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Suzuki Blizzard Concept Debuts at the 2007 Utah International Auto Expo

By Joe Thompson

The Blizzard concept vehicle was created as part of the 2007 "Suzuki LIVE Series" which is a sequence of brand-dedicated concept vehicles specifically designed for life enthusiasts, adventurers, thrill-seekers and for those whose active lifestyle focuses on snow sports. The Blizzard Grand Vitara offers the following features:

• 2.7 liter turbo charged Suzuki engine
• Custom rack system with backlit board mounts
• Roof rack camera for snow equipment
• Studded snow tires
• Lot lift (rear gate, chair lift style seat for taking gear on and off)
• Built-in glove and boot warmers
• Internet access to check snow conditions
• Interior color/materials scheme from snowboard equipment
• Ventilated wet gear storage (located in back cargo area)
• Dockable iPod™ station in rear area
• In-car video and gaming system

All-new 2007 Suzuki SX4
The 2007 Suzuki SX4 compact sport crossover was branded as "Best kept Secret of 2007" by Autobytel. Designed for people who love the outdoor adventures, the SX4 is an acronym that stands for Sport X-over for 4 seasons of weather. It features a handsome five-door hatchback design, a sophisticated standard all-wheel-drive system, excellent stability and crisp handling characteristics.

The SX4 was built in Japan and is equipped with only the top-of-the-line Suzuki's Suzuki's auto body parts and features a sophisticated 2.0 liter, in-line four cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine rated at 143 horsepower. The SX4 is also fitted with intelligent all-wheel-drive (i-AWD) as standard equipment.

Standard features of the SX4:

• Six airbags
• Four-wheel ABS with EBD
• Seatbelt pretentioners
• Power windows
• Locks and mirrors
• Remote keyless entry
• Air conditioning
• AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers
• Titlt steering wheel
• 16 inch alloy wheels
• Black roof rails
• Daytime running lights
• Fender flares and silver bumper guards

The SX4 is offered in two trims: SX4 and SX4 Sport. The SX4 is available with the Convenience Package, which includes cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. On the other hand the SX4 Sport includes: TCS and ESP, auto temperature control, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, premium audio with six-disc CD changer and nine speakers (including subwoofer), silver-color roof rails and SmartPass keyless entry and start system.

The other Suzuki vehicles that are to be presented at the 2007 Utah International Auto Expo includes: the all-new 2007 Suzuki XL7, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Suzuki Forenza Sedan and Forenza Wagon, 2007 Suzuki Reno, and the 2007 Suzuki Aerio.
About the Author
Joe Thompson is the owner of a successful auto body shop in Ferndale, California. This 38 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications.

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