The S-Cross first went on sale in October 2013 and then three years later, the major facelifted model was introduced with more distinctive and upright front end styling offering a stronger and bolder road presence. Ground clearance was made slightly higher at 180mm versus 165mm 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 interior design utilises an updated soft-touch dashboard pad, framing highlights for the centre panel and upgraded design seat fabric for SZ4 and SZ-T models. 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 (560mm).
Suzuki’s Boosterjet petrol engine technology was first utilised in Vitara as a 1.4-litre unit in 2016 and the 1.0-litre version followed several months later in Baleno. Both engines are available for the S-Cross. The three cylinder 1.0-litre unit offers the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (1.8-litre) and delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure.
This unit has an output of 111PS and is also Direct Injection turbocharged (DITC). The engine has very compact dimensions and offers 170Nm of torque available from 2,000rpm through to 3,500rpm. The 1.0-litre engine offers nine per cent more torque than the previously used 1.6-litre petrol together with 11 per cent lower CO2 emissions (NEDC tested) and 10 per cent improved combined fuel consumption.
The 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine has a power output of 140PS and offers 220Nm of torque available from just 1,500rpm which is 41 per cent more than the 1.6-litre engine. This engine is also 17 per cent more powerful and four per cent more economical versus the 1.6-litre unit.
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 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. The system’s four driver-selectable modes are as follows:
The RBS system monitors the road ahead by means of milliwave radar. The radar technology enables it to work even at high speeds, in darkness, and in rain or other bad weather. The system prevents or mitigates a collision by means of three functions which are Warning, Brake Assist and Automatic Braking.
The Suzuki range is now a self-charging HYBRID one, meaning outstanding performance, greater fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. All without having to plug in your car to charge. No hassles, no need to change your driving style, and you'll save money. Plenty of reasons to drive happy, right?
S-CROSS SZ5 HYBRID ALLGRIP
|range from £27,549|
ADDITIONAL TO SZ5 KEY FEATURES
|+ 4 Wheel Drive | Take control of the road, with the 4-wheel Drive system adapting to varied conditions such as rain, snow or rough terrain.|