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Old 10-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SX4 Towing Capability

I test drove an SX4 JLX automatic this week, it was a loaner while my wifes Aerio was in for a 50K service. I liked it very much, the drive was excellent, very european, tight, responsive etc. In short i would like one to replace my old dodge caravan. Problem is my wife has ambitions for us to get a modest camping trailer which would require towing. Suzuki indicate that none of their "unibody" vehicles are suitable for towing. I found out that Suzuki supply tow hitch kits for the Swift + in the UK so they are not really telling the whole truth here. I was told by a Suzuki sales rep that you can get tow hitches. So, if that is true, how could I establish the safe towing capacity with both braked and unbraked trailers?

I hope someone can help me out here because I like the car very much and the fuel economy is much better than say a Grand Vitara.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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The latest "Quick Reference" chart at my dealer shown 2600+ lbs towing capacity for the SX4

That makes it Suzuki's highest towing capacity vehicle...
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply, concurs with the data on the UK website, 400Kg unbraked, 1200Kg, braked. What follows is the reply I just got from Suzuki Canada:

Thank you for contacting Suzuki Canada.

The SX-4 has not been rated for towing in the Canadian market. As such we recommend that this vehicle not be used as a tow vehicle.

Regards,

Customer Relations
Relations à la clientèle
(905) 889-2677 ext. 2254
SUZUKI CANADA INC.

So helpful, so I can tow in Europe, I can tow in North America but only up to the Canadian border!!
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Aerio SX Hatchback owners are installing this hitch receiver.

So the question is with the similarities between Aerio SX and the SX4, will this hitch work? It is a class 1 receiver which is appropriate for the 400kg unbraked capability of the SX4. One Aerio owner mentions having to cut into the bumper to install. I'm going to call the company for some info. I'll let you know how I make out ...
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If anyone finds out what hitch will work, please post to let me know. I really want to get a hitch to add a hitch mounted bike rack to our car.
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My Suzuki dealer in Montreal told me that Suzuki now have a hitch available for the SX4, try following up with your local dealer. I looked on the Suzuki Canada website last week, there is still no mention of a hitch yet.
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Timsmith,

Who is your dealer?
Suzuki Canada does not offer or sell a hitch for the SX4.

If your dealer is telling you otherwise, they are making it up.

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My dealer is Suzuki Hymus in Dorval, Quebec. Give the sales manager Bob Forrest a call. He told me at a sales event on 22nd November, the details are still sketchy because he still did not know the official towing capacity.
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey TimSmith, welcome aboard from a fellow Montrealer (got mine in Laval)!
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This was just posted on a different forum:
A trailer hitch is now available for the SX4 - SX4 Forums


It's a 1-1/4" hitch Class 1, but it's only $140
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