Recently in an online world premiere held on 25 November 2021, Suzuki Motor Corporation revealed that the new Suzuki S-cross will be landing in Australia sometime in the year 2022. However, the exact date and specifications have not been officially released yet.
This third-generation model of the SX4/S-Cross line will feature a more enormous body than the previously released model. This will result in a roomier interior and better cargo space. In addition, the styling aspects of the model are also changed. With the newer model, Suzuki has ditched the bulky wagon look and went for a more orthodox design which is found in the more recent crossover models.
Under the bonnet
When it comes to the improvements made under the hood, the latest S-Cross model will be fitted with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine which can be hooked to all-wheel drive. The other outputs are still not confirmed by Suzuki, but the same type of engine is known to produce an output of 103 kW and 220 Nm.
The Suzuki S-Cross model released in Europe has an alternate version of the 1.4-litre turbo engine, which is a 48V mild hybrid, which gives the output 96 kW and 235 Nm. Even though details for the S-Cross haven’t been released for Asia, Latin America, and Oceania, similar features to the European model will be welcomed all across the globe.
All the S-Cross models will have 17-inch alloy wheels fitted in the vehicle, and the design will vary depending on the trim level. European models will be built in Hungary, which will also be the source of Australia bound versions.
Technological features of Suzuki S-Cross
The top-trim version of the Suzuki comes with a 9.0-inch touch screen, while the lower trim version is equipped with similar quality but a smaller 7-inch touchscreen display. In addition, the car supports all major smart devices with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto support.
Other expected features available across all S-Cross include:
- Heated front seats
- Panoramic sunroof
- Wireless smartphone charging station
- Keyless entry
- Powerful LED headlights
- Parking sensors in the car’s front and back
- A surround-view camera
Safety features of Suzuki S-Cross
It was proudly declared by President Toshihiro Suzuki in an online press conference that “The all-new S-Cross is developed with our expertise and experience in SUVs”.
Therefore apart from the cosmetic changes, a lot of safety features were also improved to provide the rider with a smoother and safer drive. The safety roster for Suzuki S-Cross includes an autonomous emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and weaving alert.
The development for the future
Suzuki Australia previously indicated that they plan on bringing the all-wheel-drive (AWD) version of the car back to Australia. The last AWD variant was also part of the S-Cross range in 2016, but unfortunately, it was discontinued.
The reason for the discontinuation of the S-Cross series was the recently launched Vitara. Vitara is a front and AWD car, and Suzuki didn’t want the sales of Vitara to be in direct competition with sales of S-Cross, so they discontinued the latter range.
Suzuki’s solid hybrid systems, along with their new fuel engines with Motor Generator Unit (MGU) and Auto Gear Shift (AGS), is supposed to provide impeccable driving experience in both hybrid and non-hybrid driving.
This model will be hitting the market in early 2022 and is anticipated by a lot of Australians for its top-rated engineering and newer, more impactful design. Along with them the design also features the best security features for its price and can be suitable for every situation from adventure-seeking to regular city routes.
Below is the summarizations of the known features of Suzuki’s new and improved S-Cross cars.
Summary of the known specs Suzuki S-Cross
Bold SUV Design
- The front of the car features a piano-black grill and headlamps with three LED position lamps each.
- The car is given an aggressive look by placing the lamps and bonnet relatively higher than usual.
- Suzuki chose a square wheel arch moulding and flowing and seamless shoulder line to project a tough but smooth design.
- The interior centre console features a three-dimensional design. It contains a multifunctional touchscreen display that connects with most smart devices and provides driving support functions such as vehicle information and surround camera display.
Sophisticated technological features Suzuki S-Cross
- This car features an ALLGRIP SELECT which Suzuki has adapted to fit the four-wheel-drive system.
- The dial featured in the car can be used to select driving mode according to road conditions, from choosing an option to prioritize fuel efficiency to driving on snowy roads. It has all the modes suiting different road conditions to provide a smooth drive.
- To even further improve the fuel-efficiency and consumption, the car also comes in a hybrid model. Fitted with a 48-volt SHVS, the hybrid system can compete with any other traditional fuel car.
- S-Cross features parking support with 360 view cameras to make parking easy apart from the usual features, which include cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, etc.
Versatility in functionality
- This car was designed to be an ideal vehicle for various situations, from outdoor adventure travel to long-distance drives.
- With 430L of luggage space in a compact body, Suzuki made sure to maximize the usable space in the car.
- Apart from the top-class engineering, they also provided a panoramic sunroof to improve the enjoyability of the ride. The sunroof also improved the spaciousness of the car, giving it a more roomy feel.
Major known specification (for European vehicles but similar features will be available in Australia)
- SUV’s overall dimensions: length 4,300mm x width 1,785 x height 1585
- Wheelbase: 2,600mm
- Engine: 1.4L DITC or 48V SHVS
- Max output: 95kW/ 5,500rpm
- Max torque: 235Nm/ 2,000-3000rpm
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