At last year’s SEMA Auto Show we saw the sportbike-inspired SXForce SX4 concept and now we have the new SX4t Crossover Concept based on the regular AWD SX4 Crossover. Built in partnership with California-based Road Race Motorsports, the new concept features a turbocharged version of the stock car’s 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine. The concept is also improved with sport springs and is fitted with 17 lightweight Rota racing wheels.
Engineers added a 16G GT3 Turbo and Tial 38mm wastegate, and with 7psi of boost output is lifted to 221hp and 208lb-ft of torque – up from 143hp and 136lb-ft of torque.
The car’s exterior was also given a major makeover and now features a carbon-fiber hood, a dark metallic gray finish on the roof and pillars and a silver paint job. Inside, there are custom bucket seats, sports steering wheel and drilled aluminum pedals.