The Suzuki S-Cross has been officially unveiled as the successor to the SX4 model-line. This new option will be manufactured at Suzuki’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Suzuki Corporation and sales will start in Europe from the end of 2021, followed by export to Latin America, Oceania, and Asia.
The Suzuki S-Cross has been designed with a large, piano-black grille and headlamps each with three LED position lamps. The lamps and the bonnet are placed high to enhance the appearance as an aggressive SUV.
The side view features squared wheel arch mouldings, while the flowing shoulder line aims to communicate a strong yet smooth sense of power. As with the front face, the rear lamps and bumpers are placed high to create a sense of dynamism. The Japanese manufacturer says that from any angle, the Suzuki S-Cross design communicates the dignified form of a rugged SUV.
The interior of the Suzuki S-Cross has a three-dimensional shape with a centre console that houses a large, multifunctional 9,0-inch HD display audio system which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and provides driving support functions such as vehicle information and camera image display.
The Suzuki S-Cross is powered by a 1,4-litre four-cylinder DITC mild-hybrid engine with a power output of 95 kW and 235 N.m of torque. 10 kW and 50 N.m is sourced from the 48-volt system. AllGrip Select has been adopted for the four-wheel drive system. A dial allows users to easily select a driving mode according to the driving conditions, such as when prioritising fuel efficiency or driving on snowy roads, to achieve optimal driving performance in a wide variety of road conditions.
The 48-volt SHVS mild hybrid system is standard equipped in European model. In addition to minimising fuel consumption, it also assists in acceleration by adding motor torque to engine torque according to accelerator operation.
Source: Nikesh Kooverjee (www.carmag.co.za)