What is it?
It's been doing the whole Nissan Juke thing before the Juke. Still a curiosity, but it's not without merit.
The SX4 could drive worse, surprisingly. The steering is quite sharp and the fact that it's based on the highly competent Swift chassis means it handles far better than you could hope to expect from a car with increased ride height and suspension travel.
It actually rides well and soaks up imperfections in the road better than a lot of superminis.
It comes with a 1.6-litre petrol or a 2.0-litre diesel. Avoid the former, plump for the latter, which is good for 130bhp and 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds.
On the inside
Despite its modest dimensions the SX4, courtesy of a high roofline, is big enough inside to be a useable family car. But not if your family has any possessions, as the boot is tiny.
Depreciation is an unknown quantity at the moment, but expect a car that makes precious little sense to anyone to take a hammering in its first couple of years. That diesel gets 53.3mpg on the combined cycle, which ain't too bad.