The Suzuki S-Cross takes on competitors such as the Kia Stonic, Mitsubishi ASX and Mazda CX-3 with its next generation update
The all-new Suzuki S-Cross small SUV has been globally revealed and is expected to arrive in Australia in 2022. .
Although local specifications have not been revealed, Suzuki says that the S-Cross will maintain its 1.4-litre ‘Boosterjet’ turbo-petrol engine paired with all-grip select four-wheel drive.
Suzuki said the S-Cross will use a mild-hybrid version of the same engine also found in the European-market Vitara small SUV, however it is not confirmed if we will receive this engine here in Australia.
Currently, the second generation S-Cross sold in Australia features the 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit and makes 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque that is offered exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.
When it arrives the S-Cross will likely take on small SUVs rivals such as the Kia Stonic, Mitsubishi ASX and Mazda CX-3, though the addition of mild-hybrid power could make it a closer competitor to the Mazda CX-30.
The S-Cross gains more bold and aggressive exterior styling for 2022, while inside there are several new features including a 9.0-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, 360-degree camera and smartphone connectivity.
Safety has also been given a boost in the Suzuki S-Cross that will feature AEB, lane departure warning and prevention, weaving alert, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert to name a few.
Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota said the new S-Cross will be influential for growth in the SUV market.
“With the launch of the all-new S-Cross and its potential long list of upgraded features and specifications on safety, driver convenience and class leading value, there is no doubt we will continue to increase our presence in the growing SUV market.”
Pricing, along with further specification, will be available closer to the car’s launch at some point in 2022.
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