have Navigation System Standard
By Brendan Moore
Suzuki has announced that the 2009 SX4, at a base price of less than $16,000, will have a fully integrated, Garmin-supplied OEM navigation system as standard equipment.
There is very little that is stunning news anymore, and this doesn’t qualify in that category, either, but it is quite surprising that Suzuki would make navigation standard on such an inexpensive car. It really moves the feature down-market compared to its previous lowest price-point, which as far as we can tell, was the Honda Civic EX at $21,095. That is the cheapest car you can currently buy that has a full-fledged navigation system as standard equipment.
The Suzuki SX4 also offers AWD at a very low price point, and this combined with the navigation system will guarantee that many more shoppers will give the car a long, hard look.
The first quarter of 2008 sales results saw the SX4 come in at 7,586 units, up 93% over the same quarter previous year. The 2008 model currently has a base price of $15,395 including $625 for shipping.
The Suzuki navigation system features a flip-up 4.3 screen and is available with Microsoft Network features and Bluetooth capability, real-time traffic, weather forecasts, and a gas-price finder. Suzuki calls it T.R.I.P., for travel, real-time traffic, information and play.
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