2017 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
2017 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
The new Suzuki S-Cross 2017 is introduced with more distinctive and upright front end styling offering a stronger and bolder road presence. Ground clearance is now slightly higher at 180 millimeters versus 165 millimeters and new design headlamps help provide both higher efficiency and a sharper look. At the rear, newly designed LED rear combination lamps are used to provide a cleaner and more contemporary style.
The distinctive new interior design utilises an updated soft-touch dashboard pad, framing highlights for the centre panel and newly designed seat fabric for SZ4 and SZ-T models. Suzuki S-Cross offers ample room for five occupants with their luggage and the double sliding panoramic glass sunroof fitted as standard on the SZ5 model has one of the largest opening areas in its category (560 millimeters).
The highly acclaimed Boosterjet engines first utilised in the Vitara S and Baleno models are also now available to demonstrate Suzuki once again as a true expert in the field of fun to drive crossover and four wheel drive cars.
Equipment specification – Highlights.
All SZ4 models are equipped as standard with seven airbags, ESP, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, air conditioning, DRL (Daytime Running Lights), heated door mirrors, black protective skid plates, 16-in. alloy wheels, cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning and black wheel arch extensions.
SZ-T adds LED Projector Headlamps, rear parking camera, satellite navigation, polished 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking proximity sensors, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, silver roof rails and silver rear skid plates. Suzuki introduced the SZ-T model specifically with Fleet buyers in mind, although it is available to retail customers as well.
Equipment for the top of the range SZ5 model includes RBS (Radar Brake Support), heated front seats, leather seat upholstery, double sliding panoramic sunroof and aluminium roof rails.
CO2 emissions are low at just 113g/km for the 1.0-l. 2WD model and 119g/km with optional automatic transmission. The DDiS 2WD model achieves even lower CO2 emissions of 106g/km that result in an annual VED charge of just £20.
After the debut of the three cylinder Boosterjet 1.0-l. unit this engine technology now continues for the Facelift Suzuki S-Cross. Offering the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (1.8-l.), it delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure.
Historically, power and torque delivery from a turbocharged engine would not have been available until much higher engine speeds, offering less flexibility to the driver.
This unit has an output of 111PS and is also DITC (Direct Injection turbocharged). The engine has very compact dimensions and offers 170Nm of torque available from 2,000rpm through to 3,500rpm. The 1.0-l. engine offers 9 % more torque than the outgoing 1.6-l. petrol together with 11 % lower CO2 emissions and 10 % improved combined fuel consumption.
The 1.4-l. Boosterjet engine has a power output of 140PS and offers 220Nm of torque available from just 1,500rpm which is 41 % more than the outgoing 1.6-l. engine.
This engine is also 17 % more powerful and 4 % more economical versus the 1.6-l. unit.
The 1.4-l. engine offers strong benefits in performance too with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 10.2 seconds for both manual and automatic transmissions and a maximum speed of 124mph.
The 1.6-l. DDiS engine has a torque output of 320Nm from just 1,750rpm and uses a VGT (variable geometry turbocharger). The VGT gives optimal forced induction by controlling the flow of exhaust gases in accordance with the engine speed, thereby helping to achieve high torque, low fuel consumption and low particulate emissions.
An Engine Auto Stop Start system is used on all Suzuki S-Cross models which shuts down the engine when stationary.
Suzuki evolved its renowned four wheel drive technologies into a new generation that delivers driving pleasure and peace of mind in diverse conditions while promoting economy and limiting the burden four wheel drive cars place on the environment.
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP system is available on SZ-T and SZ5 models. It has four driver-selectable modes for safe, enjoyable driving on diverse surfaces. It debuted in the Suzuki S-Cross model at first launch and has proved very successful in both this model and Vitara. In development, the ALLGRIP system was enhanced by the addition of a feed forward function that allocates torque to the rear wheels before any slippage can occur.
Four-wheel drive is typically seen as detrimental to fuel economy and emissions performance. By contrast, Suzuki’s ALLGRIP system enables CO2 emissions that are remarkably low for a four-wheel drive SUV. CO2 emissions for the new 1.0-l. Boosterjet petrol engine with manual transmission is just 119g/km for the 1.0-l. and 127g/km for the 1.4-l.. The optional automatic transmission equipped 1.4-l.e model is only one gram higher. The Suzuki S-Cross with 1.6-l. DDiS engine and ALLGRIP has a figure of 114g/km.
The facelift Suzuki S-Cross goes on sale on October with full year sales projection in 2017 of around 5,000 units. Road Test vehicles are available via the press office from late October.