Suzuki has just announced the launch of their new S-Cross via a world premiere movie on YouTube. The car looks radically different thanks to it’s new exterior design and a more SUV-like body structure. The car will be assembled in Hungary, and will make it’s way to various markets over the course of 2022.
The car has been given an overhaul on the exterior, with the car’s dimensions making it 4,300mm long, 1,785mm wide and 1,585mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,600mm and all this has resulted in a spacious car. The front grille is a large all-black one, and LED lamps are present on the front and rear along with roof rails and all-black accents around the car to give it a proper crossover feel. The square wheel arches make for a bold look, and there is also a panoramic sunroof and 430L boot present.
As for the engine, Suzuki has gone down the mild-hybrid path. The engine is a 1.4L DITC BoosterJet direct-injection turbo engine, and along with it is a 48V SHVS mild-hybrid system which provides for a power output of 127HP/235NM, and the electric motor has a power output of 10kW/13HP.
On the inside, the car has been given the usual gimmicks such as a partly digital instrument cluster and a 9″ touchscreen, though there is a new 4X4 system called ALLGRIP, which allows changes to be made to the way the car behaves over certain road conditions. There are also driver aids such as autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane departure prevention, adaptive cruise control with stop & go and more on offer.
The car will make it’s way to markets some time next year, and with this Suzuki also intends to increase it’s hybrid portfolio in the coming years. The company is developing a new fuel-powered engine with a single Motor Generator Unit (MGU) and Auto Gear Shift (AGS), which will be making it’s debut in the European markets next year, first on the Vitara and then on the S-Cross, and it’s purpose is to reduce the fuel consumption. An India launch is almost imminent, and upon launch it will rival the likes of the Seltos and Creta, though pricing hasn’t been revealed yet. Let’s wait and see what comes of the S-Cross!