Introduced in 2007, the SX4 by Suzuki was a brand-new hatchback, offered at an entry-level price. For 2008, a special front-wheel-drive sedan version was introduced. In 2009, Suzuki shuffled the trim levels to offer a more affordable variant of this car to consumers, and the sedan now offered a folding, splitting rear seat. 2011 saw no major changes. But for 2011, seat side-impact airbags debuted alongside rear head restraints. Standard stability control and rear disc brakes were made standard features in 2012. Updates to the trim levels and options were the only major changes for 2013.