Steve Younan, Director Product Planning, talks about the Suzuki SX4. Suzuki says they have more vehicles influenced by European design centers than any other manufacturer. The original SX4 was released as a hatchback, but the 2008 model will be a sedan. Originally only intended for the European market, the SX4 is being in North America, India, and Japan. The reason for the success is due in part to the low price (starting under $15,000) and the high number of features this vehicle provides.
Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.