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In its new SX4 small crossover, Suzuki may have a car that will finally put it over the threshold as a producer to contend with. Otherwise, it'll have another econobox to jeopardize the brand equity it's largely gleaned from teenaged motorcycle buffs learning to draw that iconic S on their three-ring binders. AutoWeek drove the 2007 SX4, a "sport crossover vehicle," which will debut at next year's New York Auto Show. Based on AW's very basic take, Suzuki may get the former: a solid, 4WD contender among the boatload of new economy cars coming to the US market (e.g., Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris).

First Drive: 2007 Suzuki SX4 [AutoWeek]

Spy Photos: 2007 Suzuki SUV, More Theta Badge Engineering [internal]