Introduction : First i booked swift vdi ( which i had to wait for 1 month ) and two days later changed to SX4 as it had a whole lot of equipments at a good price and finally got sunlight copper colour from ABT Maruti chennai. The car was delivered 1 week later. First 2 services over. 8000 kms done so far.
Exterior : At first i liked the styling very much but after 2 or 3 months it didn't appeal that much . I decided to add the MGA body kit which made the car look aggressive and i am loving it. Apart from a scratches on the left side, the car looks clean .
Interior: The interior looks neat but the quality is bad. I decided not to put seat covers as i like the beige seats but it gets dirty very soon and have to clean it regularly. The controls are easy to reach with out stretching. Commanding seating position ( offers great view of the road ) and the seats are very comfortable. The indicator has to be turned off manually almost everytime while turning the car as it turns off automatically only on full steering lock. The automatic climate control works fine and feels great to use but the fan sound is very annoying when running at full speed. I like the amber illumination on the speedo and the climate control illumination. The A pillar obstructs view and once on a deep right turn i coudn't see a bus approaching , i heard the horn and turned the car suddenly otherwise would have crashed. The music system sounds good only with ipod in bass booster mode. The steering mounted controls are very useful. Very easy to get in and out of the car.
Performance: The engine is very smooth. Steering is resposive. Overtaking , cornering are very easy. The car is stable at high speeds. The power delivery is smooth except for a initial lag . Top speed reached was 155 kmph and the car was stable. The tyres are very noisy but the handling of the car is simply awesome. The ride is bumpy. Had no issue with braking. GC is great but after adding those body kits scratched the front bumper bottom several times on steep entrance of my appartment. Haven't scratched on a speed breaker though. A/C is effective but coudn't match that of baleno(my other car). Overall the car is fun to drive especially on the highway.
FE : The FE is around 10-11kmpl in city with A/C always at 25 C and 13 kmpl avg on the highway (best 16 kmpl).
Accessories : MGA body kit : Rs. 22000
Vinyl Stickering : Rs. 6500
Rear visibility, Fit and finish, tyre noise.
Overall : I am totally satisfied . Its extremelly good looking ( especially with body kits ) and zxi is truly value for money package.